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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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  • you'll find beautiful gardens, trees, and views there! it's a very big lake, so if you don't want to walk or you're tired.. You can find a small bus that will take you all the way. You can get off, if...  more »
  • After hearing a lot of non ending complements about Hangzhou and most people visit West Lake escape the hustle of the modern city, we decided to take a bus from Shanghai to Hangzhou just to see what's...  more »
  • The West Lake is the highlight of the whole of Hangzhou city. It is so big and is lovely to explore, especially on a nice sunny day. The surrounding areas are beautiful and green, and scattered along ...  more »