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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. Add West Lake (Xi Hu) and other attractions to your Hangzhou trip itinerary using our Hangzhou trip builder site .
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  • One can actually complete the entire walk around the lake with a good pair of shoes. It is the best way to appreciate the West Lake.  more »
  • While in Hangzhou, we spent some very enjoyable time visiting West Lake. The West Lake Park grounds were lovely and the floral landscapes were stunning. The lake shore paths and walks were peaceful...  more »
  • There is just so much history and tales surrounding the West Lake of Hangzhou. Exploring the entire place would probably take up a whole day or 2 half days as it is just that big. A suggestion as a...  more »
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