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West Lake (Xi Hu)

West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
+86 571 8717 9617
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
+86 571 8717 9617
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Westlake is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. It appears to enormous and is surrounded by beautiful hills. I think one would really need to hire a bicycle to get around much of it, although I managed to walk across a...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 days ago

While walking beide the lake and relishing in a boat ride, it is easy to forget that this lake is in the middle of a smog enshrouded city.

Thank grahamw309
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Lake is as beautiful as people say. The autumn colors were out and were stunning. There were crowds of people all around the lake and the stream of people walking across the bridge was endless. We took a golf cart around the Lake -...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The West Lake Cultural Landscape is real beautiful and offers not only miles and miles of beautiful lakeside walkways, but also numerous scenic boat rides. Ancient pagodas can be viewed from the lake as well as the city of Hangzhou. So treasured is this lake...More

Thank Questovia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

West Lake@Xihu is well known to everybody in the world because of the beautiful landscape-proverb said that in Chinese Words: "上有天堂;下有苏杭!"I myself had been 5 times to visit Xihu because I was deeply attracted by the beautiful lakes..I will come back again to Xihu if...More

Thank ShifuWong
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went there late in the evening.. the lake is surrounded by hills with Temples atop the hills that are illuminated and then you see the bright city Hangzhou skies.. i liked the stone paved walk around the lake

Thank Vijay J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone here loves a lake. Take the boat tour to the island and walk around the lake it’s very beautiful. Close to the centre and very picturesque

Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our WENDY WU GRAND TOUR, the boat trip on the West Lake was included. It was spectacular, in the respect that it was so different from the other parts of China that we had visited.

Thank imcwade
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peaceful and serene, vast area. Stunning night show. Spectacular performances given the weather was cold. Interesting history relating to the Lake. Great little shops. Avoid the public toilets!

1  Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very beautiful place! The best thing is to rent bicycles or walk around the lake it is truly beautiful!

Thank Ferdelape
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9 October 2016|
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Response from Wafaa Shehata D | Reviewed this property |
Certainly, Hangzhou is better. Suzhou is well-known for artificial gardens, but if you visit one, the rest look rather similar. While Hangzhou has more variety in scenery, including but not limited to artificial gardens... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Scarlet R | Reviewed this property |
The Music Fountain Show is at the Lakeside Third Park Dock, West Lake. The fountain area is 126 meters long, erupting into life twice in the day and four times in the early evening. Begins: 10:00 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00... More
Kier G
28 January 2016|
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Response from Canopus_10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire a boat. Big tourist boats take you to fairy island (highly recommended). There are also little boats that you can rent out with a man that will steer it for you and take you where you want to go. It's more... More