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“The best place to visit the culture and history of the west lake”

Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)
Ranked #8 of 395 things to do in Hangzhou
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

To be a world cultural heritage, west lake is not only famous for its beautiful scenery,but also for the rich cultural deposits. Gu Shan is one of the best place to represent it.
Go visit the "Xiling Seal Society", which is a hundreds-years honored seal club that represent China's seal culture.
Go visit the Fang He Pavilion and Linbu's tomb, which represent ancient China's recluse culture.
Go visit Wusong's tomb, Su Xiaoxiao's tomb, Qiujin's tomb and try to know their stories in history.
Go visit the Chamber of Literature Prosperity (Wen Lan ge), to see the real ancient Chinese architectures and history of Chinese libliotheca.
Go visit the various pavilions all around the hill, such as Jinin Prvillion and Yun Pavillion, try to know the history behind it.
I believe it would be more interesting than just seeing the similar and repeating scenery.

2  Thank Yingqi Q
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Worth the walk and there are lots of photo opportunities. Love the view from the top. Definitely also climb up the rocks and stand on the highest point.

Thank crosis
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Simply another pleasant spot on the side of Xihu to take a stroll. A steady stream of people makes it a fantastic place to sit and observe the world. Skip it if you have a busy itinery.

Thank BritishRayster
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is a good a place as any to watch the lake from.
There are some food and drink booths nearby, so you can take a break from your stroll and just admire the lovely lake.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

If cycling around west lake, this is a scenic detour not far off the main route, and the views are well worth the extra effort. Be sure to bring plenty of water with you, as we didn't see any vendors during our winter visit.

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