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West Lake (Xi Hu)

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Address: West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Considered one of the most beautiful sights in Hangzhou, this scenic lake...

Considered one of the most beautiful sights in Hangzhou, this scenic lake is sheltered on three sides by hills, with open flat land to the northeast where downtown Hangzhou is located.

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Walking after almost zero sleep for tonights awoke my senses to the beauty, tranquility and breathtakeing views and landscape. I loved the place. It is a must visit.

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Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking after almost zero sleep for tonights awoke my senses to the beauty, tranquility and breathtakeing views and landscape. I loved the place. It is a must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While crowded even on a Thursday morning (can't imagine what a holiday week-end must be like), there is a reason this area is one of China's most visited. A lot of history, a lot of culture, just a lot to see. Well worth 3-4 hours of walking and exploration.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Heard abt West Lake for many many years, and in fact it is quite a nice place to visit. Unfortunately it was foggy during our two days in Hangzhou

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reason I live in Hangzhou is the all seasons beauty that is the West Lake and surrounding hilly scenery that is Longjing. The short walk around the lake takes 2 hours, while the longer walk via Yanggongdi takes 3 hours at a leisurely pace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A boat ride around sunset is a must. The hangzhou skyline looks amazingly beautiful. You can also go for a long walk around the lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

West Lake is beautiful and peaceful even in the winter rain as we experienced. Even through the fog and cloudiness, it was beautiful and peaceful. It would be stunning on a sunny day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pretty and well maintained sight. However I wouldnt go to Hangzhou especially for this sight. We were passing from Wuyuan to Suzhou and Hangzhou was in the middle, so made sense to stop a day.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit in Hangzhou. Fog makes it magical. While family would love this place. The whole area is maintained so nicely. You can easily spend whole day here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Better not to go on any holidays in China. It would be way too crowded. The scenery is supposed to be good if less people there. I guess early morning will be the best timing to visit there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is reputed as one of the most scenic places in China, and with good reason. Easy to see what inspired all those Chinese painters who immortalized this place. It's actually particularly beautiful when the weather is a bit misty - the sunset was stunning too.

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