Of all the namesake “west lakes” in China, Hangzhou’s West Lake is definitely considered as the best in terms of natural landscape and cultural relics. Xian is famous for its historical relics – the terra-cotta warriors. Guilin is well known for its landscape – Li River. Hangzhou is noted both for its landscape (West lake) and rich cultural history ( the capital of Southern Song Dyansty 1127–1279).
So Hangzhou’s fame comes from both its natural and man-made beauty as well.
Hangzhou is a garden city which layout is set proportionally and dimentionally into three parts – Hills on its thee sides, West Lake in the middle and Lake and the City in the south, verdant hills and green waters, and beautiful city!
An ancient saying goes like that “Paradise in the heaven, on earth Suzhou and Hangzhou”. Hangzhou has long been regarded as the Paradise on earth. After its inscription in World Heritage, Hangzhou is ready to welcome more and more people from all corners of the world to enjoy its beauty in the human paradise.
The World Famous Longji Tea Plantation