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Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)

Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Ranked #5 of 236 attractions in Hangzhou
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Macau, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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1,006 attraction reviews
543 helpful votes 543 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
158 helpful votes 158 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We stopped by in early morning, very nice view. Except the morning exercisers are very loud - they are practicing songs with very loud microphone.

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