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West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

Updated: May 29, 2023 Print
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West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou [Photo/IC]

West Lake is situated in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province in eastern China. Comprising the West Lake and the hills surrounding its three sides, West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou covers about 6.39 sq km, stretching 2.8 km from east to west and 3.2 km from north to south.

It comprises numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens and ornamental trees, as well as causeways and artificial islands. These additions have been made to improve the landscape west of the city of Hangzhou to the south of the Yangtze River.

The beautiful scenery of the West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou has inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th century. West Lake was added to the World Cultural Heritage List in 2011.

Address: West of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province


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