West Lake Scenic Area

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  • Address: Xihu District, Hangzhou310007, China
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Scenic Drive, Family And Kids, Lake, Picnic Spot

Developed as a scenic area since the 9th century, this huge area has been the epitome of natural beauty in Hangzhou and attracts thousands of visitors every year. The largest part of this scenic area is known as the outer lake and the other components include the North Inner Lake, Yuehu Lake, West Inner Lake and Lesser South Lake. Nestled in the backdrop of hilly peaks on three sides, west lake scenic area is more than just a Chinese garden.

Strangely shaped forests, verdant forests, dense foliage and beautiful blossoms offer a fantastic panorama to the visitors.

Attractions within the scenic area:

  • Island of little oceans
  • Three pools mirroring the moon
  • Solitary hill
  • Two peaks embracing the sky
  • Temple of Soul’s retreat (Lingyin temple)
  • Peak flown from afar (Fei Lai Feng)
  • Mausoleum of General Yue Fei
  • Six harmonies Pagoda
  • Wonder of the west lake- Running tiger spring (Hupao spring) and Longjing Tea
  • Leifeng Pagoda
  • Qiantang River Tide
  • Chenghuang Pavilion

  • Boat rides are available.
  • Free tourism bus line is also available but has fixed timings.
  • To get to the lake, visitors can easily find bus routes at Hangzhou Railway Station, Huanglong Sports Center, Wulin Square or East Railway Station, and get off at Su Di, Ling Yin, Duan Qiao, Qu Yuan Feng He, Yue Miao, Shuang Feng, Long Jing Si, Yan'an Road, Hu Bin or Xihu Dadao Stations.  Available bus routes are 4/K4, 6/K6, 7/K7, 15/K15,16/K16,18/K18, 21/K21, 27/K27, 28/K28, 81/K81, K504, 527/K527, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8, Y9.

  • Different attractions in the scenic area have different ticket prices.
  • You can hire a battery car to get around the area costing CNY 40 per person.
  • The sightseeing bus costs CNY 5 per person.

  • Different attractions in the scenic area have different timings.

  • Tourism bus lines Y1, Y2, Y3

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  • West Lake Scenic Area Address: Xihu District, Hangzhou310007, China
  • West Lake Scenic Area Timing: 24-hrs
  • West Lake Scenic Area Price: Free
  • Best time to visit West Lake Scenic Area(preferred time): 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit West Lake Scenic Area: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 90.72% of people who visit Hangzhou include West Lake Scenic Area in their plan

  • 57.48% of people start their West Lake Scenic Area visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see West Lake Scenic Area

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting West Lake Scenic Area

People normally club together Ping Hu Qiu Yue and Nine Creeks Meandering Through A Misty Forest while planning their visit to West Lake Scenic Area.

People also prefer to start their day with West Lake Scenic Area.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures