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Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)

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Address: Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Great spot for walking and exploring

This area is free to visit and provides multiple stunning views of the West Lake. It has a whole lot of history with plenty to see and do. Be sure to take a camera as there are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
abcarlaw
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is free to visit and provides multiple stunning views of the West Lake. It has a whole lot of history with plenty to see and do. Be sure to take a camera as there are many photo opportunities.

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Campbelltown, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The views of Solitary Hill are well worth the effort of getting up closer to them - as you can see the balance of nature & man-made structures even closer as you get nearer & nearer. Highly recommend to see.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

This natural island was only about 38 meters high and was linking with the city by Bai Causeway on the east and an arched bridge to the north. The place was full of cultural and historical sites including the Provincial Museum. Strolling around Chung Shan Park of Solidary Hill was easy except in public holidays where the place was full... More 

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Malang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This mountain or hill, is a part of the West Lake. On the way to the hill, you will pass a very beautiful park, called 孤山公园 (Gu Shan Park). The view is very nice. Perfect for strolling :)

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Thank fonnyyuliana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

I'm not sure if it's the season in which I came, but it was relatively quiet on Gushan (Solitary Hill). The view was misty but still very beautiful. I'd definitely come back to see the museum (free admission) and other sights located on this "Solitary Hill." You can take a bus, the fare is $2RMB, "Y10" to and from here... More 

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Rayong, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

Gu Shan (Solitary Hill) is a island treasure trove of Chinese culture and history. It is in the north of Hangzhou's west lake, and is the only natural island - the others being man-made. It is accessible by the Bai Causeway from the north of the lake, or by a small stone arched bridge from Beishan Road in the north... More 

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singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

part of the west lake and as scenic. good photo opportunity. take lots of them. they turn out really well and nice. another must visit

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

I don’t see why this place is rated as high as it is. The terrain was ok but it’s just like the rest of the lake. I usually take photos but didn’t see the point for doing so at this location. I just find it funny that the name is Solitary Hill and we were here during Golden Week (An... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Solitary Hill offers a nice view on the lake and it is not very crowded. That is if you actually climb the hill and walk trough the woods in the center of the small island. The outer parts are more crowded, so to say. Enjoyed the nature and the various small buildings that can be discovered, quite a relaxing... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2015

Quite a nice and big area especially the park under Gu Shan which is very quiet and you could easily sit there for a long time. Gu Shan has several areas to see - one was the Remains of the Liaoyao Pavilion from the Qing Dynasty. It's pretty cool.

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