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West Lake (Xi Hu), Hangzhou

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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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  • Hangzhou is such a magical place!!! I traveled alone from Beijing, and rented a bike in my hostel. I was surprised by the beauty you can find in each corner of the lake! The pagodas, the little track ...  more »
  • Nice lake with some traditional buildings in the mountains surrounding it. Large boats that look like floating houses convey the tourists around. If a nice day the walkway around the lake is very crow...  more »
  • It is a very relaxing and peaceful place, cruising through the lake is a must. Wish there will be a story teller in english, they all speak chinese,it's pity we don't understand the history most of th...  more »