Fantastic place to people watch. See the morning exercising, hoardes of people getting on boats. Go at either end of the day
About West Lake (Xi Hu)
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It was beautiful. Definitely worth to visit. There was a lot of tourists so the best time to visit it is early morning. We took a boat to the little Iceland and really enjoyed our walk there.
This lake is beautiful. Just so romantic and no wonder the Chinese uses it in painting and literatures. Make sure you spend the time here during dusk. You could see the best of both, day and night. Although night time is better with all the...More
It is a busy place, especially during the weekend. Everybody wants to go to the lake and have a walk. Sometimes it is annoying. On the plus side, it is a nice location and a beautiful view, when there is no pollution in the air.
This is a real highlighr of any trip to this region. Make sure you see the gold water buffalo statue and other beautiful art work throughout the park. Lotus flowers in bloom over the summer - beautiful.
Pros: nice lakeside views; clean and green environment, despite the crowd. Cons: the area is huge and not very well served by means of transport (definitely estimate more time in getting from point A to point B).
The park around the lake is huge. Even though there were thousands of people there it didn't feel too crowded. There were very few other non-Asians and at times we felt that we stood out. One man absolutely locked eyes on us to the point...More
The West Lake is one of the top tourist attractions for the Chinese people themselves, meaning it is packed, even in summer - and I imagine even busier in autumn and spring. The heat in summer, and being right on top of a lake you're...More