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Address: West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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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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stunning early morning views

A truly beautiful area with lush vegetation and amazing view points everywhere you look. If you cannot make it on a weekday you really need to be there at 06.00 in the morning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A truly beautiful area with lush vegetation and amazing view points everywhere you look. If you cannot make it on a weekday you really need to be there at 06.00 in the morning, earlier if possible and you will avoid ,some of, the tour groups. Great also to take a bike for 2 hours and ride around. One of the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Take a boat on the lake to see the images on the back of your 1 Yuan note. Nice trip around one of the little islands then back in to stroll along the paths such as the lover lane then over one of the many bridges. very pretty area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Taking the dragon boat around the lake gives a different view of the temples, etc that can be seen -the lake is only 3 metres deep and takes about 20 minutes but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to visit on a warm spring/autumn day. There's a lot of people, but that's just how it is. Would definitely recommend a visit! You also get to see the Leifeng Pagoda, which is found on the 1 RMB note.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Unfortunately the days we were there were rather cold and misty so we couldn't enjoy the beautiful lake views to the full. However the bits we saw were very beautiful and I can imagine that on a nice day it will be magnificent.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived on a cloudy day but still very beautiful. The big negative was that it is very crowded. Went out on about and even the boat traffic on the lake seemed to be very crowded. Lots of walking so be prepared.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Try not to go to west lake during weekends. There were crowd of people and you cannot enjoy the scene. You can be more relax during weekdays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

West Lake is Hangzhou China is a scenic place. You can rent and return a bicycle from designated bicycle kiosk using smart card to cycle round the lake. It is difficult for me to describe the beautiful scenery which I saw when I was there on 23 March 2015. Trip Advisor does not allow links to be included in reviews,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

West Lake is stunning!!! My wife and I went there on a weekend and it was stunning to say the least!!! It's an enormous lake so the difficult part is where to start and how to get there since no one speaks English. My wife and I walked along Lakeside Park where you can find many food stands, souvenir shops,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I followed a tour, so our schedule is quite hectic. They only gave us around 1 hour to walk around one particular area so there's not enough time to really appreciate the scenery. Although they provided us with a boat ride along the shores of the lake (takes around 1 hour) it's still not enough. But honestly, people have been... More 

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