Baoshi Hill


Baoshi Hill is one of the loveliest places in Hangzhou to take a hike. Numerous well-kept paths wind through the forest, taking you up steep slopes and past pagodas, West Lake viewpoints and a temple. A perfect escape from the city bustle.

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1. Sunrise Terrace

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Vantage point on Baoshi Hill with a pavilion. The balcony here is a mere 125m high, offering not-so-lofty-views of West Lake.

2. Ziyun Cave

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A 100m deep cave located on the slopes of Baoshi Hill. There are three stone Buddha statues on the wall.

3. Baopu Taoist Temple

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In the forested hills above West Lake, reachable by a pleasant hike, is the striking tiled-roof, yellow-walled Baopu Taoist Temple. The temple’s first…

4. Baochu Pagoda

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Visiting this charming pagoda overlooking West Lake makes for a lovely walk in the hills north of the lake.

5. Su Xiaoxiao's Tomb

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Near Xiling Bridge (Xīlíng Qiáo) on West Lake, this is the tomb of a 5th-century courtesan who died of grief while waiting for her lover to return. It’s…

6. Mausoleum of General Yue Fei

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Commander of the southern Song armies, General Yue Fei (1103–42) led successful battles against northern Jurchen invaders in the 12th century. Despite…

8. Seal Engravers Society

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Connected to West Lake’s northern shores by the Bai Causeway is Gushan Island (孤山, Gū Shān), the lake’s largest island. You’ll find the intriguing Seal…