Three Pools Mirroring the Moon

Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, Hangzhou: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Three Pools Mirroring the Moon Reviews: 4.5/5

Three Pools Mirroring the Moon

Three Pools Mirroring the Moon
4.5
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7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Stephen C
1,055 contributions
Romantic place
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is one of the Top 10 scenic sights in West Lake and is definitely worth a visit. This is an island within the lake and is only accessible via ferry from the main jetties. There are 4 pools within the island and on a night with a full moon, you will be able to see the reflection of the moon on each of the lakes.

Boat ride cost 50 RMB during the daytime and 35 RMB in the evening.
Written July 31, 2020
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cornwall15
Durham, NC88 contributions
great place for contemplation
Oct 2019
We visited here in october 2019 and found it to be very scenic. It is not a place that you will be entertained in - it is only a place to foster contemplation. Snacks, drinks, and toilets are there.

You must take a boat ride out to this island. Note that boat go here from multiple locations around the lake. You cannot buy return tickets from the island, you must buy them in advance. This means that you must work to find the right boat dock to get the particular set of boats that return to where you started - don't try this at closing time as there are multiple docks on the island, each minutes from the next.

We very much enjoyed the scenery and layout of the island, but did have to accept sharing it with a lot of other siteseers.
Written December 29, 2019
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son1son
London, UK4 contributions
Peaceful historical Morning
Nov 2019 • Couples
I visited in the morning and it was nice. It was a peaceful self tour where I took some lovely photos. Catch a boat ride over the lake to visit the sites around the area. Most attractions in China can be extremely busy but this was calm and peaceful not overcrowded. When you are finished there are plenty of taxis waiting to take you back. Worth ticking of bucket list.
Written December 28, 2019
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Colin A
London, UK50 contributions
Beautiful and charming
Dec 2019
A serene and beautiful place that can be reached by boat from several points around the lake; you do not have to go back to the point you came from when you leave the island, which is handy as you can stop off there and the carry on to the other side of the lake. You can travel on a golden dragon boat, which is a real bonus!

The island is unusual in that most of it is actually water, with a causeway around the edge and walkways across the inner lake. There are small shrines and buildings on the causeway and on the walkways.

Just off the southern side of the island are three small pagodas, each about 2m high. At the moon festival, lighted candles are placed in these so that the light from them reflects on the water, mirroring the moon.

Views from the island across the lake are fantastic; to the northeast is the ultra modern city of Hangzhou while in other directions there are hills, mountains, temples and pagodas.

It is well worth a visit; if you go, sit for a while and enjoy the serenity and the views.
Written December 14, 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,447 contributions
Beautiful location
Oct 2019 • Couples
You can only access, and leave, by boat.

55Y full price, 45Y for over 60, 35Y for over 70

You don't have to leave from and return to same lakeside dock, so you can go Su Causeway to Island to City Dock.

Would be quite serene except we were there on October 1st!

Also, those bloody whistle sellers and the parents who buy for their kids, I knew where I wanted to shove them! What a racket.

Couldn't get the Water Pagodas plus background bridge to line up as on the 1Y banknote, but gave it a shot

Written October 1, 2019
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Coral
70 contributions
Really pretty!
Sep 2019 • Solo
Really pretty little island in the middle of West Lake. I like the fact they built an island on a lake on an island on a lake. It's also fun getting the boat across the lake to get to it.
Written September 23, 2019
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Mankin
519 contributions
Beautiful scenery!!!
Oct 2018 • Solo
Take a boat ride to a small island in the middle of the lake;the scenery is beautiful here and you can see different parts of the West Lake.Amazing views from every angle
Written July 29, 2019
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SYX2016
Singapore79 contributions
Nice Islet to visit!
Oct 2018 • Solo
You need to take the "Pleasure boat" to three pools mirroring the moon. Boat ride was about 15 mins, with a tour introducing about westlake in chinese. The boat ride was steady. Boat Ride Fee cost 55yuan (includes admission fee to three pools mirroring the moon). On this islet, there's food/drinks and toilets available. I think the food/drinks can get a little expensive though? I think 1-2 hours is enough for this place. From the islet, you can choose to exit to different stations at westlake. Depending on which station you want to arrive at Westlake, you need to find the different boarding points on the islet.
Written May 6, 2019
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wengloktoh
Calgary, Canada274 contributions
Great Place
Feb 2018
Nothing beats this memorable walk and enjoy the nice scenery long the way.Lots to do and must see tourist site
Written October 25, 2018
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Dino W
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1,242 contributions
Reachable by boat
Aug 2018 • Couples
We bought the ticket in front of the Shangri-La hotel and hopped on a boat, which brought us to the three pools mirroring the moon island. Beautiful!
From there we took the next boat to the park in front of the city. Note: the ticket is one way only.
Written September 25, 2018
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