Slender Xihu Lake
Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/5/8
Poets in history like to compare Slender Xihu Lake to be simply decorated but elegant ladies while compare Xihu Lake in Hangzhou to be ladies with plumpy and charming body shape.. There is a poem describing the beauty of Slender Xihu Lake and it goes like “The drooping willows and branches of poplar gently fingers on the land overgrown with weeds; the bridges in the far seems water color pictures; the lake should be called slender Xihu Lake because of its elegance and glamour”. Generally speaking, Slender Xihu Lake Scenic Area covers Shigong Ancestral Temple, Dahong Bridge, Long Banks and Spring Willows, Xiyuan Round pond, Little Jinshan Mountain, White Pagoda, Wuting Bridge, and Kwan-yin Mountain. The Slender Xihu Lake Park extends from Long Banks and Spring Willows to Kwan-yin Mountain. Slender Xihu Lake is about three to four kilometers long. There are many artful and exquisite constructions along the lake; some extend into the lake, some runs over the lake, some are composed of deep and remote mazes, and some stand on mountains. They are characterized by myriad stances and incomparable profoundness.
Slender Xihu Lake Garden is endowed with both fantastic landscape and rich culture. It present to tourists different sceneries in different times and seasons, and delivers the infinite interests of Slender Xihu Lake. Especially when spring comes to the south of Yangtze River in March, Yangzhou will become a city of flowers in full blossom; walking along the banks of Slender Xihu Lake, you will deeply impressed by the gentle and lovely willows cuddled by green mist and the glamorous trees such as camellia, guava, and peach. You will enjoy, to your heart content, the wonderful landscape of Slender Xihu Lake featuring elegance, leisure, and poetic romance.
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How to Get There?
You can take the special junketing bus No. 1 or No. 2 to the scenic spots; there are also several bus lines available, and they are Bus No 1, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 16 and No. 18, etc.
5: 30-17: 50
1.Opening Hours: 5: 30-17: 50 2.Ancient poem has it that “My old friend and I said goodbye to each other in Huanghe Pavilion; he decides to go to Yangzhou in the warm March when flowers are going to blossom.” The best time to visit Yangzhou is April. 3.Diet: Various food is offered in the scenic area. You can taste the three gorgeous banquets of Yangzhou and the original local dish. 4.Shopping: There are many craftworks, such as paper cuttings, porcelains, jade wares, and eight famous carvings of Yangzhou, etc. Moreover, pickles and niupi Spiny Candy are good souvenirs. 5.Accommodation: There are many hotels and restaurants, such as Yangzhou Hotel and New Century Restaurant. They provide quality service and comfortable environment for rest. Attention: Slender Xihu Lake Night recreation activities were temporarily stopped from December 1, 2005 until 2006. Now they are open again to tourists.
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