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Xiang Lake Tourist Resort Area of Hangzhou

No.132 Xianghu Road, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou 311200, China
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If you enjoy nature and walking then go.

This place is off the beaten track. Most tourists to Hangzhou visit Xihu (West Lake) and the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Sam B
Noth Carolina
Much Less Commercialized and Crowded than West Lake

Xiang Lake (湘湖 also known as Xianghu Lake) is located in the southwest of Hangzhou (杭州) in Xiaoshan... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Taipei, Taiwan
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No.132 Xianghu Road, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou 311200, China
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This place is off the beaten track. Most tourists to Hangzhou visit Xihu (West Lake) and the pagodas and move on. Xianghu was recommended by our taxi driver and was he right! Xianghu is great. If you have read or heard of Sun Wu and...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Xiang Lake (湘湖 also known as Xianghu Lake) is located in the southwest of Hangzhou (杭州) in Xiaoshan District (蕭山區) about 18 km by car from downtown Hangzhou. The original name of the area was Xiang Lake Tourist Resort Area, but it upgraded to become...More

2  Thank jameshuang
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Visited this lake area on a Sunday morning. Is a peaceful and quiet place (compared to the more famous West lake). Enjoyed the slow 2 hours stroll around part of the lake. A few friends opt for bike rental. They covered more ground but a...More

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you have been to Hangzhou, Xiang hu (Xiang lake) won't be at the top of your bucket list but if you like nature and lakes it's a good place to see. It has nothing in common with the most famous lake in Hangzhou (Xi...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 1 April 2016

After having been to West Lake, I was uncertain of coming to Xiang Lake. BUT....so glad I did. So peaceful and quiet and very few people when compared with West Lake. You can take the subway and then walk to the lake (about 10-15mins walk)...More

1  Thank LisaLLimited
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This area was about a 30 minute walk from the hotel but worth it. It was a Sunday with excellent weather so it was very crowded even after night fall. Give yourself enough time for a nice walk.

Thank uniacke28
Reviewed 11 February 2016

It's free and really beautiful! You can go early and spend the day walking and enjoying the lake. Oh, and near you can found the Chinese Venice!

Thank rkrossi
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I visited "Xianghu" shortly after arriving in China and I was amazed by the beauty just a short trip away from my apartment. One must take line 1 (red) on the metro south to "Xianghu" then walk north on the main road that the metro...More

Thank ERIC W
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We use to do bicycle trips to Xiang lake from Hangzhou. Also is possible to get there by Metro line 1 to terminal station XiangHu. Then by taxi or just walk 1.5km to the lake. I like Xiang lake because is less crowded than West...More

Thank hlinajs
Reviewed 26 July 2015

It was a great area to visit, but extremely difficult to naviate around without having someone with me to speak the local language. I had to rely on really nice strangers to help me get around. The taxis are no help - pretty much everyone...More

Thank Annie M
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