The West Lake
The most famous attraction in Hangzhou is the West Lake. It is located in west of Hangzhou, occupies an area of over 60 square kilometers and the lake spreads itself in an area totaling 6.5 square kilometers. It is surrounded on three sides by mountains. The West Lake knits itself into the North Inner Lake, the Yuehu Lake, the West Inner Lake, the South Lake and the West Outer Lake by the fabric of the Bai Causeway, the Su Causeway and the Yang Causeway. Nowadays, West Lake is one of the top ten scenic areas in China. It is famous for the romantic legends and intoxicating scenery. West Lake is a large open lake area which welcomes tourists for free. The best way to enjoy the beauty of West Lake is taking the Cruising on the lake, you will feel as if you have stepped into a land of magic and fantasy. Usually, it is suggested to take 2-3 hours for visiting including the boat.