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Hangzhou West Lake Introduction
Mentioning West Lake of Hangzhou, nearly all of Chinese people know it is a beautiful and elegant destination for traveling and leisure due to its uniqueness and enchantment formed over the past thousands of years. In 2011, Hangzhou West Lake officially inscribed on the list of World Cultural Heritage and becomes the 41st World Heritage Site in China. Therefore, travel professionals may always say it will not be the real China tour if the itinerary excludes West Lake Scenic Area of Hangzhou. In a word, Hangzhou West Lake to a most degree is the representative or visualized reflection of Chinese spirituality and interiority of Chinese culture. Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area currently is a worldwide famous cultural landscape. Many scholars strongly recommend West Lake as the calling card of China elite culture for its special and exclusive history and tradition mainly created by scholar-bureaucrats from generation to generation. However, as the time goes to the phase of globalization, the cultural exchange and integration seemingly become a predominant tendency of today’s world, and traditional beauty and aesthetical standards are challenged and suspected by more and more young people. Chinese people begin to defy the tradition when the foreign people say I can not feel the special and uniqueness from West Lake. Such a feeling also extends to Chinese people, due to the lack of the traditional education and the weakness of traditional spiritual inheritance. West Lake is a complex of spirituality and nature. Without the well-trained traditional aesthetic appreciation of China, people just think of West Lake as a natural lake with some historic sites. When we doubt the status of West Lake in history of Chinese elite culture and ranking of Chinese top tourist destinations, we had better read the history, especially, the book about West Lake like West Lake Records. To internationalize West Lake, the work should commences on spreading Chinese traditional culture. West Lake is a superior scenic area based on the higher education background. In this way, the beauty of West Lake is not absolutely viewed, and understanding West Lake is a hard experience on condition of understanding Chinese elite culture...(More Details)

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Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area Map
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Hangzhou has three calling cards of tourist attractions named with Xi(West), and the top one is West Lake Scenic Area. Moreover, the second called Xiling Society of Seal Arts just a part of West Lake. The third is Xixi National Wetland Park exactly is an extension of West Lake Scenic Area in Downtown Hangzhou. Currently, Hangzhou West Lake is a site of World Cultural Landscape approved by UNSECO, and its reputation currently globally famous. West Lake Scenic Area has a total area of 60.8 square kilometers. And it is comprised of Interior Lake, Exterior Lake, Yue Lake, West Interior Lake and Small South Lake, due to the influence of Su and Bai Causeways. The whole lake is three-sided engulfed by hills, which are an important part of West Lake Scenic Area. West Lake scenic spots traditionally are the most classic and full of poetic imagery. The scholars, painters, poets and architects upgrade her enchantment from generation to generation: the essence of charm of West Lake include several versions: Top 10 Classic Scenes of West Lake, Top 10 New Scenes of West Lake, Top 10 Latest Scenes of West Lake, Top 18 Scenes in Qing Dynasty, and Top 10 Scenes of Qiantang in Yuan Dynasty. But the most classic scenes are: Sudi Chuxiao, Pinghu Qiuyue, Liulang Wenying, Huagang Guanyu, Shuangfeng Chayun, Santan Yingyue, Nanping Wanzhong, Leifeng Xizhao, Quyuan Fenghe, Duanqiao Canxue. These scenic names are all featured of the poetic beauty and highlighted with the cluster of natural landscape and cultural landscape. ...(More Details Available)

Scene of the Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge (Duanqiao Canxue)

The scene of The Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge is themed with the wintry beauty and charm of West Lake in snow. In Chinese, it has an elegant name – Duanqiao Canxue, which is vividly featured of the poetic imagery, and reveals the traditional aesthetic standard of China. Duanqiao Canxue is not only famous for its snow view but also a love story between a white snake and a handsome doctor named Xu Xian. ...
