The West Lake, located in Hangzhou of Zhejiang province, is one of the romantic place for travelers especially those lovers to visit and have a date. It is a famous scenic spot for travelers from home and aboard for its beautiful lakes and mountains and a plenty of places of interest and enjoys the reputation of “ Human Paradise”. Being a AAAAA level national key scenic spot and one of the top ten scenic spots in China and even one of a handful of free open to the public scenic spot, the West Lake possesses its unique charm of Jiangnan style and a large number of outstanding cultural landscape for its historical sedimentary deposits of thousand years, which deserves being listed in the World Cultural Heritage. It plays an important and special role in the scenic spots of China as its landscape “ Three Pools Mirroring the Moon” has been printed in the back of the one Yuan RMB.
The West Lake is a cultural relics and historic sites with beautiful elegant beauty of lakes and mountains and bright abundant aggregate, it is also a national scenic area combination of the culture and art. Covering an area of 60 square kilometers and among which 5.68 kilometers for lake surface, the West Lake sets itself as the center and its three sides are surrounded by cloud mountains with schemes in water. It is a great place featuring green mountains, painting bridges, smoke willows, cloud trees and steamed yarns, which are meandering among the hills, from where you can appreciate the beautiful spring and forest and the deep and serene stream. There are more than 90 parks and scenic spots with unique feature to decorate the West Lake into a colorful garland, making its spring, summer, autumn and winter characterized by particular scenery. Walking under the beautiful sunset while holding hands with your lovers along the West Lake, and breathing the taste form the human paradise, how wonderful and fantastic it will be!
Travel information：1) Opening time: all day; 2) Ticket price: free; 3) Duration: 3 hours; 4) Ways to go there: take the K300/K210/K211 from the south railway station to the city railway station terminus; 5) Best time to go there: spring time during March to May; September and October of Autumn time; 6) Special activities in West Lake: Rhododendron Festival from 20th April to 20th May in ManLongGuiYu Park; Lotus Festival during July and August; Sweet Osmanthus Festival from late September to early October; The International Osmanthus Festival from 16th September to 31st October; The International Fireworks Conference in the middle October.
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