According to China Highlights, Marco Polo called Hangzhou: “without doubt the finest and most splendid city the world.” It has also been chosen as one of China’s National Parks. Our trip to Hangzhou was a quick one day trip specifically to visit West Lake. We loved the city! It was easy to get around and the lake was fantastic. We took a G train and arrived in roughly an hour. From the train station we took a local bus to the lake.
I don’t really have one specific place I would say was better than another as we really, really enjoyed the leisure pace of our trip. If you live in Shanghai or visiting, a trip to Hangzhou would be an enjoyable excursion. Enjoy the following photo’s!