The West Lake lies on the beautiful and fertile shores of the East China Sea, offering views that have enchanted travellers for centuries. It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the famous freshwater lake.
Three Pools Mirroring the Moon
These three stone pagodas were first built during the Song Dynasty, creating one of the West Lake’s most unique scenes, known as “one moon in the sky, three reflections on the lake”.
This 2.8 kilometre-long causeway runs south to north across the Lake, lined with trees and flowering plants. The scenery is at its most charming in the spring, during an early morning stroll among the peach blossoms and green willow trees.