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Gardens @ West Lake
Gardens @ West Lake
A large city of three million, it grew around the shores of the West Lake, has much more appeal than the impersonal and hyper-commercialised Shanghai. It is cleaner, quieter, better organised.

West Lake is the major toursit destination here and has a reputation of a perfect one, but this is debatable. There is not much to see around the lake and the islands on it, apart from a few moderately attractive temples and residences of former dignitaries. The boatsmen hunting for tourists ask standard prices ranging from ¥80 to ¥120 for one hour ride on the lake. So if you are a group of four, then it might made sense. Otherwise, the larger state-owned vessels charge ¥45 for the transfer to one of the islands and back. The price also includes the alleged fee to the sights of the Island, but there is not anyone checking any tickets.

However over advertised Hangzhou is with regard to its sights, etc, the lake definitely has a cooling effect and light breeze, reducing the harshness of summer. [edit text]  [editors]

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Hangzhou. Supposedly a place with a perfect lake. 
Hangzhou,  China 
krisek  rating  2009-12-24
Hangzhou. East City, West Lake. 
Hangzhou,  China 
daniserralta  rating  2002-08-25
Hangzhou- Right Out of a Kungfu Movie 
Hangzhou,  China 
vbx000  rating  2005-10-28

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