This is a very beautiful place close to the lake. You can visit the pagoda and see the wonderful scenario from the top.
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Beautiful place but watch out for unruly behaviour. The local tourists will try to squeeze into the lifts even when its full.
Though reconstructed, the Leifeng Pagoda remains a majestic form in the Xihu District. Take in the historical displays and then head upwards to the top, either by stairs or by taking the elevator, for a panoramic view of the West Lake!
Yes, when you climb it, or take the elevator, you get an excellent view of virtually all of West Lake. And it's a very safe climb, not an unduly strenuous one--without the escalator or elevator. Underneath it, you get to see the ruins of the...More
Lights up brightly at night. It was at the back of the luxury hotel/military post we stayed in. Impressive exhibition set up with the foundations and explanations are disjointed but available in English. Worth spending time examining the carvings of the White snake legend. The...More
First, it's worth the visit just for the view, the only rivaled view would be from the temple at the top of Wushan. I was concerned at first, I knew it is a new build. I was affraid they had simply wiped away the original...More
Visited during the summer. It was really hot so best time to visit is mid-Spring and mid-Fall. For westerners, entry fee is nominal. Can see the whole West Lake especially well from the top floor. Amazing historical site plus a really interesting fable behind this...More
This is a modern, purpose built pagoda, that stands on the site of where one originally was built. You can see the ruins of the old foundations on the first floor. It's a steep RMB40 to visit and all you're really getting for that are...More
On my first day at West Lake, I could see this lone standing tower from a distance. It is certainly the backdrop of many postcards and Chinese landscape paintings. So I decided to visit the tower and get a closer look the following day. Prior...More