Snow Turns West Lake Hangzhou into a White Fairyland

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Plan your Hangzhou Tour in winter? Nowadays snowing has become a rare thing in many cities in China due to the effects of global warming.  In my childhood memories there used to snow a lot in my hometown – Hangzhou. People in Hangzhou now expect snowing every year with fewer chances of snowing in the past 20 years.

Snow in China is inclined to fall in the northern China and relatively less in the southern China.  But this year much of the snow drops in the south instead of the north for unknown reasons.

While Beijing people are still anxiously waiting for their maiden snow this year, Hangzhou people are happily met by snow today! Snow turns West Lake in Hangzhou into a white fairyland.

People flock around the 20 km-some West Lake, sightseeing and taking photos. I myself take the earliest bus to the city center of Hangzhou and walk to the lake shoreline for appreciating the snow scenes. Below are some of the pictures taken on my day trip to the West Lake after snowing.

Snow Scenery at the landmark attraction in West Lake.
People flock to the parks dotted around the lake, playing,sightseeing and taking photos.
Colorfully attired, people are in great mood.
Taking pictures using smart phones,sharing with their relatives and friends in WeChat ( Chinese version of Facebook).
A poetic China painting of trees and water.
Snow-covered China landscape – Pavilions, zigzag bridges , water, trees…..
Braving the cold,dressed in red, people add colors to the pure snow.
The snow scene in Guozhuang on the west of the West Lake.
On the Broken Bridge, one of the most famous attractions around the West Lake.

Tip:  Hassle-free Hangzhou Guided Tours

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

Hangzhou Tour
Hangzhou 4-Day Tour Package
Hangzhou 3-Day Tour Package
Hangzhou Private Tour
Hangzhou Theme Tour
Hangzhou Side Trips
Hangzhou Car Rental with Driver

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The Best Place to View Sunrise over West Lake Hangzhou

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