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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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  • we visited the West Lake area on a rainy day but still enjoyed our boat ride and the shopping that was around the area. landscapes were beautiful even with the rain so can only imagine how nice it wou...  more »
  • It is valuable to walk around it and enjoy gardens. Many restaurants. Beautiful landscape. Sundown there is unique. 
  • We had a very nice relaxing weekend at the beautiful lake. The lake itself is beautiful with a lot of Chinese bridges and temples etc. looks beautiful. It is very popular and easy to rent bikes to go ...  more »
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