After all it's the West Lake in the summer heat,
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Green lotus leaves stretch so far to the horizon
Bathed in sunshine are exceptionally pink lotus blossoms.
Yang Wanli (1124-1206)
It’s been called Solitary Hill because it’s a small peninsula. It’s only 35 meters high, but when you walk around, it feels like you’re in a forest. With a fascinating history and association with calligraphy and ancient poets, Gu Shan gives you a chance to glimpse an element of Chinese culture. Gu Shan is one of the best spots to view West Lake, and there are lots of places you can sit under the trees and enjoy your family time with a picnic. It’s centrally located, which makes it a good spot to hit if you’ve only got an afternoon.
How to Get There? Take Tourist line 1, 2, 3, get off at the Xiling Qiao stop, or take bus 7, 27, 507, get off at the Geling stop.
Ticket Price: free