Scene of Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake (Pinghu Qiuyue)
Pinguu Qiuyue, or Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake, is one of the most famous and classic scenes of Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area. Originally, this site was not fixed, because it is a changing beauty of West Lake in accordance with the individual’s personal imaginations on the basis of the true landscape of Wes Lake. It shows a complicated aesthetic beauty after a recombination of visible landscape and ideal landscape…
Scene of Sunset Glow of Leifeng Pagoda (Leifeng Xizhao)
Leifeng Pagoda as an important cultural and historic attraction in the West Lake Scenic Area is quite well-known in Chinese culture. Leifeng Xizhao widely accepted as Sunset Glow of Leifeng Pagoda is a classic scene of nature and culture. The cruise sightseeing on West Lake splashed with the sunset glow is quite special. Leifeng Pagoda is quite symbolic in literature of China, and it used to be the jail to imprison Lady White Snake, and is widely hated by sympathizer of Lady White Snake…
Scene of Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring (Sudi Chunxiao)
Sudi Chunxiao , or Dawn on Su Causeway in Spring, is a quite hot and famous scene initially built by Su Dongpo in Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area. The whole classic view is available on Su Causeway, which was built by Su Donpo, the most famous literature master and Hangzhou governor of North Song Dynasty. Generally, Sudi Chunxiao is considered as the No.1 of Top Ten West Lake Classic Scenic Spots. …
Scene of Evening Bell Ringing at the Nanping Hill (Nanping Wanzhong)
Nanping Wanzhong, or Evening Bell Ringing at the Nanping Hill is the oldest scenic spot of West Lake Scenic Area. The evening bell is from Jingci Temple at the foot of Nanping Hill. Nanping Wanzhong shows a spiritual view of Buddhist – a peaceful and tranquil life of hearing bell ring and reading the Buddhist sutras. This is a spiritually charming view imagined and painted by many famous painting masters...
Scene of Zen Aroma of Lingyin Temple (Lingyin Chanzong)
Lingyin Temple possibly is the most well-known buddhist temple in East China and has more than thousands of years. Lingyin Chanzong, or Zen Aroma of Lingyin Temple, is a latest scene of Hangzhou West Lake, but it still includes the old historic and cultural site, or centers on the cultural legacy. Lingyin Temple is a quite famous center of Zen Buddhism, and also the center of Buddhism in east China...
Scene of Conjugal Felicity at Wansong Academy (Wansong Shuyuan)
Wansong Shuyuan, or Conjugal Felicity at Wansong Academy, is a latest scene of Hangzhou West Lake, but it is still highlighted with Wansong Academy, a locally famous higher education institute in history.Wangsong Shuyuan is famous for a love story that ever inspired the composition of s violin concerto named The Butterfly Lovers. This story in China is widely known as Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai ...
Scene of Hearing the Roaring of Qiantang River at Liuhe Pagoda (Liuhe Tingtao)
Liuhe Tingtao, or Hearing the Roaring of Qiantang River at Liuhe Pagoda, is also a latest scene of Hangzhou West Lake centering on Six Harmonies Pagoda. It is a classic scene close to Qiantang River, a little bit far away from West Lake, but it still belongs in the scenic area of West Lake. Liuhe Pagoda is the best site to enjoy the sound of Qiantang River, which traditionally is considered as the grief and anger of those dead heroes ...
Scenic Area of Baopu Taoist Temple
Baopu Daoyuan, or Baopu Taoist Temple, was said to be built by Ge Hong, a famous Taoist and Immortals of China Baopu Taoist Temple is located on the hillside of Ge Hill, a hill on the north lakefront of West Lake. Baopu Taoist Temple is the best site to enjoy the sunrise of West Lake and traditionally is a classic site of Taoist to cultivate themselves. Today, it is the center of Taoism Association of Hangzhou...
