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Address: West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Considered one of the most beautiful sights in Hangzhou, this scenic lake...

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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Gorgeous scenery , peaceful lake

West Lake is beautiful and peaceful even in the winter rain as we experienced. Even through the fog and cloudiness, it was beautiful and peaceful. It would be stunning on a sunny... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

West Lake is beautiful and peaceful even in the winter rain as we experienced. Even through the fog and cloudiness, it was beautiful and peaceful. It would be stunning on a sunny day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty and well maintained sight. However I wouldnt go to Hangzhou especially for this sight. We were passing from Wuyuan to Suzhou and Hangzhou was in the middle, so made sense to stop a day.

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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit in Hangzhou. Fog makes it magical. While family would love this place. The whole area is maintained so nicely. You can easily spend whole day here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Better not to go on any holidays in China. It would be way too crowded. The scenery is supposed to be good if less people there. I guess early morning will be the best timing to visit there.

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is reputed as one of the most scenic places in China, and with good reason. Easy to see what inspired all those Chinese painters who immortalized this place. It's actually particularly beautiful when the weather is a bit misty - the sunset was stunning too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, lots of good food. Excellent show by the lake called "impression of west lake" combining Chinese dances with water show.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main attraction of Hangzhou. The boat trip on the lake is nice, but, to say the truth, this lake got so many different legends, that you expect something more grand.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely lake. Relaxing and serene to enjoy for an hour. Nearby restaurants to have tea or lunch. Shopping only scarfs and a Buddhist temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight of any visit to Hangzhou! I suggest renting bikes and touring the whole lake. Beautiful, regardless of weather conditions.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It rained the day I visited West Lake so I am trying not to be too harsh, but not even rain can drown out the busy traffic that encircles the lake or the loud-speaker led tour groups (even in early November). I'm not sure that Hangzhou is a must-see for first time visitors to China.

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