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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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  • We visited Xihu last week. The place were full of tourist even on a week day. My conclusion , to enjoy Xihu's beauty and serenity , goes there early in the morning and leave the place by 8am before th...  more »
  • Last week I stay one day at the West Lake. Nice to see is the island in the mittle of the lake. All around the lake is a beautiful nature. You also can drive to the tea fields in the near of West Lake...  more »
  • The West Lake truly is amazing but there are simply too many people to enjoy it properly. It is the kind of place that is a victim of it's own beauty; everyone wants to see it, all of the time. Appare...  more »
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