West Lake

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. "Ripping water shimmering on sunny day, Misty mountains shrouded the rain; Plain or gaily decked out like Xizi; West Lake is always alluring." These are the words composed by the famous Song Dynasty poet Su Dongpo (960-1127) when he compared the West Lake to Xi Zi, the most beautiful woman in ancient China. These poetic shows the glory of the west lake from that time.
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. 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 which 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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