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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Lake is quite big, around 50 square km I believe. It is truly the perfect place for those who want to have quiet walk between trees and ponds, along the banks of the lake, or jog if you feel like ... and if your...More

14  Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

Ah what a joy it is to travel in China. always something exciting waits round the corner. And in this case it's all about accomodation. A friend and I travelled from ningbo to Yangzhou one weekend on the train. What a delightful way to travel....More

3  Thank Leegunn
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Reviewed yesterday

With our friends we took a boat and enjoy the views of the lake, then we went to the show was for the G20 summit . We really enjoyed the show which run for 45 minutes. It is a MUST see as all happen on...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Watch the lake in all it’s beauty as they drown and beat dogs to death. A truly unbelievable place to visit

Thank joelrafferty17
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be careful, the Hangzhou government has ordered stray dogs to be killed on the spot. Instead of enjoying a boat tour on West Lake you could end up watching the drowning of a stray dog. Started on 15th of November and is still going.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all, November may not be the best month to visit Hangzhou if you want to enjoy the West Lake. Weather was overcast & drizzling the three days we were in Hangzhou. Regardless, it’s hard not to appreciate its beauty & serenity.

Thank magsy2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the willows lining part of the lake and view of the trees lining the two causeways from afar. Went on a Sunday, and it was quite packed with people, and also couples taking their wedding photograph shots there. The lake cruise allows one to...More

Thank makaan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have visited Hangzhou twice and will never go again. I consider that the streets and the lakes will always be tainted with the blood from all the poor dogs beaten or drowned to death..Shame on the city and the reaponsible people.

Thank naessetetu
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How can a modern city encourages dog killing in 2018? It tells a lot on the lack of morality and lack of respect for life in this place.

2  Thank Damien M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Peaceful. Tranquil. Beautiful. Entry to the park is free, but pay for the boat ride to get to various sites.

Thank LSY9
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful culturally rich landscape - the lake surrounded by mist shrouded mountains at least on the day I visited was calming and peaceful. Try and go a little off season as I understand it can get reaally busy during Chinese holidays. Worth getting...More

Thank Hilary A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was misty and overcast when I travelled there, but the lake is beautiful. There are lots of people exercising and doing all sorts of other activities. One can walk around the lake, but it is about ten or eleven kilometres, so it is a...More

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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 scarlettejetsetter | 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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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