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East Lake of Shaoxing

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smaller park but worth the visit.

While this is a smaller lake it makes up for it's unique shape and the beauty as seen from either... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2016
Dan H
Amazing Rock Colors!!

Dong Hu was formed after a quarry was filled in with water. The lake itself is quite small compared... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2016
Mumslie
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“Magical”
Sep 6, 2018
“Clean and peaceful park adjucent to the beautiful East Lake.”
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Yundong Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing 312000, China
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 29, 2015

As the title says, this is one of the highlight of Shaoxing. Easily accessible by bus or taxi from Shaoxing town, this is one of the place that tourist should visit while in Shaoxing. A bus ride cost only RMB1 (Bus no. 1) and takes...More

2  Thank Kookaaq
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

The most interesting thing about the East Lake is the fact that it's man-made. Otherwise it looks just like an ordinary lake in an ordinary Chinese urban park. But in order to really appreciate the way it was carved in the rocks over centuries, you...More

3  Thank Dongpurou
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a magical and beautiful experience. Every other photo taken was a postcard worthy shot. The boat tour is a must. A must go when you are in Shaoxing

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

We enjoyed tranquility of the park with beautiful sceneries of the East Lake. Spectacular carst cliffs surrounds one side of the lake. Lots of photo opportunities.

Thank Igor K
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Must see in Shaoxing. Beautiful see with a lot of nature. Itβ€˜s raining the whole day at the visit but the day was very nice.

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Reviewed January 26, 2017

Those who are even trying to compare to West Lake in Hangzhou are not being at all fair on this place and though yes it does have nominal similarities, that's it. This is about 120 years old, the brainchild of a local Qing lord who...More

2  Thank LiJames77
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Worth a trip, but not a patch on West Lake in Hangzhou, though it's supposed to be one of the three famous lakes of China. Not a particularly difficult or long walk.

Thank PhangL21
Reviewed September 1, 2016

While this is a smaller lake it makes up for it's unique shape and the beauty as seen from either on the hill side above it or walking along the water. overall the entire circle walk can be done in around 2hours which includes stopping...More

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Dong Hu was formed after a quarry was filled in with water. The lake itself is quite small compared with other lakes in China. The amazing features are the remaining rock cliffs that are multiple shades of rusts, greens, and browns. Guests can walk through...More

1  Thank Mumslie
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

East Lake rocks! The east lake has lots of fresh air and you must go on the boat ride (Β₯250-270). From Shanghai or Beijing? Well... This must be your favourite attraction!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed November 2, 2015

East Lake of Shaoxing is very different from the numerous other lakes and ponds we have seen in China due to its unusual history. This is a lake garden which was created when an abandoned quarry slowly filled up with rainwater. It has gradually been...More

Thank camsean
Reviewed October 29, 2015

As the title says, this is one of the highlight of Shaoxing. Easily accessible by bus or taxi from Shaoxing town, this is one of the place that tourist should visit while in Shaoxing. A bus ride cost only RMB1 (Bus no. 1) and takes...More

2  Thank Kookaaq
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