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.
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.
The lake is famous for its cute arched bridges and moon gates (which was considered as a great invention in ancient times).
The rain dressed old city floor engraving in shiny new color.
old city wall
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.
Numerous stalls selling fried crabs on a skewer.
Next up some local window shopping.
An outdoor mall fitted into old Chinese architecture.
Super crowded, hot and smelly (after the rain) food court.
Nope, they don’t have any clam meat in it and it’s pretty pricey.
Chicken wrapped in leaves and baked.
Wood hammered cookies.
Nepal handicraft street –not long at all.
Tofu soup for dinner.