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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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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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Beautiful scenery

If you come to Hangzhou then the West Lake is well worth a visit. There is plenty to do around the lake including bicycle rental, boat hire, cruises on the lake, and so many photo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you come to Hangzhou then the West Lake is well worth a visit. There is plenty to do around the lake including bicycle rental, boat hire, cruises on the lake, and so many photo spots. Best seen in spring when there are beautiful colours in the trees

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a great place for a walk and plenty of famed cafes (Starbucks, Costa, etc) around so that will expensive. There are however crowds everywhere so it's a little tough to have a peaceful moment here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The West Lake (Xi Hu) is growing younger! This is my sixth visit in last eight years. I get my childhood back, whenever i am here. Prepare to stay atleast a night nearby West Lake. Walk to the far west end; less crowded and many ancient buildings. Enjoy sipping tea in the tea houses nearby. The musical fountain at 8pm... More 

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Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the west lake last year summer. It was a day trip from Shanghai, a great escape from the metropolitan city. Prepare yourself with a good walking shoes to tour around the lake, although there are other options such as cruising, I do think it is very enjoyable to walk along the lakeside surrounded by willow trees, with the cool... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The west lake is stunning, I agree with the positive reviews here. Easy access from shanghai. I desiccated a whole day walk around. Pace yourself. Lots of boats offering to cruise the lake, I didn't go on one as it was winter and cold. Everywhere I turned to, the view was stunning. Perfect for picture lovers. I think it would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I met friends in Hangzhou and the highlight of our trip was West Lake. There is so much history and folklore associate with the lake, we spent days exploring. Walk the poet's bridge, take a boat ride, and read about Madam White Snake. This is one of my most memorable places to visit in recent year.

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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there may times, and every time I notice special improvements in the lake, especially after the G20 summit, the lake is a great place for both natural activities and modern shopping activities, a must-see spot.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather on 26-28 December was really cold but the west lake and the surrounding parks were empty with no people. Amazing!

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Molfetta, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the west lake in hangzhou is really one of the best place i visited in china,i suggest to everyone to visit it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The West Lake is one of the highlights of Hangzhou. There is a beautiful park, best explored early, before the crowds build. Take a boat trip around the lake to appreciate the location.

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