WEST LAKE IN HANGZHOU
Up in heaven is paradise；down on earth are Suzhou and Hangzhou. That is an age–old saying in praise of the world – renowned scenic city of Hangzhou,the charm of which rests mainly on West Lake. The scenic West Lake area covers approximately 60 sq.km.，while the Lake proper covers 5.6 sq.km., with 100 – odd beauty spots and cultural relics under special protection.
The picturesque West Lake looks like a mirror framed on three sides by wooded hills,studded with diversified pavilions,terraces.upper stories and raised alcoves. With its ever – changing aspects the scenic beauty in all weathers in the four distinctive seasons as well as with the rich cultural her-itage revealed by its historical relics, West Lake is really an enchanting paradise.