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Shouxi Lake (Slender West Lake), Yangzhou

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • I took the tourist bus from Zhenjiang and it was a short, entertaining one hour trip. The bus stop was in front of Jinshan Hill Park and costs 15 RMB. The tourist bus didn't have a number and to verif...  more »
  • Went there in the morning before the open time, so not that crowded, and took many nice pictures. But the admission fee is too expensive.  more »
  • Early morning boat ride over the Lake was a pleasant experience. Weather was cooling but the crowd started to roll in and it became almost impossible to walk. Rows and rows of beautiful tulips and oth...  more »