Hangzhou is popular all over the world for its West Lake which is surrounded by many important historical sites. It is a well known saying that China has 36 West Lakes, but the most magnificent of them all is the one in Hangzhou.
The West Lake comes with an average depth of merely five feet and was a much-loved imperial retreat. As such, this amazing water wonderland has been a famous attraction since ancient times.
Many noteworthy Chinese tourist attractions such as the Ling Yin Temple, Fei Lai Feng, the Mausoleum of General Yue Fei, Six Harmonies Pagoda and the National Silk Museum are located close to the West Lake Hangzhou.
Feilai Peak is a must see attraction. It is a 700-feet tall limestone mountain completely different from the surrounding sandstone mountains.
Over 330 different stone statues built during the 10th to the 14th centuries are sheltered by the caves of the mountain. There are different statues at Feilai Peak, the most notable being that of the Laughing Buddha.