Shouxi Lake (Slender West Lake), Yangzhou
Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
With exemplary lakeside gardens and well-preserved Qing period architecture, Shouxi Lake (Slender West Lake) has earned recognition as a unique combination of natural scenery and culture. This snaking man-made lake with its weeping willows and Five Pavilion Bridge provides a scenic retreat for many locals and tourists. Take a boat tour to explore the lakefront, or climb Xiaojin Hill in the park for a sweeping view of this blend of nature and artifice. Visit the pagoda or fishing platform to see a favorite resting spot for the Qianlong emperor. Plan to visit Shouxi Lake (Slender West Lake) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yangzhou attractions using our Yangzhou family vacation planner.
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Beautiful scenic views all around lake. In winter (Dec) mornings a great view of whole park area, lawn covered with snow dews/crystals glows with sun rays. This lake area well suited if planning for a... read more »
I actually visited Yangzhou as a means to get further north into China.. I knew nothing about it and had no plans to go.. However, spending a day at the Slender West Lake was a wonderful trip worth do... read more »
Beautiful lake and garden, with nice ancient architecture structures. Highly recommended!
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