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One of my favorite places in Hangzhou

The Solitary Hill offers a nice view on the lake and it is not very crowded. That is if you actually climb the hill and walk trough the woods in the center of the small island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Solitary Hill offers a nice view on the lake and it is not very crowded. That is if you actually climb the hill and walk trough the woods in the center of the small island. The outer parts are more crowded, so to say. Enjoyed the nature and the various small buildings that can be discovered, quite a relaxing... More 

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Zhejiang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Gu Shan(also called Solitary Hill) looks like a small island floating on the West Lake. I was almost confused by the name itself because Gu Shan is actually not isolated by West Lake or bridges. Literally Solitary Hill is not alone at all:), which made me realize at the first step at the entrance. Even if it's not a high... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Quite a nice and big area especially the park under Gu Shan which is very quiet and you could easily sit there for a long time. Gu Shan has several areas to see - one was the Remains of the Liaoyao Pavilion from the Qing Dynasty. It's pretty cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This is close to West Lake.So you can make it part of West Lake tour.Its an O K place to hangaround and spend time if you have.

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Zhejiang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Solitary Hill is less than 40 meters high. It is a part of the West Lake scenic area and a natural island. There is a park in it named Zhongshan Park. Covered with verdant trees, the environment of the hill is very tranquil and very beautiful. Besides, it boasts some cultural sites and is a nice place to wander... More 

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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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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
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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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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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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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