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West Lake History

Tang Dynasty     In the late of 8th century, Bai Juyi was appointed the governor of Hangzhou. He found the local farmers suffered severe drought as a result of the dried-out of West Lake. A stronger and taller causeway was ordered to build to control the flow of the water and to collect rainfall to irrigate farmlands. Then willows were planted along the dyke, making the causeway a pictu... More

West Lake Overview

Facts Take out the latest version of note of RMB 1, and turn to the back. You see what? Yes, this is our topic today. It is one of the most well-known and picturesque places in China-West Lake.   Features West Lake is a famous fresh water lake located in the historic center of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. It is located to the west of the city, after which it was named. West Lake is orig... More

West Lake Culture

Except for picturesque landscape, West Lake embraces many aspects of Chinese culture, such as poem phrase, sculpture, scholars, heroes, folklore, and martyrs. Besides, with significant artistic value, the surrounded ancient buildings, stone caves and engraved tablets are among the most cherished national treasures of China.   The Mausoleum of General Yuefei The Mausoleum of General Yuefei is a ... More

West Lake Scenic Spots

Fairy tale  According to the fairy tale, the immortal Dragon and Phoenix found a piece of white jade on the beach of Galaxy, and they refine the jade into a pearl. Later, the Queen Mother heard of the pearl and forced them to contribute the pearl. In the chaos, the pearl fell down on the earth and miraculously transformed into the West Lake. The Dragon and Phoenix then came down to earth ... More