Su Causeway
Su Causeway
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Stephen C
Singapore, Singapore1,125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
This causeway runs through the north and south of the West Lake. The causeway is named after Su Dongpo, when he was an official in Hangzhou.

This causeway is about 3 km long and is ideal for walking and cycling. You can also enjoy the sight of large lotus flowers at the end of the causeway.
Written July 31, 2020
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Betty H
Hangzhou, China1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
The West Lake is a brilliant pearl embedded in the fertile shores of the East China Sea. As the most renowned attraction in Hangzhou, the West Lake draws tourists from all corners of China and the world. But how to travel around West Lake may be your first concern. By following this itinerary, you’ll catch the best attractions, as well as other worthwhile discoveries that visitors miss.
Get well-prepared for this journey. It is necessary for you to prepare a public transportation card which is available at any subway station. Because you can use it both to take a bus and a subway. But if you don’t have the card, remember to bring change to take a bus. Generally speaking, it will cost generally two to five yuan at one time. Be sure that you have enough money for tickets, lunch and emergencies.
The first stop I recommend is Leifeng Pagoda, which is known throughout China as the location of the folk tale “The Legend of the White Snake”. Take buses No. Y1、Y2、Y3、K4 or J5 and get off at Jingci Temple. You will easily notice Leifeng Pagoda is in front of you. For 40 yuan, you can pass in. Inside the pagoda is a recently excavated mausoleum, with treasures including Buddhist silk scriptures, hand-carved, wooden dioramas of an epic West Lake myth, and, of course, sweeping views of the lake. Besides, you could climb to the top or take an elevator for a broader vision.
After lingering around the Leifeng grounds, head east on Nanshan Road to Su Causeway. Go down Nanshan road and Su Causeway is on your right. Walking on Su Causeway, you can look at the lake and surrounding hills, absorbing all the visual and aural pleasures created by the breathtaking panorama. As a photography enthusiast, you can snap away happily, for there are plenty of opportunities on every nooks, corners and angle.
The third stop is the Broken Bridge. Go west down Beishan road to the nearest bus stop called Yue Temple. Take buses No.Y2 or holiday line No.4 and get off at the Broken Bridge. It takes about 20 minutes and you could take a short rest. When you get off, the most famous bridge in Hangzhou comes into view. Step forward, you may bump shoulders with the visiting crowds, but the walk toward the largest island in the lake is pretty and relaxing. Here you'll find several museums, parks, nature trails and a Costa Coffee, housed in a Qing-era-style villa. You can enjoy the sun and the silence of the afternoon in that cafe.
After the whole day’s journey, it is time to be back. Walk east on Beishan Road about 520 meters, then across Longyou Road and Wulin Road. Go straight to Fengqi Road to the subway station. It covers altogether 1.3 kilometers and if you are too tired to walk, you can take a taxi. It costs about 12 yuan to get there. After that, take subway No.1 line and get off at East Railway Station.
To sum up, firstly, make an advanced preparation including enough money, a public transportation card or adequate change. Then, choose the exact bus and arrive at your destination. After visiting Leifeng Pagoda, keep strolling to enjoy the enchanting scenery unfolds before your eyes in Su Causeway. Before going to the Broken Bridge, be sure that you get on the right bus. When finishing up, don’t forget the right route to return. Wish you a great journey!
Written November 21, 2014
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Daniel Li
Beijing, China113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
There are two well-known causeways running across West Lake in Hangzhou – Bai Causeway (白堤) and Su Causeway (苏堤), which are both named after the poet-governors of Hangzhou – Bai Juyi (772–846) in Tang Dynasty and Su Dongpo ( 1037 – 1101) in Song Dynasty respectively.

Su Causeway is a great place for walking or biking during your Hangzhou tour. It is a 2800-meter scenic walk or bike belt crossing the lake from the south to the north on the west side of West Lake. There are six stone moon bridges numbered from the Bridge No.01 in the south ( Leifeng Pagoda side ) to the Bridge No.06 in the north ( near Tomb of General Yue Fei or Shangri-la Hotel).

You can either walk from the south to the north or from the north to the south. You can stroll along Su Causeway only or regard Su Causeway as just one part of your hike around the 15 km long West Lake. Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring ( 苏堤春晓 ) is one of the top 10 classical attractions in Hangzhou.

It is better to stroll from the north to the south when you finish at Viewing Fish at the Flower Park, Prince Bay Park or Leifeng Pagoda on the south. You are kindly reminded to visit Su Causeway in the early morning (avoiding the hordes of tourists ) and you can catch the beautiful sunrise in a fine day or later afternoon for a sunset glow, avoiding weekends or public holidays.

As its name suggests ( Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring ), spring is the best time to walk along the causeway since peach blossoms, willows trees, plum blossoms and spring flowers make the causeway a fairyland, which entices a consistent flow of modern tourists as it did in the ancient times.

Like Bai Causeway (built from the dirt from the lake), Su Causeway was also constructed from the silt dredged from the lake in an effort to make the lake deeper and larger during the reign of Su Dongpo, also known as Su Shi (January 8,1037 – August 24, 1101), who served twice as the governor of Hangzhou. In the course of his second term (1090), he organized a large-scale dredging of West Lake. The dam or the causeway was later named after him as Su Causeway. No admission fee.
Written December 25, 2015
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PeggieFearless
Kyoto, Japan679 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
Sudi, or Su Causeway is a straight road leading to Leifeng Pagoda. It takes an hour for slow walking, during which you can see yourself inside the scenery.
Written April 12, 2014
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JarodZhu
Hangzhou84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
It is a straight line connected with Beishan Road (North Mt. Rd) and Nanshan Road (South Mt. Rd), during the early summer, the morning breeze just touching my skin gently. I normally riding to either side and start jogging.

Su Causway is named under the name of Su Dongpo (Su Shi), used to be a city officer in Hangzhou city. Causeway was originally composed by the mud dug from the West Lake, however, the nutrition stuff made the plants growing very well, If tourist coming on the right time, the view is just so great.

Okay, let's get back to the jogging. In the early morning, when rare tourist, the whole Causeway is just like your personal running path. Feel Free, breath with all your organs, the lake is on both sides. The trees and flowers starring at your pace.

Try morning jogging here. Not like a traveler, but a local runner.
Written June 2, 2014
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glopaul
Gold Coast133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Experience life along the canal, which is slowly being taken over by commercial facilities; see how the locals live and use the canal.
Written November 18, 2017
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514lim
Boston, United States12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Part of serious West Lake area. Very romantic and clean path.
The city has been doing excellent job in keeping this place as is and more importantly, it is very safe to be there any time of the day.
Written July 11, 2017
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
We have again strolled along Su Causeway early in the morning by late March this year and the whole trip was really peaceful and nice for photo snapping. The surrounding area were picturesque and a few tourists just enjoyed to rode their boats along side with the causeway while some cyclists rode their bikes up and down the six bridges along the causeway. The whole 3 km trip would take slightly more than an hour if you just walk from one end to the other but if you like photo-taking or relaxing during your way, you have to allow for more than two hours to complete the journey. Highly recommended.
Written May 1, 2017
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SouthEndGuy
Boston, MA139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
There are jitneys and other ways to get around. I marveled at two men flying kites that looked like a an aerial cock fight. They drew quite a crowd. And I purchased a comb made from a horn by the young woman who sold it to me
Written May 17, 2016
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Grant L
Shanghai, China5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
took a lot of photos around this area. Very quaint and picturesque and even on wet sundays the locals are still out walking. Take a bike ride.... worth the effort!
Written January 12, 2016
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