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West Lake (Xi Hu), Hangzhou

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Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
Follow in the steps of the poets and artists inspired by the beauty of West Lake (Xi Hu), a World Heritage Site surrounded by pagodas, temples, and gardens. Walk the network of paths around the lake or bring a picnic to enjoy on its banks. The lake featured as the setting of the ancient mythical love story "Legend of the White Snake," and is therefore a popular destination for couples. Check out the pond full of red carp dashing just beneath the surface. Add West Lake (Xi Hu) and other attractions to your Hangzhou trip itinerary using our Hangzhou trip builder site.
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  • Lovely scenery; just too many people; too many cars trying park up; too many long queues; too many e-bikes on paths  more »
  • We walked around the lake for seemingly hours. Many people there and you can go on boats from small to yacht sized. Park is clean and some food stuffs are available. Plenty of hotels close by and the....  more »
  • Such a lovely place to visit, both at day and night.
  • A truly hidden gem in the province. A must see in any visit to China

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