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Q: best way to see the west lake in Hangzhou?

The west lake is big and I don’t have loads of time, what’s a good way to see the most of it in one go?

10 years 28 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - Hangzhou

 
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Travel back in time to before it was ruined. If not possible, save your time and money for something less underwhelming.

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a good way to see the whole lake is to take a cruise, there are really big boats with music and tea or there are small ones you can rent and paddle yourself.
unspoiled nature you want, this park is where you’ll get it.

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Travel back in time to before it was ruined. If not possible, save your time and money for something less underwhelming.

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Underwhelming is right.  I lived around 9 months in HZ, never seen why people trip-out on West Lake so much.  It's a regular lake.  Seems to me if you wanna see lakes you should head up north,,, Western BC, Yukon, Alaska,  oh well, any nature is better than no nature (SZ), but West Lake just doesn't have it going on,,, maybe the far north/ northeast reaches that haven't been over-developed yet.  I did like wandering around the street market there on the west side though.

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My 2 cents...

 

HZ and Westlake actually isn't too bad (in comparison with other places)... but it doesn't deserve the hype it gets (certainly now).

 

And, the hype has made it worse, due to the nongs and zombies thronging the place.

 

Wandering around the lake at night - after most have gone home - is a nice experience... but certainly no better than most other lakes in cities (except the possible quiet you can sometimes get, depending on which bit you're in).

 

The hills and fields 10 mins away are also nice (again, sans zombies).

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