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West Lake (Xi Hu)

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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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West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Reviewed yesterday

a lovely lake to cruise on, beautiful scenery and a very relaxing cruise, the gardens around the lake are so lovely,

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s not amazing, it’s a lake with surrounding parkland. There are causeways, boat ferries, paths around the gardens etc. Unfortunately it gets incredibly crowded during peak times, so visit during weekdays daytimes if you can. Historically this was a place of significance, but the KFC’s...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This lake is a huge insize but. a very nice place suitable to be relaxing from our usually life for work. The water in the lake with slow win blowing on made our feeling come down included the scenery and landscape. If you have some...More

Thank Somkhit W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The peaceful and beautiful is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of cities. One can stroll around and take in the beauty or hire a boat and take a trip on the lake - cost of hire is 140RMB with 100RMB refunded on...More

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful spot, take a boat ride. If you are into exercise there are some great walks and good restaurants nearby.

Thank Geefa17
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to be in Hangzhou, you must take a boat trip on West Lake. It's a beautiful part of China and very worth going to.

Thank robrick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The greenery around the lake is absolutely beautiful. It is so nice to have a relaxing walk around the area. The area around the lake offers a lot variety of cafe and restaurants. Forget about Starbucks, go for the fresh fruit juice shop. It is...More

Thank angryduck113
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice area in Hangzhou, surrounded by parks and neat shops on the city side. Multiple islands and a nice scenery as well.

Thank Pierre J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous spot! We walked around the Lake, crosses over the bridges and visited the Tea House and Pagoda nearby. We then walked around the Lake and got a boat across to the island and as there were less people there and lots of...More

Thank 200Sparrow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this lake and its surrounding has its serene beauty, it will always be destroyed by the noisy tourist crowds. Hence, I would advise you to reach here either early in the morning (pack your breakfast) or during noon (pack your lunch and eat at...More

Thank Foo Vung T
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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
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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