West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden, Hangzhou

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West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden remains one of most prominent sources of inspiration for Chinese philosophers, garden designers, poets, and painters. Surrounded by mountains and fed by natural streams, the park features big ponds connected by bridges, which provide ideal observation points for spotting and photographing fish swimming beneath. As you explore the garden, you'll stumble upon many notable attractions, such as historic temples, tea farms, mineral water springs, museums, and pagodas. To find out how to plan a trip to Hangzhou, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Beautiful spot, would be lovely to see at night also while lit up. Great to take a ferry ride on the lake, plenty of photo opportunities.  more »
  • The Huagang restaurant is close to the fish park and is a daily spectator of Fish and watch. It takes about two to three hours per turn in this area (walking and stopping), and I don't hate it!
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  • The goldfish carries so much meaning to the local people. Come here to see the fish, learn the history but also to watch the locals. They pose for pictures and their heritage shows. From toddlers to g...  more »

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Hangzhou's picturesque West Lake area boasts the largest number of accommodation options, especially luxurious, five-star hotels with scenic vistas. You can find mid-range lodgings all around town, as well as a number of budget-friendly inns and dorm-style hostels. As a widely popular holiday destination, Hangzhou can fill up quickly and experience a sharp rise in room prices. If you plan to visit during the summer or on a weekend, it's advisable to book ahead.
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