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Address: Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai

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Quiet area and quite nice

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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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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Hangzhou, 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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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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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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England
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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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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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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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