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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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Beautiful scenery, lovely walks and plenty to do

West Lake is stunning. Even at the weekend (which we were warned would be chaotically busy) it was peaceful and spent many hours walking around the lake and along the causeways... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I risk incurring the disappointment of my Hangzhou friends for rating the famous West Lake as only a 3. But I need to call them as I see them... What's this place? A modest sized lake in the center of a busy metropolis. A famous tourist destination in China for the past thousand years. Picturesque. On the positive side, yes,... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

West Lake is stunning. Even at the weekend (which we were warned would be chaotically busy) it was peaceful and spent many hours walking around the lake and along the causeways. Highly recommend the boat journey to Xiaoying, although the island itself was quite crowded and not much to see, the boat journey was great fun and got some really... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a day here, and found that there was so much to see and do. The security was quite strict due to G20, but it honestly didn't affect our visit too much. It was a very relaxing place to spend the day and it wasn't too crowded during our visit. The lotus pond was absolutely beautiful. Our favourite spot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The street was covered with beautiful lighting and full of people taking photos. I suspect tat it will be removed after teh G20, but hopefully they keep it up.

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Huge and scenic lake with lots of side attractions including a mountain, temples, parks - you could spend days here. We were lucky the pollution was low; less lucky that G20 was coming and it was starting to go on lockdown. Try and avoid visiting during G20. Crowds are just a given I'm afraid!

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is undoubtedly a place to visit when in China. The lake is surrounded by hills on three sides and the city on the other. The feeling of space in an otherwise, and typically crowded region is welcome. But this is known to most who are already reading this and considering a trip to Xi Hu. In fact, most of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I remember walking along the path of West lake with a smiling face all the time. Full of surprises from one point to another. Every spot is so scenic and beautiful. I suggest everyone to explore this place in their own way, because there are too many activities around the lake. Take boat ride or even hire a cycle. Its... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

1. DO NOT just walk around, but TAKE BOAT TRIP. 2. Better start boat trip around time before sunset, you will feel more about Chinese authentic painting. 3. LIGHT RAINY DAY is much BETTER than sunny day to experience west lake, of course BUT NOT GOOD FOR BOAT, YET GOOD FOR WALKING. Then you will understand the classic fairy tail... More 

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went to west lake in winter, still very beautiful view, riding along the lake, watching and enjoying.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong, Hangzhou is lovely but it may just not be a good time to be there in the next 3 weeks) (mid Aug til 1st week Sep 2016). The G20 Summit is being held in Hangzhou with numerous Heads of States visiting. Security is very tight and locals have been encouraged to leave town (which means a... More 

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