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“strikingly beautiful lake”
Review of West Lake (Xi Hu)

West Lake (Xi Hu)
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Private Wuzhen Water Town and West Lake Day Trip from Hangzhou
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Bike Tour in Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai
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Owner description: 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.
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“strikingly beautiful lake”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

I was extremely surprised to find how beautiful this lake was, and the beautiful landscaping surrounding it on all sides. Hangzhou is a sophisticated city and West Lake is one of its nicest features.

Visited October 2013
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“Can be crowded”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The West Lake area is so large that one could spend many days walking around it. I stayed in Hangzhou and love to go here but no during a holiday or on the weekend as it gets to crowded.

Visited October 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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“heaven on earth”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

the west lake is so beautiful and peaceful....we loved our walk around the lake area and the beautiful lights at night. If you have more than 1 day in Shanghai, highly recommend to visit the lake and do a bike tour around that area!

Visited December 2013
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“China Trip 2013”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stayed in Hangzhou in Nov 2013 and took a trip on the West Lake. It was very good and not busy at this time of the Year.
It was one of the most attractive places we visited in China.

There are many boat trips or you can just enjoy the extensive lakeside walks.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful West Lake”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Just walking along its many beautiful paths, great for pictures also. Very quiet and serene. If you could spend there a day on a nice day it will be very pleasant.

Visited November 2013
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