Friday, February 27, 2009

West Lake @ Xihu, Hangzhou

When visiting Hangzhou, no one should miss visiting the West Lake or Xihu. In other words, Xihu is the main attraction of Hangzhou. West Lake is just about 12 kilometres from the airport and it cost around RMB 100 to RMB 12o. So if you are travelling by yourself, try staying at the hotel around the West Lake. West Lake offer beautiful scenery's and a lot of activities for the tourist from morning till night, including food and shopping. And surrounding the West Lake area are popular tourist spot where you can either rent a bicycle or take the tourist bus (the 'Y' buses) to visit those places. You can also hop onto the tourist bus for a round trip or drop to any of the tourist spot at just 3 Yuan per trip. And if you are planing to visit Shanghai, just take a cab or a bus to the Hangzhou train station. A bus fare would cost 2 Yuan per person. If it's an older bus, it only cost 1.5 Yuan. From there, you can take the express train which is something similar to our KLIA Express which cost about RMB 40 for about 1.5 hours for a distance of about 190 kilometres. Upon reaching Shanghai South or in Chinese, they call it ShanghaiNan.., walk to the subway station following 'line 1' to buy tickets to the People's Park. At the People's Park, you can walk to the famous tourist shopping area call Nanjing Road and The Bunk. I would suggest anyone to travel by the subway train to move around in Shanghai as it is so convenient and fast. However, since there are 3 of us, a taxi would be cheaper if there is no train service a particular places where we intent to visit. Perhaps I would post more about travelling around Hangzhou and Shanghai later. At the time being, enjoy please enjoy my photos taken around the West Lake or Xihu..


uncleawang said...

Wow!!!beautiful scenery..and great shot.Thanks for sharing. trip sudah planing kee..

Zawi said...

Thanks for the beautiful pics. How come no pictures of your twin?
How I wish I can join you on the trip. Would have been fun with me trying my Mandarin in China. The last time I was in Beijing they don't understand me at all.

Nadine Zuharra said...

so lovely place..i wish to be here someday.. : )