Located towards the east of the country in Hangzhou, West Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake with a rich historic past. Its history can be traced back to the Qin Dynasty over thousands of years ago. West Lake has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its influence on Asian garden design. The lake is divided into five sections, and several temples, gardens and islands can be observed within the lake area. An abundance of flora and fauna is offered at the lake for nature lovers and many consider West Lake to be a "fusion between man and nature." In addition to the numerous temples, other attractions at the lake include the Long Jin tea farms, Galloping Tiger Spring and the West Lake Museum that reflects the cultural heritage of the area.
Ticket prices can vary from ¥20 - ¥45 depending on the attraction
Day time visits are recommended
Around 3 – 4 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The temples, Long Jin tea farms, Galloping Tiger Spring and the West Lake Museum
Designated prayer room facilities near West Lake for Muslim travellers will be unavailable. However, it is possible to visit some of the mosques near West Lake in Hangzhou, such as the Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque. The Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque is the main mosque in Hangzhou and is located on the Zhongshan Road.
Though access to Halal food near West Lake will be unavailable, Muslim travellers could visit some of the Halal restaurants in Hangzhou after sight-seeing. Some of the better known Halal restaurants in Hangzhou include the Dongyishun Restaurant, Phoenix Mosque Restaurant and Xianglin Halal Restaurant. Travellers could also bring along some of their own snacks opt for vegetarian or seafood cuisine at some of the local restaurants in Hangzhou.