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1 Taiziwan Park

Taiziwan Park is a popular destination for spring outing as people come to see cherry blossoms and tulip flowers in March and April. The spring blooms have been planted in displays maximizing their im...

5-1 Nanshan Rd | View Map


2 Hangzhou Botanical Gardens

The gardens are part research center part recreational gardens. Great places to walk and picnic, with over 4,000 species of plants to look at. 10RMB for adults; 5RMB for children (under 1.3 meters hig...

1 Taoyuanling | View Map


3 Hangzhou Flower Nursery

Hangzhou people love flowers. The Hangzhou Flower Nursery was founded in 1956 with a total area of 28 hectares. It’s a decent place to look at flowers and plants as it is near West Lake and Xishan. It...

Yanggong Causeway | View Map


4 Hangzhou International Information Exchange Center

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Westlake Expo Museum, 40 Beishan Road | View Map


5 Qiushui Villa

Across the lake from Chiang Kai-shek's villa is the former residence of media magnate Shi Liangcai, assassinated in 1934 by Chiang's agents for his dissenting political views. Shi took over Shun Pao...

58 Beishan Rd | View Map


6 Former holiday villa of Chiang Kai-shek

The former leader of Kuomintang had many residences across the country but the small villa at the intersection of Nanshan and Hubin roads near West Lake is where he and his wife Soong May-ling spent t...

189 Nanshan Rd | View Map


7 Former residence of Silas Aaron Hardoon

Around a kilometer from the Yu museum is the holiday villa of Shanghai tycoon and philanthropist Silas Hardoon, one of the most famous figures in old Shanghai. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, and reared in Mum...

Western tip of Gushan Road | View Map


8 Former residence of Yu Yue

Yu Yue, a renowned scholar in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) also found West Lake a perfect place for a library. Yu taught in the building for more than 30 years between 1862 and 1908. Unlike Ma Yi...

1 Gushan Rd | View Map


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