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World Heritage Site #1334 :: West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

World Heritage Site #1334 :: West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

State Party: China Location: Hangzhou GPS: 30°14’00”N, 120°07’00”E Date of Inscription: 2011 Criteria: (ii)(iii)(vi) Property : 3,323 ha Buffer zone: 7,270 ha Local Weather Criterion (ii): The improved landscape of West Lake can be seen to reflect Buddhist ideals imported into China from India such as ‘Buddhist peacefulness’ and ‘nature as paintings’, and in turn […]

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About West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

About West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

West Lake is located west of Hangzhou, a coastal city in southeast China, and covers an area of 4235.76 hectares. It comprises 6 elements: natural hills and waters, the spatial feature between the Lake and the City as the cloud capped hills on three sides of the Lake and the City on the fourth, the […]

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West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou :: Map

West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou :: Map

Location Map GPS Coordinates: N30.24272, E120.15029 Tourist Maps Chinese Map [1 MB file size] West Lake’s Ten Scenes

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West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou :: Video Gallery

West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou :: Video Gallery

West Lake’s history and its scenes. Travelogue at West Lake, Hangzhou.

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West Lake wonders

West Lake wonders

The gastronomy of Hangzhou is as notable as the Chinese city’s scenery. YOU would be surprised how many dishes originated from the beautiful ancient city, Hangzhou, in the central-eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. I certainly was, during my recent sojourn there, when I was invited to dine at the elegant Shang Palace Chinese Restaurant in […]

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Insider's guide to Hangzhou West Lake

Insider’s guide to Hangzhou West Lake

The perfect itinerary at the stunning World Heritage Site includes iconic views and small secrets By Eddy Chin (text), Davey Warren (photo) The most renowned attraction in Hangzhou, West Lake (西湖) draws tourists from all corners of China and the world. Surrounded by mountains and stunning foliage, and one of the newest UNESCO World Heritage […]

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UNESCO honor for scenic West Lake

UNESCO honor for scenic West Lake

By Zhang zixuan (China Daily) On June 24, at the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) held in Paris, the West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, comprising West Lake and the surrounding hills was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Located in the old city area of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, the landscape covers […]

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Ancient Chinese cultural landscape, the West Lake of Hangzhou, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Ancient Chinese cultural landscape, the West Lake of Hangzhou, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, comprising the West Lake and the hills surrounding its three sides, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The inscribed landscape has inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th century. It comprises numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens and ornamental trees, as well […]

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