The West Lake...of course!
I asked a couple of people if they knew if this lake like the one in Beijing,The Summer Palace, was man-made? Their answer was "The Summer Palace's Lake is MAN MADE?" That didnt really help me with my question, but anyway! I read up about it, and it turns out that it's not! It started from a shallow bay through which the Qiantang River flowed into the East China Sea.One thing I read confused me a little though "as it lies in the east of Hangzhou, it is usually called The West Lake"....how so I wonder?!!!
The Lake covers an area of 6.78 sq km where the average depth is 2.27m with the deepest being 5m. It's a shame I didnt know this beforehand, as I would have gladly pushed Charles in when I thought appropriate! Oh well, next time!
Centering around the West Lake, the West Lake scenic area covers an area of 59sq km. Within this lies over 100 scenic areas and 60 Chinese cultural relic protection sites! Well I reckon I only saw about three of them...!
There are so many many things to see and they all have beautiful names, but instead of writing them all, Im going to give you a taster of just a few of them:
Lotus Flowers in the Breezing Winding Courtyard
Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake
Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge
Three Pools Mirroring the Moon
Inquiring about Tea at Dragon Well
Clouds Scurrying over Jade Emperor Hill
Precious Stone Hill Floating in Rosy Cloud