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Lhasaguy Jun 29, 2011 10:45 PM

West Lake added to UNESCO list 2011
After a 12 years wait, Hangzhou's West Lake has finally made the list of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO recognized the West Lake as a classic landscape reflecting traditional Chinese esthetics.

This is China's 41st World Heritage Site, and the 29th Cultural Heritage Site!

Hangzhou location

Lhasaguy Jun 29, 2011 10:46 PM

West Lake is an incredibly beautiful park in the city center of Hangzhou!

photos were taken on June 2011

Lhasaguy Jun 29, 2011 10:46 PM

photos taken on May 2011

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Sun rise in West Lake

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West Lake is not only famous for its picturesque landscape, it is also associated with many scholars, national heroes and revolutionary martyrs, thus embracing many aspects of Chinese culture. In addition, many ancient buildings, stone caves and engraved tablets in surrounding areas are among the most cherished national treasures of China, with significant artistic value.

Lhasaguy Jun 29, 2011 10:49 PM

West Lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides, with an area of around 6.5 square kilometers. The circumference is around 15 kilometers. The average depth of West Lake is 0.8 meters, and the capacity is about 14,290,000 cubic meters.

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Lhasaguy Nov 25, 2011 9:34 PM

West Lake in Autumn 2011

photoLith Nov 25, 2011 10:45 PM

China needs to up the ante in preserving its cultural resources. When I lived in Beijing in 2007, I went all around China and everywhere you went, all of the cities were destroying their historic city cores, much like we did here in the US during the 40s-80s. In Beijing, tons of ancient Hutongs were being needlessly torn down to the detriment of the cities cultural heritage. In Qingdao, all of the old fishing villages were being ripped apart, it was really really sad. I think after the Olympics, the Chinese have come to understand the importance of preserving their incredible history and I hope the tide of destruction has slowed. I know in Bejing, they started preserving some of the Hutongs, but something like 70% or more have been destroyed.

Lhasaguy Dec 30, 2011 2:49 PM

West Lake Chinese calendar



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West Lake in Autumn 2011

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Chinese New Year in West Lake 26-1-2012.

Lhasaguy Oct 4, 2012 10:16 AM

Westlake sunset, happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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Westlake in the morning

Lhasaguy Jan 23, 2014 9:09 PM

West Lake in Autumn

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