The West Lake in Hangzhou is a freshwater lake divided in to 5 sections by 3 causeways, featuring a variety of pagodas, temples, artificial islands and gardens within the lake.
The most popular attractions along the river are Yue Fei Temple a tomb and memorial hall dedicated to Yue Fei, Lingyin Temple a Buddhist monastery, Long Jing tea farms; a tea estate, Jingci Temple, Tomb of Su Xiao Xiao, The West Lake Museum and many others. If you’re staying at a serviced apartment in Hangzhou, there are quite a few properties in close proximity to the West Lake such as Citadines Intime City Hangzhou.
This causeway, also referred to as Six Bridge Causeway was built during the Song Dynasty to honour the local poet, Su Dongpo.The causeway features 6 single arch bridges made of stone spanning from the north to the south end of the lake. The bridge is covered in colourful flowers, pavilions and green trees, making it ideal for a leisurely stroll!
Located in the middle of West Lake is a tiny islet, the mid lake pavilion was built in the Ming Dynasty in 1552. This one storey pavilion is of Chinese architecture with upturned roof corners and dovetailed eaves.
The causeway was built to commemorate a poet and govenor from the Tang Dynasty known as Bai Juyi. The causeway starts at Broken Bridge and ends at a park known as Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake. The causeway is bordered with weeping willows and pink peach blossoms.
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