West Lake (Xi Hu)

West Lake (Xi Hu), Hangzhou: Hours, Address, West Lake (Xi Hu) Reviews: 4.5/5

West Lake (Xi Hu)
4.5
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Considered one of the most beautiful sights in Hangzhou, this scenic lake is sheltered on three sides by hills, with open flat land to the northeast where downtown Hangzhou is located.
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VisitHangzhou
Hangzhou, China131 contributions
A must-see in Hangzhou, beautiful view and fun activities all year round
Sep 2021
West Lake is one of the most famous places in Hangzhou. Boating on the West Lake in the fall deserves to be put on the to-do list. A West Lake boat ride will show you the sights that provided centuries of poets with endless inspiration.
Written October 2, 2021
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Richard A
Barnard Castle, UK142 contributions
Afternoon Walk
Jul 2020
Lovely scenery; just too many people; too many cars trying park up; too many long queues; too many e-bikes on paths
Written May 16, 2021
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MonteBurns
New York City, NY910 contributions
It's a nice park
Apr 2021
We walked around the lake for seemingly hours. Many people there and you can go on boats from small to yacht sized. Park is clean and some food stuffs are available. Plenty of hotels close by and the Hangzhou subway has a stop there. Worth a trip any day.
Written April 28, 2021
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MattwalesNorthWales
Chengdu, China1,908 contributions
Stunningly beautiful
Apr 2021 • Couples
A huge, and beautiful lake that is the main reason for visiting here. Around the lake there are temples, pagodas, and gardens to feast your eyes upon and you must take advantage of the myriad of ferries that can take you to all points around the lake. As our time was limited we only had time to go to a small island which has lake within a lake which is especially good for viewing the reflection of the moon. Today it is more famous as the image found on the Chinese 1¥ note. A great day out if your time allows.
Written April 21, 2021
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The D
Tel Aviv, Israel51 contributions
Romantic Chinese atmosphere
Feb 2021 • Couples
Wonderful lake, natural park and romantic ancient vibes surrounding it all. Very reccomended to rent a bike and tour the area
Written February 7, 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Spent Lots of Time in the Area
Dec 2020 • Couples
The area is quite built up now with many shops and boats going across the lake. It will take a good hour to hour and a half to walk one of the causeways and it costs 70 RMB to take the boat to the island where you can see the three stupas (featured on the 1 yuan note). The area remains quite peaceful and calm with nice pagodas and walks too. We spent around 6 hours near and on the lake and if it were warmer I'm sure we would have spent more time.
Written December 22, 2020
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John
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Great historic spot with fantastic scenery.
Dec 2019
Took a dragon boat out on the island. If you go to Hangzhou you must do this. The island is steeped in history and mystery and the scenery is absolutely fantastic. Fortunately many of the plaques that tell you about the different areas are also in English.
Further along the shore walking with the lake on your left, keep going and you will find a wonderful tea room. Go to the top floor and the view is out over the lake. The Westlake green tea here is fantastic.
Written September 11, 2020
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Laura G
Shanghai, China40 contributions
Hangzhou with Jenny Tours
Jul 2020 • Family
It was raining, but the West Lake was still beautiful with the bridges, lotus plants, gardens and pagodas! A boat tour of the lake is a must!
Written July 1, 2020
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asthecrowsfly2
Melbourne, Australia189 contributions
Simple serenity
Aug 2019
We visited the West Lake via a cruise in August 2019. This was a lovely and relaxing way to take in the scenery. The boat we were on had a very loud group of locals who were also on tour. They unfortunately made it very difficult to hear the historical and cultural significance of the West Lake, but we enjoyed our time nonetheless. There is plenty of opportunity to take photos and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful location.
Written June 13, 2020
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Karin H
Shenzhen, China802 contributions
Always a highlight
May 2020 • Solo
The West Lake is always a highlight to visit when in Hangzhou. Not only a trip my boat to the small islands, is nice, also the walk around.
It can be super crowded on Sundays and holidays, I recommend a very early morning run around the lake or a night walk.
Written May 31, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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