West Lake in Hangzhou

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West Lake in Hangzhou

Hangzhou West Lake located in the south-west of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. With its beautiful lakes, mountains and many attractions, it has become the world-famous tourist destination and is known as the “paradise on earth” in the world. It was elected as the first batch of China’s key national 5A-level scenic spot opened to the public and it is one of Top 10 China Attractions.

The West Lake is a like a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land of China, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. Legend has it that the Hangzhou’s West Lake was a heavenly jewel fallen to earth. Pragmatists insist that it is a mere lagoon on Hangzhou’s western fringe. In any case, West Lake has inspired painters for centuries.

An old Chinese saying goes, ‘Up above there is heaven , Down below Suzhou and Hangzhou’. Centuries later, Marco Polo called Hangzhou the most enchanting city in the entire world. This is most evident in the West Lake area, the effective, if not geographic, center of Hangzhou.

Building on the hangzhou west lake


Ten Views of the Hangzhou West Lake were formed in the Southern Song Dynasty, and basically are distributed around the West Lake, some are located on the lake, they are: Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring; Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden

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