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Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), Hangzhou

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Historic Walking Area
Pay a visit to Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), the only natural island on Hangzhou's West Lake, known for being the residence of a couple of Chinese scholars and poets throughout the centuries. Reach the small island by bridge or causeway, and enjoy its picturesque scenery, filled with plum blossom trees. From the island's 38 m (124 ft) tall hill, you can relish sweeping views of the lake, its bridges, and other, man-made islands. Take a walk to get in touch with nature and take in the tranquil atmosphere, or visit the island's museum, which details the history of the province. Make Gu Shan (Solitary Hill) a centerpiece of your Hangzhou vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hangzhou trip itinerary builder.
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  • Walked for 2 hours No scenery 3 hours No scenery Finally six hours Scenery Started to rain Cold Drenched  more »
  • This area is free to visit and provides multiple stunning views of the West Lake. It has a whole lot of history with plenty to see and do. Be sure to take a camera as there are many photo opportunitie...  more »
  • 孤山在樓外樓附近,亦是在西湖對開的公園。路過見到石上刻了很大的「孤山」二字(因為旅遊書上寫了這是一個景點才入去)。內裡其實沒什麼看點,不一會就離開了。  more »