Zhèjiāng Provincial Museum
Connected to West Lake’s northern shores by the Bai Causeway is GushanIsland ( 孤山; Gū Shān), the lake’s largest island and the site of...
Mausoleum of General Yue Fei
Commander of the southern Song armies, General Yue Fei (1103–42) led a series of successful battles against Jurchen invaders from the...
Yue Fei Temple
Across from the entrance to the West Lake's 3km-long Su Causeway is Yue Fei Temple , bounded by a redbrick wall and dedicated to General...
Darkly lit, all-wood and brickwork bar, cluttered with assorted bar artefacts from animal horns to an unemployed dart board; popular...
Founded in 1838, this is Hángzhōu’s most famous restaurant. The local speciality is xīhú cùyú (西湖醋鱼; sweet and sour carp) and dōngpō ...
Lonely Planet review
With a choice location on Bai Causeway, and fine lakeside views, the city’s most famous restaurant has been going since 1848. It serves up expensive but delicious Hángzhōu favourites such as Longjing shrimp ( 龙井虾仁; Lóngjǐng xiārén; Y198) and braised pork ( 东坡肉; dōngpō ròu; Y14 per chunk), as well as reasonably priced standard Chinese dishes (Y20 to Y50). English menu.