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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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Phone Number: 057187179617
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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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Night walk with old friends

It's really pleasure time with friends, just walk around, you will never forget the beautiful lake, the sparkling mountain and the music fountain. I had stayed in Hangzhou for 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can hardly find a quiet spot even just 10mins. It's always pack,especially Weekends. Suggest to have some histories knowledge, it will then be a lot meaningful. Don't go on end sept-early October;unless u like becoming one of the Penguins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's really pleasure time with friends, just walk around, you will never forget the beautiful lake, the sparkling mountain and the music fountain. I had stayed in Hangzhou for 3 years, but want to visit it again and again.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here as part of a tour. We tried to get into it in the morning and it was just too busy. We managed to get there after lunch. The area is beautiful especially the Su causeway. As it was Sunday the park was filled with lots of locals so that made people watching very fun. We also took... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must visit. West Lake is not only beautiful but filled with so many lovely stories. Makes the lake more enticing if you hear the history and the folklore that goes along with the lake. Beware there is a lot of traffic, but if you look beyond that well worth the trip.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked a full lap around the lake with a group of friends. Good walking paths though the crowds and particularly electric bikes increase in number as the sun sets. Not too many hills as such but a few of the arch bridges could be tricky for the older or wheelchair patrons.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is very big composed of several lakes. For seniors you can walk part of it and take a train ride for CNY40. The place is quite crowded. The walking path is well kept and easily to walk. Night time is also beautiful.

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Thank Orathai352
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view of the West Lake, including the buildings that surround the lake are phenomenal. The streets are clean, not that busy and cool, they reminded me of Omotesando(Tokyo) distinct.

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Thank Aoi O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the lake a few times, definitely worth the night visit at 7 pm there is a light and water display, gets very busy there worth seeing

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Lake is quite big, around 50 square km I believe. It is truly the perfect place for those who want to have quiet walk between trees and ponds, along the banks of the lake, or jog if you feel like ... and if your hotel is close (you know... to shower). It could be the starting point of a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are public buses (2yuan per pax) to get you around, but be sure to plan the route beforehand so it would be a round route trip to the area. In the evening, where the Duan Qiao is , is perfect for winding down. There are eateries near this last area. Otherwise there are convenience stores along the park, just... More 

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