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West Lake (Xi Hu)

West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
+86 571 8717 9617
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
+86 571 8717 9617
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Reviewed yesterday

Have to walk a good kilometer to get in , and nice walk on the dam between water and lotus . Nice boat tour . Quiet surroundings.

Thank gabylu
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At 8pm, there is a lovely watershow on the lake in company of music. It is really worth seeing it. Cannot miss it, it is just at the end of all the high end shops at the lake or just follow the mainstream. Usually quite...More

Thank mcaillet
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

50 minute boat trip around part of this lake lovely to see some greenery after several cities.A couple of nice bridges and we saw the circles of the moon apart from that not much else

Thank Pippa C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The west lake is a park area. There as great places to take pictures and a haven for photographers. There is a huge lake with many bridges to explore. The lotus flowers are amazing. Take the boat ride on the lake. You are able to...More

Thank Sabina T
Reviewed 3 days ago

After my last review 6 years ago, I see that the lake is still the same but its surroundings is not as quiet any more. There are more local and foreign tourists, more shopping boutiques. The LV logo in one of the taller building is...More

Thank PamelaCheong
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the beautiful lakes in China. Can reach there easily by public transport - from Hangzhou East Railway Station, take Subway line 1 and get off at Longxiangqiao station. A short walk will reach the West Lake. Spend time to walk around the West...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Chinese gardens at west lake are absolutely beautiful. The pagodas, temples in the distance and city views are nice. We took a boat on the lake with a group. The explanations were in Chinese only and it was quite long. Had we known, we...More

Thank Melanie_co514
Reviewed 1 week ago

The west lake show held every evening in Hanzhou left us mesmerizing. Its a different water show that offers to showcase Chinese culture and modernity, all together. YOu have retractable outdoor sitting. tickets need to be purchased for the show. worth a watch. It will...More

Thank Nidhi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most beautiful in October. Lovely sunset, great culture experience, on-the-water shows at night. Don't miss out on seeing the harder-to-reach areas across the lake, as they have unique beauty and peace that can only be duplicated in China. We have been twice now, and we...More

Thank dps-TX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a boat ride on the lake, was nice to be able to see the surrounding country from a different perspective, one side the city skyline the other hills and pagodas, an enjoyable interlude.

Thank Heather A
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9 October 2016|
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Response from Wafaa Shehata D | Reviewed this property |
Certainly, Hangzhou is better. Suzhou is well-known for artificial gardens, but if you visit one, the rest look rather similar. While Hangzhou has more variety in scenery, including but not limited to artificial gardens... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Scarlet R | Reviewed this property |
The Music Fountain Show is at the Lakeside Third Park Dock, West Lake. The fountain area is 126 meters long, erupting into life twice in the day and four times in the early evening. Begins: 10:00 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00... More
Kier G
29 January 2016|
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Response from Canopus_10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire a boat. Big tourist boats take you to fairy island (highly recommended). There are also little boats that you can rent out with a man that will steer it for you and take you where you want to go. It's more... More