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Beishan Road Hangzhou

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
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Plan your Hangzhou tour? Having a bike ride around the West Lake or take a stroll along the lake is a must for the first time visitors coming to Hangzhou. On your circular lake tour, you are highly recommended to have a romantic walk along the Beishan Jie (Beishan Road or Beishan Street ).

Beishan Jie literally means in Chinese “Northern Hill Street”, known as Beishan Road or Beishan Street. It lies between the Precious Stone Hill (宝石山) and the Northern Inner West Lake (北里西湖), a 3km long asphalt road starting from the Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge (断桥) to Yanggong Di Causeway.

Beishan Road is lined with the plane trees, which arch across the street, providing great shade. On the south of the Beishan Road is the Northern Inner West Lake (北里西湖), separated from the main West Lake by the Bai Di Causeway (白堤)bridged by Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge (断桥), the Jindai Bridge (锦带桥), and Gushan Island (孤山)linked to the Beishan Road by Xileng Bridge (西冷桥).

On its northern side is the Precious Stone Hill (宝石山) with the slender spire of Baoshu Pagoda on its top. Between the Beishan Road and the Precious Stone Hill ( Baoshi Hill) is teeming with the old mixed style of west and Chinese villas and historical sites.

Most of the structures are the former celebrity homes and residences from the military, the government and the business circle in the 1920s.

Today, part of the old houses have been revamped and turned into trendy and fashionable bars and cafes. They also offer western food. Wandering the Beishan Street, you are immersed in the mesmerising view of the lake, bridges, arch plane trees, the causeway, the Gushan Island where the “wife and crane son” happened.

The Beishan Road starts from the Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge.

The Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge

Beishan Road is lined with the plane trees and teeming with bars and cafes.
On the south of the Beishan Road is the Northern Inner West Lake (北里西湖).

The Northern Inner West Lake

The slender spire of Baoshu Pagoda atop the Precious Stone Hill by the northern side of Beishan Road.

The slender spire of Baoshu Pagoda atop the Precious Stone Hill by the northern side of Beishan Road.

The mixed style of west and Chinese villa. The old western style building

Between the Beishan Road and the Precious Stone Hill ( Baoshi Hill) is teeming west ern style and historical sites.

Standing on the Beishan Roadside, shooting the pictures of the Bai Di Causeway and Gushan Island.

Standing on the Beishan Roadside, shooting the pictures of the Bai Di Causeway and Gushan Island

Shooting the Gushan Island where the “wife and crane son” happened.
The Gushan Island with a boat of cranes

The Gushan Island with the a boat of cranes

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