A trip to West Lake 西湖, HangZhou

West Lake (Xi Hu) is a famous fresh water lake located in the center of HangZhou, provincial capital of ZheJiang in east China.

The lake is divided by a number of causeways and there are numerous temples, pagodas and other scenic spots dotted around.

West Lake has influenced poets and painters in China, Korea and Japan throughout centuries for its beauty, historical relics and garden/landscape design, with its harmony of human construction and nature.

West Lake was desclared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.


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