West Lake Guide

-Travel to West Lake

Travel to West Lake, you can experience many beautiful views of the original model of imperial gardens. West Lake is located west of Hangzhou City. There are dozens of lakes called West Lake worldwide, but "West Lake" usually refers to the west lake in Hangzhou.West Lake is not only famous for its picturesque landscape, it is also associated with many scholars, national heroes and revolutionary martyrs, thus embracing many aspects of Chinese culture. In addition, many ancient buildings, stone caves and engraved tablets in surrounding areas are among the most cherished

 national treasures of China, with significant artistic value. For nature lovers the best place to enjoy the lake views is Quyan Garden on the west shore. It has been a landscaped garden since the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), and has seen many enlargements over the years.Inside is one of the most amazing botanical displays in the world. Over 200 species of lotus can be found and when in bloom they are simply breathtaking. At other times of the year the garden is still a marvelous place to visit since its courtyards and pavilions along the lake shore, create an ideal atmosphere to survey one of

the most delightfully picturesque spots in China. Crossing the river is the Qiantang River Bridge. This is the first two-tier bridge to have been designed and built by Chinese engineers in modern times. The other great feat of much earlier engineering is the Grand Canal. Linking Hangzhou in the south with Beijing in the north, this is the longest man-made waterway in China and surpasses both the Suez and Panama canals. Here's some guide information in your travel of West Lake: Address: West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.   Contact number: 0086-0591-83783655   Admission Fee: free   Opening Hours: all day long

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Name:Impression West Lake Show Reply

Is the show of Impression West Lake a good one? Where is it in Hangzhou and is it easy to get tickets? I will travel in Hangzhou this winter and stay near the West Lake for a couple of nights. It will be great to add this night show to our romantic experience there, isn’t it?

Name:Re: Impression West Lake Show

The Impression West Lake Show is awesome and it's performed right on the West Lake. It is easy to get tickets as it is in winter time. We can also help with the tickets if you need. Besides the romance, please keep warm because it will be freezing cold on the West Lake in winter night!

Name:The West Lake travel Guide Reply

Hi, I’d like to visit the West Lake in China in winter, but I’m not sure whether there are scenes to visit.

Name:Re:The West Lake travel Guide

Of course there are. There are “Ten Scenes of the West Lake”, which is a collection of ten scenic views. They are distributed around and within the lake and serve to show the charms of the West Lake – through a use of varying locations, varying seasons, and varying times of day.