Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2011
Size of heritage: 3,323 ha
- Buffer zone: 7,270 ha
The West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, comprising the West Lake and the hills surrounding its three sides, has inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th century. It comprises numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens and ornamental trees, as well as causeways and artificial islands.These additions have been made to improve the landscape west of the city of Hangzhou to the south of the Yangtze river.
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Hotels and places to stay
XIZI LAKEVIEW HOTEL
Zhejiang Xizi Hotel
HNA Resort Huagang
LIUYING GARDEN HOTEL
YaGu Spring Resort
Hangzhou Jinxi Hotel
Edinburgh Yanggongdi Hotel - Hangzhou
Lvyin Hotel - Hangzhou
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Large airport - 18 mi (29 km) Yiwu Airport
Medium airport - 62 mi (100 km) Guangfu Airport
Medium airport - 73 mi (117 km) Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Large airport - 84 mi (136 km) Sunan Shuofang International Airport
Medium airport - 89 mi (143 km) Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Large airport - 97 mi (157 km) Quzhou Airport
Medium airport - 115 mi (186 km) Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Large airport - 117 mi (189 km) Changzhou Airport
Small airport - 118 mi (191 km) Nanjing Lukou Airport
Large airport - 129 mi (207 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.