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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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  • There is a route bus and a boat to go around. The ship has a round route (returning to the same place) and a one-way to go to another pier. Be careful when purchasing tickets. The circumferential route is possible, even if you are on the opposite bank, or if you just ride back to your original position. Most people seem to come back on foot, down on the other side of the shore. The root cart won't stop if it's full.
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  • I'm glad to visit Xi Hu (the West Lake) again this year. This place is definitely worth to visit. It is still as beautiful as before. Even though people say Xi Hu is worth to visit all year round beca...  more »
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