Illuminated West Lake in Hangzhou

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Plan your Hangzhou tour? Hangzhou ‘s West Lake dominates the psyche of the locals, even the whole nation of China and the Chinese around the world as well. West Lake epitomes the Chinese classic gardening, now a mix of traditional Chinese landscape and modern urban cityscape.

You cannot afford to miss a trip to West Lake with whatever the modes of travel – strolling, biking or boating. In addition, West Lake shows itself beautifully different with different times a day and different seasons a year.

For me, West Lake is at its best when it is brilliantly lit in the evening on weekends or national holidays. People are intoxicated by the neon-lit boats plying on the lake, the firy pagodas, the illuminated mountains, the starry causeways and dream-like lakeshores.

The musical fountains on the east lakeshore highlight the evening beauty of West Lake, attracting a consistent flow of visitors every evening.

A illuminated boat is passing by the legendary Broken Bridge


The lit brocade-like Broken Bridge


The bright Baoshu Pagoda and the illuminated Baoshi Hill


The lakeshore and the backdrop of Baoshu Pagoda


The pavilion-topped Wushan Hill on the southeast of West Lake


The firy Leifeng Pagoda and Nanping Hill on the south of West Lake


The east lakeshore of West Lake


The singing and dancing musical fountain

Tip:  Hassle-free Hangzhou Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted Hangzhou tours,  here are some options for Hangzhou Guided Tours:

Hangzhou Classic Day Tour  from US$ 70 p/p
Hangzhou 3 day Tour Package  from US$ 365 p/p
Hangzhou – Wuzhen Water Town – Hangzhou Day Tour   from US$70 p/p
Hangzhou – Suzhou – Hangzhou Day Tour  from US$80 p/p
Hangzhou Huangshan Hongcun 3 Day by Car  from US$410 p/p
Hangzhou Car Rental

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