May 14, 2013

West Lake

West Lake is man-made and created after the Chinese love for garden-style parks for recreation. It's in the western suburbs, the historic center of Hangzhou. West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou, and is considered one of the most beautiful sights in China.

Chinese: 西湖 Xī Hú /sshee hoo/
Location: southwest of downtown Hangzhou, 180 km southwest of Shanghai
Area: 6.5 square kilometers.

West Lake was selected as one of the "12 superb sunset spots around the world" by CNN. Walking around West Lake is free, so amble around al leisure to appreciate the beautiful scenery. The best places to photograph sunset views are Broken Bridge, Su Causeway, and Yanggong Causeway.



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