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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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  • although is a place to visit in Hangzhou just a place of too many people.Just hard to relax and have fun now than it use to be  more »
  • Don't even consider coming during Golden Week. Its just going to be people, people, people, people, people, people. In fact, even on a normal day, there are too many people for me to rate it a 5 star,...  more »
  • came here with friends as part of an internationalization programme. it was a long car ride though, but I'm glad we made it as it was extremely beautiful and pleasant. would recommend coming here to a...  more »
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