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West Lake (Xi Hu), Hangzhou

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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. Use our Hangzhou itinerary builder to add West Lake (Xi Hu) and other attractions to your Hangzhou vacation plans.
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