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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great place for cycling. Beautiful and peaceful. Very serene and it's safe. Environment is with good breeze and nice willow around.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The view of West Lake is magnificent - one would never be able to describe it until you see it for yourself. Although the weather was cloudy, to me it just adds a layer of mist to the view. The willows at the banks of the lake, the small boats by the side, the stone bridges - all add to... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Watch the beautiful musical foundation. Enjoy the West Lake boat ride though a bit hazy. Have lunch in one of the local tea restaurant which is good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a boat cruise across the lake to fully appreciate it. This is a pleasant and serene part of the city, but the heavy smog (air pollution) lingers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited china during august and visited the west lake in hangzhou. It is a lovely scenic place with many areas of sightseeing. Even tried the boat and ship ride which is an great experience. We also learnt a little bit of its history which said long years ago the land was bare and people tried to put up buildings... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went to Hangzhou for three weeks and along the day, I came several time to Xi Hu to visit different side and watched different attraction (as well as tried different restaurant around). Everytime I visit Xi Hu, I was always impressed with the beauty and the uniquely of this lake. It is definitely impossible to find something similar anywhere... More

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Tangerang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During the 9 days I stayed in Hangzhou, I went to West Lake several times. And I have to say that every experience was different. For example at night. It could be so crowded because of a dancing fountain in the middle of the lake and a beautiful cruise which was more beautiful at night because of the lights. Or... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was foggy due to smog all over the city. Impossible to take pics, however i believe it must be stunning if climate conditions are better. It was too humid. I reommend to rent a bike and take a tour around the lake.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Always the best place to do in any season at any time. It shows you different views every time. It's one of the few places that tourists go and locals go too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We liked the boat trip very much, but in July and August Chinese children have holidays, so the place is terribly crowded and loud.

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