Hangzhou West Lake landscape is divided into the south, north and lake areas. Lingyin Temple, Crooked Courtyard and the Temple of General Yue Fei are the framework of the north area; Flower Harbor, Tiger Spring and Liuhe (Six Harmonies) Pagoda are the representation of the south area; Gu Hill (Solitary Island) and Three Pools Mirroring the Moon are the essence of the mid-lake area.

The West Lake used to be known for its two pagodas: the Baochu Pagoda on the north and the Leifeng (Thunder Peak) Pagoda on the other side of the lake.
Landscape projects in the last five decades have basically improved the general outlook of the West Lake landscape as a whole and greatly enriched scenes and scenery. The south area, however, is not as thriving as the north area due to the collapse of Lei Feng Tower in 1924.

In order to further tap the scenic resources of West Lake, restoring the Afternoon View of Lei Feng has been taken into consideration. Currently, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, South East University and some institutes are working on a design for the reconstruction of the Leifeng Pagoda respectively. One of their designs will soon be chosen by local residents and experts and translated into reality. Since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, more than twenty scenic spots around the West Lake have been elaborately designed and constructed according to their histories and characters to have the distinct themes. Among them are Viewing Fish at the Flower Harbor, Lotus in the Breeze at the Crooked Courtyard, Viewing Wintersweet Trees at the Ling Peak, Tiger Spring, Jade Spring, Jade Emperor Mountain, Hangzhou Flower Garden, Master Ruan Isle, Crown Prince Bay Park, Three Caves with Mist and Glow, Scenic Spots around West Lake, and etc.



Management Committee of Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area
Hangzhou Xixi National Wetland Park Management Committee
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