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West Lake Excursion

Hangzhou West Lake

While there are countless ways to explore the tranquil shores of West Lake, our favorite route starts at the southern end of Su Causeway, just before dawn. From there, set out for the northern end of the lake, gliding quietly along the waterfront as the sun begins to rise, transforming the mood of the lake. Along the way, you will also come across an eclectic variety of local Hangzhou elders as they get their day started; some will be fishing or playing Mahjong, while others take a dip in the lake or walk their dogs. While the entire circumference of the lake is around 10 kilometers, you can reach most of the scenic spots by walking or biking a much shorter distance, and the length of your excursion can easily be tailored according to your interests and energy level.