Hangzhou West Lake Day 1, Hangzhou, China

It takes a while for the landlord to get my newly-rented Shanghai apartment furnished, so I decided to take a stroll around the West Lake in Hangzhou – just an hour away from Shanghai.

The weather report says it’s only partially rainy today but in Beijing partially rain means almost no rain, needless to say, I have no idea what it is like to live nearby a lake like this.  All I could do is take the weather report seriously next time.

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It’s not hard to find the West Lake considering it is right in the center of the city, but they still dedicated a huge plaza just in case you miss it.

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The lake is famous for its cute arched bridges and moon gates (which was considered as a great invention in ancient times).

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The rain dressed old city floor engraving in shiny new color.

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old city wall

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The famous misted Leifeng Pegoda. Legend has it is the home of Bai Niangzi, a legendary snake practiced into fairy and fell in love with a scholar next to the West Lake.

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Numerous stalls selling fried crabs on a skewer.

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food court

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Next up some local window shopping.

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An outdoor mall fitted into old Chinese architecture.

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Super crowded, hot and smelly (after the rain) food court.

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Nope, they don’t have any clam meat in it and it’s pretty pricey.

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Vegetable wrap.

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Chicken wrapped in leaves and baked.

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Wood hammered cookies.

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Nepal handicraft street –not long at all.

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Tofu soup for dinner.


Parade girls.


2 thoughts on “Hangzhou West Lake Day 1, Hangzhou, China

    • It’s made of cement. I didn’t read the writing as their Chinese is beyond my understanding….