Hangzhou Confucius Temple (Hangzhou Stele Forest)
Hangzhou Confucius Temple shares a building complex with Hangzhou Stele Forest, but this temple is quite huge. It is a themed memorial center of Confucius and the site of holding themed ceremonies related to Confucianism. The highlight of temple is the Dacheng Hall, where people can see the big statues of Confucius and his students. The stele forest is the exhibition center of calligraphic works and Confucian classics...
Area of Three Islands on West Lake: Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Yang Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Scenery of Beishan Road:  Broken Bridge,   The Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge(Duan Qiao Can Xue),   Hangzhou West Lake Temporary Imperial Palace,   Baochu Pagoda,   Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Zhejiang University,   Lingyin Temple,   Jingci Temple,   Zhejiang Library and Hangzhou Library,   Beishan Scenic Area,   Yellow Dragon Cave Hangzhou,   Nanpingwanzhong
Scenery of Nanshan Road:  The Scene of Evening Bell Ringing at Nanping Hill(Nan Ping Wan Zhong),   Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Yang Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Scenery of Gushan Road:  Zhejiang Museum,   Zhejiang West Lake Gallery,   The Scene of Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake(Ping Hu Qiu Yue),   Xiling Society of Seal Arts,   Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Yang Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Area of Su and Yang Causeways:  Su Causeway and Scene of Dawn on Su Causeway in Spring,   Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Yang Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Scenery of Lingyin Area:  Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Hangzhou Three Tianzhu Temples,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Area of Hupao, Manjuelong, Santai Hill and Yanxia Cave:  Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Yang Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Area of Yuquan, Lingfeng, Huanglong Cave and Xixi:  Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,  Impression West Lake Performance,   Yang Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Area of Wansongling, Fenghuang Hill and Yuhuang Hill:  Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Yang Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Area of Liuhe Pagoda, Nine Creeks, Yunqi and Zhijiang Road:   Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Yang Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Downtown Area of Lakefront:  South Song Imperial Thoroughfare,   Hangzhou Jingshan Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Yang Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   Nanpingwanzhong
Area of Wu Hill and Ziyang Hill:  Hangzhou History MuseumHuqingyutang Medicine Museum,   Hangzhou Confucius Temple,   Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Zhejiang Museum,   Zhejiang West Lake Gallery,   Xiling Society of Seal Arts,   Jingci Temple,  Hefang Street,   Memorial of Confucius,  Memorial of Wu Yuan,   Liang Family Mansion and Guangxing Traditional Medicine Hall of Hangzhou,   Memorial of Yu Quyuan,   Zhongshan Park,   Wu Hill,   Wushan City God Pavilion,   Geling Hill,   Solitary Hill,   Yang Causeway,   Su Causeway,   Quyuanfenghe,   anpingwanzhong,
Area of Longjing and Nantianzhu:  Su Causeway,  Broken Bridge,   Baochu Pagoda,   Leifeng Pagoda,   Baopu Taoist Temple,   Liuhe Pagoda,   Lingyin Temple,   Zhejiang Museum,   Zhejiang West Lake Gallery,   Xiling Society of Seal Arts,   Jingci Temple,  Hefang Street,   Memorial of Confucius,  Memorial of Wu Yuan,   Liang Family Mansion and Guangxing Traditional Medicine Hall of Hangzhou,   Memorial of Yu Quyuan,   Zhongshan Park,   Bai Causeway,   Baoshi Hill,   Geling Hill,   Wu Hill,   The Solitary Hill,   Yang Causeway,  Ping Hu Qiu Yue,   Nanpingwanzhong,
Leisure and Shopping:  Impression West Lake Night Performance,  Romance of Song Dynasty Night Show ,  West Lake Night Show of Dongpo Theater,  
1. Solitary Hill,           2. Baoshi Hill,            3. Geling Hill,           4. Wu Hill
5. Nanping Hill,           6. Fenghuang Hill,           7. Yuhuang Hill,           8. Tianzhu Hill
9. Yuquan Hill,           10. Jilong Hill,            11. Tianma Hill,           12. Hupao Hill
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