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Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)

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Nice stroll

Part of the West Lake and the Botanical gardens. We visited beginning of August and the weather was... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Sofi N
Athens, Greece
Very charming

The interesting places of this park are the Baochu Pagoda, the Qui Jin's tomb and the lake itself... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
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Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 December 2014

The Solitary Hill is less than 40 meters high. It is a part of the West Lake scenic area and a natural island. There is a park in it named Zhongshan Park. Covered with verdant trees, the environment of the hill is very tranquil and...More

3  Thank HiCenter
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Simply another pleasant spot on the side of Xihu to take a stroll. A steady stream of people makes it a fantastic place to sit and observe the world. Skip it if you have a busy itinery.

1  Thank BritishRayster
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Part of the West Lake and the Botanical gardens. We visited beginning of August and the weather was suitable. Nice shooting location and a path just below the lake surface making the people appear walking on the water. Fun to be around for 2-3 hours.

Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The interesting places of this park are the Baochu Pagoda, the Qui Jin's tomb and the lake itself. We took a relaxing 3 to 4 hours stroll and we had a picnic on the shores. But do not go during holidays because it is crowded...More

Thank dralmorales
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit on your visit of West Lake. It can get crowded, and someone is always selling some infernal noisemaker to children, but it is a beautiful place. Must visit when at West Lake/ Xihu.

Thank MamaAyinde
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Gu Shan is the best spot to have best photos of ancient China With the background of Lifeng Pagoda. Most of the tourists queuing for taking pictures. Bike are allowed to pass this bridge

Thank LinaJ470
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Walked along the Beishan Road from Baochu Pagoda crossing the bridge over to Qui Jin's tomb and Gu Shan park and through the gardens of Solitary Hill and along the long causeway back to the east side of Beishan Road. Pleasant scenic stroll of around...More

1  Thank FairCityFrasie
Reviewed 10 April 2018

There were many scenic spots around Gu Shan with statues, pavilions and beautiful trees along the route surrounding Solitary Hill. It was nice to stroll along the pathway and uphill while some local residents were found doing exercises around the area. So if you have...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Very traditional Chinese garden park. Truly beautiful inside out. Best time to see is in the early morning, with fresh air and quiet environment.

Thank 514lim
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have walked along the side from Bai Causeway via the museum and restaurant side for several times in the past and this time we tried our way on the other side of the island or say at the back of Solitary Hill facing Bai...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

In middle of March, four of us came to Gu Shan, it was very nice and quite, we walk up to middle of Gu Shan and we took some photos, but it was tired and we came dawn, we liked it.

Thank Peihu
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Walked for 2 hours No scenery 3 hours No scenery Finally six hours Scenery Started to rain Cold Drenched

Thank ShirleyN609
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