•  PopupDesign_2013

    Did you know 31% of the travelers make destination research and selection 3-5 months before their vacation

    Access the CNTO Tourism Research Reports

West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

The West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, comprising the West Lake and the hills surrounding its three sides, has inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th century. It comprises numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens and ornamental trees, as well as causeways and artificial islands.
These additions have been made to improve the landscape west of the city of Hangzhou to the south of the Yangtze river.
The West Lake has influenced garden design in the rest of China as well as Japan and Korea over the centuries and bears an exceptional testimony to the cultural tradition of improving landscapes to create a series of vistas reflecting an idealised fusion between humans and nature.

Date of Inscription: 2011
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1334

West Lake

News


  • 05/23/2017 Shanghai Tower Opens Sightseeing Deck...Read More
  • 05/23/2017 Two Chinese Geoparks Enter UNESCO’s Global Geoparks Network...Read More
  • 05/23/2017 Maritime Silk Road Exhibition Opens at Forbidden City...Read More
  • 05/19/2017 “Beautiful China, More than Pandas” Marketing Campaign Comes to North America...Read More
  • 05/19/2017 Top 21 National Geographic Photos of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China...Read More
  • 04/28/2017 New York Post Profiles Suzhou...Read More
  • 04/28/2017 Saveur Magazine Showcases Tea from Yunnan Province...Read More
  • 04/28/2017 China Eastern To Build $2 Billion Base At New Beijing Airport...Read More
  • 04/28/2017 Hilton Debuts New Resort in Tibet Autonomous Region...Read More
  • 04/27/2017 Inner Mongolia Brings Its Rich Culture to U.S....Read More
China in the News Archives