Hangzhou is a beautiful city. As saying goes:”Up above there is Paradise, down here there
are Suzhou and Hangzhou.” There are many beautiful attractions,such as Westlake, Yang Gong causeway, Xixi National Wetland Park, Zhu Bin Ren bronze sculpture museum and so on.
Westlake has ten beautiful scenes that have to see. “Ten Views of Westlake” refers to ten beautiful and unique landscapes of Westlake. They are Spring dawn at Su causeway (苏堤春晓), Wave garden wind(曲院风荷), Flat lake autumn moon(平湖秋月), Broken bridge with thawing snow(断桥残月), Orioles singing in the willows(柳浪闻莺), Flower harbor watching fish(花港赏鱼), Leifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow(雷锋夕照), Two peaks piercing the clouds(双峰插云), Evening bell at Nanping Hill(南屏晚钟), Three pools mirroring the moon(三潭印月). Formed in the Southern Song Dynasty, the basic distribution around the lake, even some is located on the lake.
- Spring Dawn at Su Causeway (苏堤春晓)
South from Nanping foothills, north to Xixia Ling, the total length is nearly 3 km. It was named Su causeway in order to commemorate the achievements Sushi had made. After winter, Su causeway is like a belated messenger of spring, with green willow and pink peach blossomes, it is good to wander along the causeway.
With the theme of viewing lotus in summer, Wave garden wind is the second beautiful view of Westlake. The lotus pond has planted hundreds of varieties of lotus, especially the lotus landscape.
Add: Westlake Tunnel, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
Ticket Price: Free
Yang Gong Causeway (杨公堤)
As one of “ Wesrtlake three causeway”, Yong Gong causeway was built in order to memory Yang Mengying. Located in the west of Westlake, with six bridges, named from north to south: Huai Bi, Liu Jing, Wo Long, Yin Xiu, Jing Xing, Jun Yuan. With Su causeway six bridges, they are collectively known as the “Westlake Twelve Bridge”. The total length is 3.4 km, north from Lingyin road, south to Tiger road.
Add: Between Nanshan Road and Beishan Road, Westlake District, Hangzhou
Ticket Price: Free
Xixi National Wetland Park (西溪国家湿地公园)
Xixi National Wetland Park located in the west outskirts of Hangzhou is the first and the
only national wetland park of China, which represents urban wetland, farming wetland and cultural wetland. It is a national AAAAA level scenic spot and once woked with the Westlake and Xiling, to be called “Three West”. Approximately 70% of the park area are river port, pond, lake ripples, swamps. Covering an area of 10.08 square kilometers, divided into eastern wetland ecological cultivation areas, central wetland ecological tourism area and the western wetland landscape fencing area, Xixi national wetland becomes a kind of attractive wetland landscape tourism resources for its unique scenery and ecology. In November 3, 2009, Hangzhou Xixi National Wetland Park was included in the list of International Important Wetlands.
Add: Tian Mu Shan Road entension, Westlake District, Hangzhou
Ticket Price: 85 RMB