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West Lake (Xi Hu)

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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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Toured the lake.

Very popular tourist area. Strolling along lake. Kites flying, bikes to rent, many people enjoying the out of doors. Mandarin Ducks on the lake.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very popular tourist area. Strolling along lake. Kites flying, bikes to rent, many people enjoying the out of doors. Mandarin Ducks on the lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was here during July and the hottest part of the year. Prepare yourself for the aummer heat at this outdoor location. Beautiful scenery. Clean walkways.

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Pingyao County, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful 3 days with Dennis from China Highlights in and around Hangzhou. The lake itself is a highlight with the Padoga, the water and light show plus the fantastic gardens and views. The lighting in the trees and surrounding hills at night is a terrific sight.

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a huge lake & beautiful lake. Lots of local & tourist come to this lake. It's quite relax & lovely on the morning.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beauty all around. So many picture spots to take great photos. The amazing area is huge so you can take a few hours here. There are many cafes and restaraunts around. The are does get busy with tourists.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

West Lake is HUGE! It would take 2 days to cover the whole of West Lake but we did it in a day by covering the major spots and use the other day to travel to Shanghai for a day trip. As we stayed in Hua Chen, Pinghai Road, we started off at Hubin Garden after breakfast. We took a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

West lake is a giant and beautiful park. You can find good restaurants and stores close to the lake. I have been there twice. They have cool boats that can take you around the lake. Temples, gardens and other things to see. Try to go on a sunny day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So if you are from Canada or the US you may be a bit underwhelmed... it's a nice smallish lake. The plus is it has been a tourist attraction for 2000 years so there are all kinds of paths, benches, scenic spots, etc. You can take a boat out, which is worth doing. Fun place to walk around. Very crowded.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful Lake during my business trip to Hangzhou. Reached the west Lake early in the morning. The lake was peaceful and quite. The scenery is so beautiful and one will think that we are in a picture. Although the water is not crystal clear it does not matter as the great scenery on the lake makes this one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People visit Hangzhou mostly for the West Lake area. It's a lovely tourist spot and would even be worth a day trip from Shanghai on the high speed train if you have limited time. The high speed train only takes an hour and costs less than $15.00 (standard class) between Shanghai Hongquai Station and Hangzhou East Train Station. If you... More 

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