Slender West Lake
Slender West Lake
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK164 contributions
Jun 2019
A perfect place to visit in the summer, the only problem is that everyone else will be visiting it then too; as soon as you arrive you can either walk along the river or get a boat cruise across the beautiful water which reflects the hanging trees and clear sunny skies above. Along the sides of the river are hundreds of different kinds of plants of all different sizes and colours and paths leading in different directions, giving something new to discover each time you visit. At the centre of the lake rests the most famous landmark in the city of Yangzhou, the Five pavilion bridge, it's bright colours look beautiful in the sunlight and is usually filled with other people coming to visit. As you explore the different parts of the lake you can see birds like swans or peacocks and groups of people taking the perfect photo. You see the traditional Chinese architecture, old buildings lost behind plant life and different paths to explore.
Written May 23, 2020
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Stuart Lancaster
Shanghai, China22 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
It is a wonderful lake that offers so much history spanning back to the 7th Century. It is grandiose and I highly recommend taking your family on a boat trip. The gardens are immaculate and there are places for children, we discovered a small petting zoo and a few slides. Therefore we were all entertained sufficiently!
Written June 10, 2021
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Globalcritique
Melbourne, Australia346 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
We were fortunate enough to have a local take us through and we really enjoyed every pert of it.
This is a massive garden , it is about the size of a suburb,so here are a few tips.
Go mid week if you can as it is less crowded.
Definitely buy a map at the entrance, you will get lost otherwise.
Give your self a minimum of 3 hours here, and possibly more.
There are cafes for lunch, boat hire and plenty of pavilions, water features, gardens and bridges.
Start at the south gate and aim to walk through to the North gate, that is the best route.
If you are stuck halfway near the closing time you can get an electric cart ride out for RMB 10, but you may need to ask for help to find the bus/cart pick up points.
The toilets are Chinese, but they were very clean , make sure you take a half roll of toilet paper in your day bag. ( Very important )!!
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Written May 16, 2013
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Tonelim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia238 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
A very nice place to walk and enjoy the very picturesque lake. Many pavilions and bridges to explore not forgetting the beautifully manicured parks. Avoid weekends if possible, it can be overcrowding
Written October 7, 2018
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SandyWang
Richmond, VA123 contributions
May 2018 • Family
When I was young, I went to this place many times. But since I moved to the US, I have not been there for a few years. During that time, the place has been expanded greatly. While I enjoyed the classic scenery of my youth, I don't know if I really like the new areas. Those new buildings, though in classic Chinese garden style, seem to be a little fake to me. The styles no fit well together. I still enjoy the old part of the park.
Written June 24, 2018
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Pratik Kumar
Shanghai, China27 contributions
Nov 2017 • Business
Slender West Lake is very small compared to West Lake. But it's beautiful. It's surrounded by colorful landscape. It's so peaceful.
Written January 22, 2018
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CorshamRay
Corsham, UK54 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
This is a very pleasant place to while awày 4 hours or more. There are lots of pretty scenes to photo. The entrance fee is a bit steep at 150 RMB with no reduction for over 65s. We chose a 2-day package at 220 RMB which included He and Ge gardens, DaMing temple and an evening cruise on the Grand Canal. The individual fees would supposedly have come to 345RMB. I would suggest that you leave the park by the north exit if you intend to visit DaMing temple next.
Written March 27, 2017
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Thanos F
Athens, Greece901 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Yangzhou has many more, better, cheaper and more enjoyable attractions for visiting than this. Overrated and Expensive (approx.4 times more than other very significant and better spots) is often full of crowds simply because it is known as the No1 of Yangzhou and Lotus Bridge (probably the only very good spot among the other average ones) serves as city's sign. Waters are exactly the same as per city's canals, motives and arrangements repeat themselves, size is unreasonably big imposing you either to walk for long distances or pay and take the boat, activities very expensive, and especially during Summer Time is completely packed with people and the generated waiting lines are very long. Apart from tired or feeling bored one feels stressed when brings little children, worrying not to loose them in the crowds. To be noted, that this attraction is popular only to tourists and newcomers and not to locals. At the end it leaves you with the sensation..."Now,why did I do this?".
Written January 31, 2016
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Jaboda
Ottawa, Canada534 contributions
Sep 2014 • Business
We visited this area one morning. I say area because I think there are several different names and reviews for the entire area we toured. We toured the salt merchants house and the beautiful four season gardens. I really enjoyed learning how the family lived and the story of the gardens. I love the contrast of this peaceful area to the busy city outside the gates. We boarded a boat and toured in the lake drinking tea and listening to the guide. You pass under and by many beautiful bridges which all have a name and story. Along the way there are bonsai gardens and others areas you can walk through. I also enjoyed seeing the families out enjoying boat rentals and exploring. Coming from a country that is hyping up being almost 150 years old to a city that next year will celebrate 2500 years is a bit mind blowing. This is a special area of Yangzhou well worth a day exploring.
Written September 29, 2014
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ErickGiovano
Dubai, United Arab Emirates51 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
You better take a boat trip in this lake as it's quite big and not really well enjoyed while you're walking..
Bridges are beautiful as well as the flowers!
Prepare your camera!
Written July 29, 2014
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