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Lotus flowers burst forth from West Lake



CHINESE have long appreciated the lotus for its beauty, elegance and fragrance. The flowers are already in bloom and summer is considered the best time to take a stroll and enjoy them in all their glory.

West Lake is the best place in Hangzhou to see lotus flowers. Whether visiting the city on a short trip or locals who have lived their entire lives in Hangzhou, the lotus flowers at West Lake rarely fail to disappoint.

Shanghai Daily runs down the lakes best scenic spots for lotus flowers.

Broken Bridge

The classic landmark of West Lake, Broken Bridge is the first scenic site many tourists visit once arriving in the city.

The typical Chinese-style bridge features numerous lotus below the arch and its a wonderful spot to take photographs. Most of the lotus here are a deep red, like a rose.

Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn

The site is known as the best place to appreciate the moon because it backs onto Solitary Hill and faces the serene water of West Lake, making it one of the best places to appreciate lotus blooms.

Therere also more lotus here than at any other scenic site on West Lake.

Back of the Solitary Hill

This site features less visitors but is known by locals as the best place for lotus flower photos and for good reason. The lotus area is the widest in West Lake and the flowers are only a couple of meters away.

Once again, red is the most common color among the blooms.

Beishan Road

Phoenix trees and lotus fields symbolize Beishan Road along the north side of West Lake.

Right now the lotus flowers in the lake are blossoming while the phoenix trees along the road are growing luxuriantly.

Broken Bridge is on the west end of Beishan Road. So taking a walk, bike ride or slow drive along this road allows one to view both scenic sites without much hassle. Try visiting in the evenings as the street lights cast a mysterious hue on the flowers.

Lotus in the Breeze at Crooked Courtyard

This is a classic place to gaze upon these beautiful flowers, whether in early morning with great light, in the midday sun or in the evening as the shadows stretch on and on.

Nestled in the northwest of the lake, the park contains 10 lotus ponds of various sizes and shapes, featuring 61 species of lotus. In addition to pink and white, there are red and purple blooms from lesser-known varieties. The bingdilian, for example, has two flowers on one stalk.

There are winding wooden elevated planks and bridges to allow visitors to get closer to the flowers. At dusk, the elegant setting is in harmony with classic Chinese gardens.

From Shanghai Daily / Hangzhou Weekly | Daily updated Hangzhou news

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