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Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)

Address: Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Hangzhou - Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai
Ranked #6 of 236 Attractions in Hangzhou
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Gu Shan, widely translated as The Solitary Hill in English, is a quite popular tourist destination in Hangzhou. It is a must-visit site nearby the West Lake. Accepted as the No.1 cultural scenic zone, a part of the highlights of the Scenic Area of the West Lake, Gushan is a holy land of culture and art. This area used to... More

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Macau, China
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52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A quiet isolated spot within easy access of a West Lake walk. Fascinating history and association with calligraphy and ancient poets, seldom visited by western tourists but a chance to glimpse an element of Chinese culture not often available.

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Hangzhou, China
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

To be a world cultural heritage, west lake is not only famous for its beautiful scenery,but also for the rich cultural deposits. Gu Shan is one of the best place to represent it. Go visit the "Xiling Seal Society", which is a hundreds-years honored seal club that represent China's seal culture. Go visit the Fang He Pavilion and Linbu's tomb,... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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71 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Worth the walk and there are lots of photo opportunities. Love the view from the top. Definitely also climb up the rocks and stand on the highest point.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Simply another pleasant spot on the side of Xihu to take a stroll. A steady stream of people makes it a fantastic place to sit and observe the world. Skip it if you have a busy itinery.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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622 helpful votes 622 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a good a place as any to watch the lake from. There are some food and drink booths nearby, so you can take a break from your stroll and just admire the lovely lake.

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Adelaide, Australia
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234 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If cycling around west lake, this is a scenic detour not far off the main route, and the views are well worth the extra effort. Be sure to bring plenty of water with you, as we didn't see any vendors during our winter visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is not an attraction it is just a bridge with a good view across part of West Lake. The walk there and back is relaxing just keep to one side or risk being run over by cyclist. If visiting in summer (I visited during a heatwave) take plenty of water. There are plenty of toilets nearby.

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Sydney, Australia
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55 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Most of the tourists walk along the main road along the southern part of the island where there a number of restaurants and the Zhejiang museum. The best walk is along the upper walking track that runsthrough the middel of the island to the north of the road. The track was uncrowded, scenic and relaxing.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

nothing to do here but to revital my spirit and relax my mind.. i dare to say this is an awesome place to just have a walk or cycling. try not to visit during public holiday coz the place will become terrible crowded with thousand head and mumbing sound.. visit during non-peak season, you will sure to have an unforgettable... More

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