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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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+86 571 8717 9617
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Private Tour: West Lake, Linyin Temple and Dragon Well Tea Terrace

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Great for a walk

Great place for a walk, especially after dark when all lighting makes this place impressive. Fountain show with music is also very nice and so many scenic spots make this place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for a walk, especially after dark when all lighting makes this place impressive. Fountain show with music is also very nice and so many scenic spots make this place ideal experience

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Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were a lot of people there. We went only because of it historical significance. It's easy to get to (we walked) but impossible to get out. The number of domestic Chinese tourists is amazing but other than that there isn't much to do.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Xihu is a big place. It's nice for a walk but if you want to visit all the nearby attractions in a day, it is recommend you to take the bus to go around (2RMB only). There are a lot of places, bridges, temples, pagodas around, so enjoy and have a good time in Hangzhou!

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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the must see places in Hangzhou. You can spent half day here enjoying the boat ride and scenic beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Summer Palace in Beijing was based on the beautiful scenery at West Lake in Hangzhou, which the emperor at the time loved. It's well worth a walk or cycle around. Its a very lively area with locals singing and dancing and there's a few snack and souvenir shops around. Good for taking scenic photos of traditional Chinese scenery. Don't... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my collegues were taken here on ou company trip. We all had a great time and enjoyed the nature and scenic spots very much. Unfortunately the weather was not very good but I was picturing the lake during sprint and imagines it would be a perfect spot for a sunny day.

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake is just breathtaking. It is serene and calm and is a perfect place to unwind and relax. There are also many spots/locations around the lake that are unique and are special attractions in themselves. Also located nearby are other attractions such as the Dragon Well tea plantation village and Xixi Wetlands.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a lot of expectations for West Lake. My father visited 30 some years ago and still talks about it. At the age of 83, he wished to see it again while he is still mobile. So I planned this trip. I thought November would be a good time to travel to China since it is low season and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there in January and its quite cold. Beautiful scenery & sculptures. Recommended for those who loves taking pictures. Provides boat ride at reasonable price. There are musical fountain with beautiful lights at night. Cafe & food there are over priced though.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magic twilight hour offers water reflections, mountain background, tree lined paths, pagoda's , walking bridges, tai chi practitioners, and more. Mile after mile of tree lined lakeside park to stroll along. We visited in December so no blooming water lilies. More than made up for when entire mountain side lights up after dark in white lights reflecting on water. World... More 

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