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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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  • Wonderful lake, natural park and romantic ancient vibes surrounding it all. Very reccomended to rent a bike and tour the area  more »
  • The area is quite built up now with many shops and boats going across the lake. It will take a good hour to hour and a half to walk one of the causeways and it costs 70 RMB to take the boat to 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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