West Lake, Hangzhou

  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
  • West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy

Key information: West Lake, Hangzhou

  • Beautiful and fascinating lake on the edge of one of Chinas ancient capitals, the origin of willow pattern china.
  • Historic bridges, pavilions, houses and monuments line this huge lake, with its willow-dripping shores and islands.
  • You will never be alone here - but people watching is part of the experience: the Chinese at play, en masse.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating79
  • Beauty26
  • Natural interest8
  • Human interest18
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points5
  • Total rating79
  • Note: Negs: crowds; modernity.

Vital Statistics

  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward

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West Lake, Hangzhou - © Copyright William Mackesy
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