West Lake - intersection
Photo and caption by Elena Mayorova
West Lake or Xī Hú is a freshwater lake located in Hangzhou. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake. In fact it is more east lake rather than west :) West Lake has influenced poets and painters throughout the ages for its natural beauty and historical relics, and it has been among the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese garden designers, as evidenced by the impact it had on various Chinese classical gardens. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
Location: Hangzhou; China