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Walk around West Lake in early morning Hangzhou

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
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Plan your Hangzhou tour? An early morning stroll around West Lake is highly recommended. Why? The early morning view of West lake is fantastic and no tourist hordes get you elbowed.

I start up my first day in the new year by having a stroll around West Lake near my lodging hotel in Hangzhou – Hanting Express ( Xihu Meiyuan Hangzhou).

At 6:00am I stop staying snuggled in my warm bed and get up. After a quick teeth brushing and face washing, I go out on to the quiet street paralleling the lake. It is still dark outside.

Of course, I’m not the only person on the street. A water splashing truck is passing by making the street wet. On the way to the most famous section of the lake front park- Hubin Park ( Lakeshore Park).

I come across several early morning risers. They are young people, look like post 80’s generation, happy and excited. Maybe they are classmates, good friends in real life or friends from the internet on a spontaneous travel. Will 80s generation or 90s generation still use a travel agency to organise their travel? I don’t think so. Actually a travel agency in the terms of “traditional travel agency” has already disappeared.

Today is overcast. The whole West Lake is in the mist. The grey haze makes the lake resembles a paper roll of Chinese brush painting, poetic and spiritual. To my pleasant surprise, four ducks are swimming on the lake, giving vivid life to the quiet lake.

The grey haze makes the lake resembles a paper roll of Chinese brush painting.

The grey haze makes the lake resembles a paper roll of Chinese brush painting

A pavilion with its reflection

A pavilion with its reflection

Doing Taiji in the early morning by the West Lake

Doing Taiji in the early morning by the West Lake

Yellow willow and zigzag bridge around the lake

Yellow willow and zigzag brideg around the lake

Hangzhou still has a green world during this cold winter

Hangzhou still has a green world during this cold winter

 

A moon bridge, willow trees and pavilions, a garden on earth

A moon bridge, willow trees and pavilions, a garden on earth

The path around the lake is clean and pretty

 

The path around the lake is clean and pretty.

 

A group of seniors doing Taiji by the lake

A group of seniors doing Taiji by the lake

 

 Leifeng Pagoda in a mist

 

Leifeng Pagoda in a mist

 

Further Readings


1. When is the best time to visit Hangzhou? 2. Where to stay in Hangzhou
3. Hangzhou Airport Arrival Hall 4. Hangzhou airport shuttle bus
5. Hangzhou Airport Taxi 6. Hangzhou Taxi
7. Hangzhou Bicycle Hire 8. Pedestrian Streets in Hangzhou
9. Musical Fountains in Hangzhou 10. Hangzhou’s Best Bars & Nightclubs
11. Walk around West Lake in early morning Hangzhou 12. The Best Place to View Sunrise over West Lake Hangzhou
13. The Best hiking trail in Hangzhou 14. How to Visit Leifeng Pagoda
15. How to Visit Yellow Dragon Cave in Hangzhou 16. How to visit Hupao Spring (Tiger Spring) Hangzhou
17. How to Visit Liuhe Pagoda 18. Wuzhen Pictures – Wuzhen Photo Gallery
19. Guozhuang Garden Hangzhou 20. Beishan oad Hangzhou
21. The Post-Rain West Lake 22. Hanting Hangzhou
23. Hangzhou World Heritage 24. Hangzhou Trip
25. Hangzhou Group Tour 26. Best Places to See Autumn Leaves in Hangzhou

Any questions, just drop a line.