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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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The UNESCO World Heritage site Xi Hu (West Lake) is in the heart of Hangzhou and gives the city its picturesque and romantic feeling. Huge lake surrounded by rolling hills... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The UNESCO World Heritage site Xi Hu (West Lake) is in the heart of Hangzhou and gives the city its picturesque and romantic feeling. Huge lake surrounded by rolling hills, pagodas, and never-ending greenery. There are also several bridges and walkways on the lake. It is very popular with tourists, so prepare for crowds! Luckily, the lake is huge, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Hangzhou's West Lake is a central landmark in the city. Great for strolling around, enjoying tea or eating at local restaurants, or get a different view from a boat. (We took a rowboat ride for 40 minutes at a fixed price of 120 yuan.) At night, a performance "Impression West Lake is held right on... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Hangzhou has many attractions that make it a popular destination for tourists all over. However, the crown jewel of the city is undoubtedly the West Lake. Surrounding the lake are a number of famous temples, pagodas as well as coffee and tea houses. You can expect to see numerous street performers and vendors of all trades. It is easy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lake, with lots of Chinese brides having their pictures taken around the outside which is entertaining. We rented the little orange boats which was fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very special spot for my fiancée and I. We love to visit the West Lake during spring (our favourite time is around mid April) because it is when the weather is not cold, but also not hot. And there aren't that many tourists. You don't need to spend money on a boat ride (unless you really want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this in the evening of our first day as the sun was setting and the views were breathtaking. We returned in the morning for a lake cruise, and on our way to the boat, we took in some of the gardens, the main pathway has inlaid carvings of dragons, cranes, fish, phoenix and many other creatures, look out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A lot of great sites to see, shops to stop in, and temples to visit. Just be sure to have a local or tour guide that can help you navigate around the area. I did a solo trip and had a very difficult time getting around via the busses. No taxi drivers would pick me up because they were all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice scenic area. a place good enough for 3/4 of the day ending off with the musical fountain. try the local restaurant for the local dishes such as dongpo rou, xi hu fish etc(plenty of small bones thou.) along with a nice warm longjin green tea. Starbucks and macdonald also readily available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Took the time to walk aroung the west lake when in Hangzhou, a beautiful peaceful walk. Very surprised i was the only weternere on the walter front that i saw and i walked for over 9 hours. A great place to spend the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

the walk around west lake is relaxing and scenic if you are visiting this place on weekdays. don't forget to watch the 'hangzhou impression' show at night which is choreographed by zhang yimou who also choreograph the beijing Olympics opening show.

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Address: West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
Phone Number: 057187179617
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Zhejiang  >  Hangzhou
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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