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Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)

Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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My favorite place to see the West Lake

Very traditional Chinese garden park. Truly beautiful inside out. Best time to see is in the... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Boston, United States
The only natural island in Xihu

We have walked along the side from Bai Causeway via the museum and restaurant side for several... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Hong Kong, China
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“fresh air” (2 reviews)
“west lake” (13 reviews)
“causeway” (3 reviews)
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Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Very traditional Chinese garden park. Truly beautiful inside out. Best time to see is in the early morning, with fresh air and quiet environment.

Thank 514lim
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have walked along the side from Bai Causeway via the museum and restaurant side for several times in the past and this time we tried our way on the other side of the island or say at the back of Solitary Hill facing Bai...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

In middle of March, four of us came to Gu Shan, it was very nice and quite, we walk up to middle of Gu Shan and we took some photos, but it was tired and we came dawn, we liked it.

Thank Peihu
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Walked for 2 hours No scenery 3 hours No scenery Finally six hours Scenery Started to rain Cold Drenched

Thank Shirley N
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This area is free to visit and provides multiple stunning views of the West Lake. It has a whole lot of history with plenty to see and do. Be sure to take a camera as there are many photo opportunities.

Thank abcarlaw
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The views of Solitary Hill are well worth the effort of getting up closer to them - as you can see the balance of nature & man-made structures even closer as you get nearer & nearer. Highly recommend to see.

Thank Annette A
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This natural island was only about 38 meters high and was linking with the city by Bai Causeway on the east and an arched bridge to the north. The place was full of cultural and historical sites including the Provincial Museum. Strolling around Chung Shan...More

Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This mountain or hill, is a part of the West Lake. On the way to the hill, you will pass a very beautiful park, called 孤山公园 (Gu Shan Park). The view is very nice. Perfect for strolling :)

Thank Fonny Y
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I'm not sure if it's the season in which I came, but it was relatively quiet on Gushan (Solitary Hill). The view was misty but still very beautiful. I'd definitely come back to see the museum (free admission) and other sights located on this "Solitary...More

1  Thank mintia12
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Gu Shan (Solitary Hill) is a island treasure trove of Chinese culture and history. It is in the north of Hangzhou's west lake, and is the only natural island - the others being man-made. It is accessible by the Bai Causeway from the north of...More

Thank David B
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