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Address: No.28 Yanggong, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
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Highlight of our walk along West Lake

While most of the tourists crowded the Su Causeway, we took a different route along the nearby shoreline. Guo's Garden (Guo Zhuang) is a beautifully restored villa and garden... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

While most of the tourists crowded the Su Causeway, we took a different route along the nearby shoreline. Guo's Garden (Guo Zhuang) is a beautifully restored villa and garden complex. Sight lines, rockeries, gates, and gardens are all carefully designed to create just the right feeling of tranquility or to harmonize with the lake's scenery. Relatively inexpensive (10 RMB at... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The crowds thin out considerably beyond the Su Causeway in Hangzhou, and the 10RMB admission fee thins them out a bit more at this tranquil little oasis. A private garden surrounding two ponds which also has a private aspect on to the lake. A beautiful little spot for a pot of tea.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Yes we liked our visit to this location for an example of a ancient house and garden . The views of west lake was good and we could sit and watch the lake while having tea .

Thank plfarnsworth
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It was the best chinese garden i saw in China. It located nearby the wetslake, many local people stay in this garden enjoying the tea, enjoying their life. You can see the real life in Hangzhou in this garden. Amazing!

Thank Kwoonlaian
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

As one needs to pay entrance fees, this place deterred the crowds away during the weekend that I paid it a visit.. It's really a magnificent place where you can see detailed planning given to really spruce up this place from the flowers, the lakes etc

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Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

It's right near the buss stop and not crowded because you have to pay about 2 dollars when everybody can have all the West Lake for free. But it deserves every dime.

Thank teoratiu
Rayong, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Guo's Villa, as it is more accurately called in all Hangzhou's tourist brochures, was a stately villa built on the shores of West Lake in 1861 for a Qing Dynasty silk merchant, Guo Zhuang. It is a wonderful example of the Chinese skill in blending the man-made with the natural surrounds to create a peaceful and harmonious environment. The villa... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

What a peaceful garden by the west lake. Typical chinese garden. You just feel like sitting down, relaxing. from there you can walk easily around the west lake

Thank luoning715
Zhejiang, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Guo’s Village is an antique garden built in 1907. It was firstly owned by a business man and during the Republican period was sold to the Guos. Now it is a key cultural relic protection site of Zhejiang Province. Ponds, rockery, plants, galleries, pavilions and bridges decorate the garden. The garden is close to Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden (one... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

I am not sure what Hangzhou is coming to, but even this sort of place becomes an attraction, which is a real joke! The architecture is quite nice - but like all old houses and buildings in many parts of the world, they are...so nothing special....The gardens have enough plants, but the state they are in are simply pathetic! Most... More 

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