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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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  • The city of Hanzhou is definitely bad and few parts are really attractive. This Lake is definitely one of them. A beautiful Lake, whose shores were vacated by the large buildings of the rest of the city. It's nice, especially early in the morning, walk along the banks (perhaps it is best to avoid public holidays, where the crowd is channeled by the local police). For those who go to the area, I recommend getting lost for an hour or two. Beautiful pagodas and the hills overlooking it. Let them tell the legends circulating about its origin, very romantic.
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  • According to musical fountain show at night from 8 am held about 15 minutes. Fountain move the music does anyone know is dynamic and delicate, is not to be missed. I tried standing seems to see where I need to pay money. But it was enough.
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  • Beautiful place and secure with a visual amazing .... I recommend a boat trip around 18:30 as a show of 19hrs aguas dancantes and the view of the boat is awesome.
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