West Lake

Local name西湖
LocationXihu, China

West Lake is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, China. It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake.

West Lake has influenced poets and painters throughout Chinese history for its natural beauty and historic relics, and it has also been among the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese garden designers. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, described as having "influenced garden design in the rest of China as well as Japan and Korea over the centuries" and reflecting "an idealized fusion between humans and nature".

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Lake

Official Website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1334

Phone +86 571 87962222

Address China

Coordinates 30°14'49.874" N 120°8'29.967" E

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