West Lake

The West Lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides, covering an area of 6.39 square kilometers, about 2.8 kilometers wide from east to west, 3.2 kilometers long from north to south, and it is nearly 15 kilometers around the lake. The lake is separated by Gushan, Bai Causeway, Su Causeway and Yanggong Causeway. According to the size of the area, there are five water faces, namely, West Lake, Xili Lake, Beili Lake, Small South Lake and Yue Lake. Su Causeway and Bai Causeway cross the lake, The three small islands of Small yingzhou, Mid-Lake Pavilion and Ruan Gong Islet stand in the heart of the outside West Lake. The Leifeng Pagoda in Xizhao Mountain and the Baochu Pagoda in the Gem Mountain are separated by the lake, thus forming the basic pattern of “One Mountain, Two Towers, Three Islands, Three Causeways and Five Lakes”.

West Lake is really beautiful. Her beauty is not only the beauty of scenery, but also the beauty of a hidden story. For the first time to come to West Lake, it is best to choose to go to the point of greatest interest and to go to more places in a limited time. In addition, the use of bicycles is also excellent, saving time and you won’t feel too tired. If you want to be quiet and comfortable for visiting the West Lake, I suggest you come early. It’s really pleasant to come to the West Lake at 7:00 or 8:00 in the morning. Almost no one is there during that time. At 9:00, the tour group and the visitors have come.

Just keep in mind that when you are to come to the West Lake, do prepare for some snacks and food in case of feeling hungry. West Lake is really beautiful, it is worth visiting at any time and every season. If it is the first time to have a trip in West Lake, it is best to do a good job about search some travel guide on West Lake in advance. Of course, it is a pleasant surprise also without any preparation ahead.

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