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“Hangzhou's Best Attraction”
Review of Prince Bay Park

Prince Bay Park
Ranked #15 of 383 things to do in Hangzhou
Certificate of Excellence
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Minato-ku, Tokyo
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69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Hangzhou's Best Attraction”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

The Prince Bay Park is really something quite special--a clean, very well designed and superbly gardened part along a magnificent stretch of West Lake.

I walked through the Park from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning and had a walking and nature experience as good as any I have had in Europe or Japan, and better than almost any one elsewhere in Asia (including other Chinese cities).

This is a "must do" if you have the time (e.g., before a conference) in Hangzhou. Be sure to take a good camera with you!

Visited March 2014
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“beautiful during spring time”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

you will be lost in a different world here during spring time. without the chatter of the large hordes of chinese tourists, you may wonder, am I in holland? am i in europe? the landscape is filled with flowers and greenery. if you like nature and parks, you would enjoy a stroll in this park which is filled with colors and flowers during spring. summer time is quite hot in Hangzhou, so I would recommend spring time to visit to flowers and enjoy the scenery. its a large park, so wear your walking shoes, bring along some snacks and drinks, stroll through the park, rest & relax for some picnic while taking in the lovely scenery. its very crowded during weekends and holidays so if you can try to go during the weekday or off peak times! food or drinks there are quite pricey, so bring some along with you!

Visited April 2013
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Hong Kong
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“Flowers Blossom in Prince Bay Park”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Unexpected such beautiful blossoms of various kind of flower in this park. This park is quite big and you need to take at least half day to visit every part of it. You can find blossom of sakura, tulip & others....... Also, the location is very convenient & just next to West Lake. Don't miss it if you visit West Lake in future.

Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Climb the adjoining hill...”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

The place is beautiful in all seasons! Granted!

MAJOR TIP!!!: As you find your way to the section of the park adjoining the hill, where there is also a waterfall I believe (runs dry mostly during summers), find a trail to climb the adjoining hill. The best views of the city can be seen from up there!! The trek is pretty easy and can be done by most people in under an hour. Steps have been made and there are benches to cool down on at regular intervals.

At the top, an artist has a small studio and a balcony with chairs on which you can sit around and enjoy the view. He is a nice dude who gives away free water and also sells cold water, cold drinks and some other stuff as well. Do give him some business...we definitely did!

Visited August 2013
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Hangzhou, China
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“beautiful park, especially during the month of Mar-Apr”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We went there just around the "mid-spring" festival. The park was beautifully decorated with flowers, lots of them tulip. The whole scenery was just beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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