China Vacations Information – The Beautiful West Lake in Hangzhou

This article is an introduction of the West Lake(Xihu) in Hangzhou, China. The West Lake is a famous place for the tourists from all over the world. You can find some helpful information in this article if you are planning your China vacations now.

In Hangzhou, everyone knows the West Lake and the Hangzhouers are very proud of the beautiful lake. Here are the notable spots of the West Lake:

1. Lonely mountain(Gushan): It is located in the north west of the West Lake. This mountain is surrounded by water and is the best place to see the beautiful scenes of the West Lake. You can see Wenlange, Xihutianxiajin, Xilengyinshe, Qiujinmu, Fangheting here and the ticket price is 5 rmb. The Hangzhou You 1, You 2 and You 3 bus can take you here(name of the bus stop is Xilengqiao).

2. Broken bridge(Duanqiao): It is located in the east of the West Lake. The name of this spot comes from a famous Chinese novel. It is the place where the Xuxian and Bailiangzhi(male lead and female lead of this novel) met. You can take the 807, You 1 and You 2 bus here(the name of the bus stop is Duanqiao).

3. Spring Dawn at Su Causeway: It’s a 2.8 km. long boulevard cutting across the south-north scenic area, and lined with trees and flowering plants. When Spring comes with crimson peach blossoms and green willows; the scenery is all the more charming. Strolling along the boulevard, one feels as if the West Lake were wakening in dawn mist. Young willows were ethereal, spring breeze so caressing, and birds were chirping in unison. In the south of the Spring Dawn at Su Causeway, it is the Sudongpo(a famous ancient Chinese poet) museum.(ticket price is 2 rmb)
To get here, you can take the K4, 308, 504, You 1, You 2, You 3, You 5 bus to the stop “Suti”.
Tips: Spring Dawn at Su Causeway is a must see for your West Lake travel. Walking along the West Lake here will be a very good experience for your China vacations.

4. Tiger-running Spring: The legend goes that two tights ran there and made a hole where a spring gushed out. The Longjing Tea and the Tiger-running Spring water are always reputed as the “Two Wonders of the West Lake”.
It is located in the Dinghui temple and you can feel the unique “Spring Culture” here.(ticket price is 15 rmb)
To get here, you can take the K4, 308, 504 or You 5 bus to the stop “Hupao”.

5. The Lingyin Monastery and Flying Mount: The Lingyin Monastery is located in the west of the West Lake. The Flying Mount(Feilaifeng) is named as “a major national cultural relic”. (ticket price is 20 rmb for the Lingyin Monastery and 15 rmb for the Flying Mount). You can take the 7, 807, You 1, You 2 and You 4 bus here.(stop name for the bus is “Lingyin”)

6. The Moon Reflected in Three Pools: “There are islands in the lake and three are lake on the islands.” The three stone towers were first built in Yuanyou 4th year (1089) of the Song Dynasty, with the wonderful scenery of “one moon in the sky having three reflection in the lake”, it is one of the wonderful scenes of the West Lake. You can get here from any dock of the West Lake and the cost is 20 rmb for the transportation.


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