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Address: Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Part of west lake.

part of the west lake and as scenic. good photo opportunity. take lots of them. they turn out really well and nice. another must visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015

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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

part of the west lake and as scenic. good photo opportunity. take lots of them. they turn out really well and nice. another must visit

1 Thank alfredteng
Beijing, China
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492 reviews
342 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I don’t see why this place is rated as high as it is. The terrain was ok but it’s just like the rest of the lake. I usually take photos but didn’t see the point for doing so at this location. I just find it funny that the name is Solitary Hill and we were here during Golden Week (An... More 

1 Thank Daniel A
Cologne, Germany
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Andy_Kelong
Zhejiang, China
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33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Wang P
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank lmjtam
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1,455 reviews
868 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
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.

Thank SE s
Zhejiang, China
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52 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank HiCenter
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49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

2 Thank HangzhouTourism
Macau, China
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66 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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.

1 Thank Lochie2
Hangzhou, China
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20 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

2 Thank Yingqi Q

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