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Address: Baoshi Mountain, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
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The view on the lake and surroundings is nicer than the Pagoda itself. If you want a decent and very nice hike walk in the direction of the Taoist temple you have also some nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view on the lake and surroundings is nicer than the Pagoda itself. If you want a decent and very nice hike walk in the direction of the Taoist temple you have also some nice caves there. To go up all the way takes about an hour.

Thank FlorisMT
Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We went here during the Golden week, which was really a mistake. The place was so crowded, that people where stepping over each other to get to the viewing spots. There are some places with narrow steps, so it was really hard to get to the rocks with all these people pushing around you. The pagoda itself is beautiful, you... More 

Thank Anna J
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The Baochu Pagoda, besides West Lake and the Pagoda of Six Harmonies is the most noticeable attraction in Hangzhou. It appears beautiful from afar and is even nicer the closer you get to it. After the trek, the views are beautiful and tranquil. It was an oasis as the crowds are definitely fewer there than practically anywhere else in Hangzhou.

Thank Daniel A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Baoshi hill with slim Baochu pagoda on the top is your place if you want to escape from crowds around West lake. Moreover, after the hiking up, you will be rewarded by excellent view of lake surrounded by hills and city. You can take short but steep hike mostly walk on the stairs, entrance is from Beishan road (near West... More 

1 Thank hlinajs
Zhejiang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Baochu Pagoda, seated on Hangzhou Baoshishan Mountain, was built 1000 years ago and now is one of the city's landmarks. It has seven floors and was rebuilt many times. Apart from watching the pagoda, visitors can also appreciate the beautiful surrounding. Baoshishan Mountain is a nice place for hiking and relaxing.

Thank HiCenter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Hearing the people shouting as part of tai chi while hiking up the hill in the morning to get to this pagoda is a unique experience. Not too strenuous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Climbing this mountain was a great experience. At the beginning I was scared because I went with my friend after a raining day so it was slippery and I was so afraid to fall. Hopefully everything went well.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Hiking up here was the best thing I did on my daytrip to Hangzhou. Good exercise; wonderful views of the lake and the city; allows you to escape the tourist hordes but still be around plenty of Chinese (mostly friendly but bemused to see me, a Westerner).

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Instead of following the stairs up the hill, we turned left and followed a footpath through the woods (we think it was for maintenance workers). We wandered through the woods for 30 minutes, and came out the other side of the Pagoda. We climbed the rocks and felt like explorers. We had a wonderful time!

Thank jenlawless2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

On a clear day BaoChu Pagoda provides an excellent vantage point for some excellent views over West Lake and the City of Hangzhou. The advantage is that it is far from the bustling crowds - since most wont make the effort to climb up here. The interesting part is exploring the rest of the elevated area close to the Pagoda.... More 

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