After Shanghai, I caught a bus for a 5 hour trip to Hangzhou, which is famous for its West Lake. As the Lonely Planet puts it, "there are 36 lakes in China called West Lake, but this is the West Lake that all others are christened after."

Although it was still busy with tourists, it was still a very peaceful and relaxing place.

Xixi WetlandXixi villageTowerWest LakePergolaWest LakeBroken BridgeGateBridgeCauseway viewed from a bridgePergolaPergolaPergolaTree over the lakePergolaDragon boatCarp pondCarpWellBoat

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