Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), Hangzhou

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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. Find out how to plan Hangzhou trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • I was in early spring to Hangzhou after the rain to solitary mountain. Lonely Mountain quiet, empty. Standing in the courtyard is not caused by a sense of loneliness, completely without the feeling of Lingshan beauty, perhaps rainy day may be the mood.
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  • Very traditional Chinese garden park. Truly beautiful inside out. Best time to see is in the early morning, with fresh air and quiet environment.  more »
  • Around the West Lake scenic area is generally avoided. Because there were just too many. Crowds everywhere. That was because volunteer activities up there early in the morning. Seen from the odd one or two to a full foreign aggression. I hope you up early exclusive beauty ❤
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