Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Exploring Hangzhou - West Lake (西湖)

West Lake or Xi Hu (西湖) is a world famous fresh water lake known for it's picturesque scenery.

On any given days, the lake is full of old style cruise boats doing the tourist rounds:

The area around West Lake is full of beautiful scenery, with huge willow trees, and mountains dotted with pagodas in the distance:

Giant Koi fish hanging out for a feed

A lot of people hire the red bikes and cycle around the areas near West Lake, which I think is quite a good way to explore the area (maybe not so much in the heat though!) 

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