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West Lake (Xi Hu)

West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Perhaps it was bad timing on our part, but when we visited West Lake, the Mid-Autumn Festival was occurring so there was a very high level of traffic in the area. Most of the traffic were locals off for this holiday. So when we were walking up West Lake there was a lot of foot traffic. I didn't think that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you like walk in the Nature the good place but if you like easy way take the bot tour and the staff are real friendly

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Spent a few enjoyable days in Hangzhou, including walking around the famous West Lake. It is a highly rated tourist attraction, and for once, rightly so! There is a lot of green and nature associated with the lake. Plenty of walkways for pedestrians only, somewhat of a rarity. Although boat rides are on offer, there are lots of attractions around... More

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The scene is beautiful, but just too many people in the summer. Probably in other season would be less people.

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Mill Valley California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

we didn't allow enough time for Westlake, it's enormous. We took a boat around and walked as much as we could. We would have liked to spend more time there, but be warned the air is bad there too. Lots of smog

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Woodstock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Unfortunately it was a rainy day when we visited but the boat ride was still most enjoyable. A very nice park and lake area

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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Good people watching. Paid abt RMB50 for the lake tour. Unfortunately the tour guide only speaks Mandarin. A good place for evening walk or morning jog.

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Penang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

West Lake, Hangzhou. Visited in the month of Sept suppose to be autumn month but leaves still green and not yet change colour, It was drizzling and a bit wet. Foggy view of lake. Walk around garden, mostly greens no flowers too. Had a boat ride, passed by some man made islands and stop on the other side. Overrall, if... More

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Yangshuo County, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Nice place to stroll around for a while and and discover Chinese daily life. Watch locals enjoying Tai Chi classes in the morning and/or dancing on music. Romantic surroundings and beautiful lotus flowers if you're lucky and in the right season.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Was in Shanghai and decided to take an unplanned, spur-of-the-moment day trip to Hangzhou. Arrived at Hongqiao Metro Station at 9.45 am and bought the 10.30 am 1st class return tickets to Hangzhou station. Cost 123RMB each way. Seats are comfy and wide. The second class seats looked reasonably clean and comfy too -- if you want to save some... More

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