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West Lake (Xi Hu)

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Address: West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
Phone Number: 057187179617
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Description: Considered one of the most beautiful sights in Hangzhou, this scenic lake...
Considered one of the most beautiful sights in Hangzhou, this scenic lake is sheltered on three sides by hills, with open flat land to the northeast where downtown Hangzhou is located.
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15km around, takes half a day or more to see all the sites. A lot of chinese tourists... The boat ride to the island is worth the 55 Yuan.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

15km around, takes half a day or more to see all the sites. A lot of chinese tourists... The boat ride to the island is worth the 55 Yuan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I took the train from Shanghai to Hangzhou, room two hours plus to reach, took a cab for a short ride to west lake. WONDERFUL attraction, of you are planning a trip to West Lake, I will suggest Spring or Autumn for the weather. But a short review, please drop by to my personal photo blog on snapraw to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

A visit to Hangzhou is incomplete if one does not see West lake.I had half a day to spare and I decided to stroll around various scenic areas around west lake. It was raining and that added to the beauty of the lake. Lotus in half or full bloom dominated the scenery on the lake.Mountains bordered the lake .Sights interrupted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Pleasant area to walk in the evening. Some nice outdoor bars to sit and listen to music. Worth visiting if in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Easy to get around once our taxi dropped us off. It was also easy to buy a ticket and take a boat out on the water. Go early to avoid crowds and the heat of the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I'm always a fan of going where "the locals go" for great get-a ways. This is where the Chinese go to relax, have romantic getaways and find peace--and have been for centuries! We were there a few weeks ago in August. Although it was very hot and humid it was still beautiful. Locals told us that fall is the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I enjoyed the scenery during my walks at the lake. There are quite a lot of things/attractions to discover while walking around. So far I have been twice at the lake but have not seen everything yet. I will probably return to spend more time there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

great place for having halal food Omar Cafe Indian Kitchen / 欧麦咖啡 印度小厨 Indian Restaurant Nan Shan Rd, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Sheng, China, China

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have visited Xi Hu in every season of the year, weather and time as I've been living in Hangzhou since 4years. Lake is always beautiful, but mostly pretty crowded. I prefer side along Nanshan and Yanggongdi road. There is less people and there are quiet and really beautiful places. "No go" time for me is April (high season), weekends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a big area of natural beauty. My daughter loved going on the boat to 'fairy island '. It is a great place to go with children and accessible by pram. There is not much in the way of lunch on the island apart from small food stalls, so either eat before or take your own.

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