"Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon" Hangzhou Things to Do Tip by meteorologist1

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  Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon
by meteorologist1

This is one of the famous scenic spots along the West Lake. The "Three Ponds (or Pools) Mirroring the Moon" is actually located on an interesting island which contains four lakes itself. You will also notice that this scene can be found on the back of the 1 yuan bill. A good place for some memorable photographs of the lake and the Leifeng Pagoda in the distance. However, since this is on an island, it can become extremely crowded with tourists and tourist groups. It is probably best to go early in the morning.

Directions: Reaching this place requires a boat ride. There are all kinds of boats (big and small, public and private) offered along the West Lake. Just ask whether they will take you to the "Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon".
Website: http://www.hzwestlake.gov.cn/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 7, 2009
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