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Slender West Lake

Updated: Jan 09, 2019 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print

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Slender West Lake Scenic Area [Photo/VCG]

Located in the north of Yangzhou city, Slender West Lake scenic area spans about 100 hectares. It was named a national key scenic spot in 1988 and a national 5A-level tourist zone in 2010. It was the first 5A-level tourist zone in Yangzhou.

Slender West Lake is dotted with Suzhou-style gardens and amazes visitors with its graceful natural beauty and architecture. The layout was formed during the reigns of emperors Kangxi and Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

It is also known nationwide for its narrow and meandering waterways that connect gardens, bridges and the area's numerous picturesque spots.

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Diaoyu (Fishing) Pavilion is the only place where visitors have to retrace their steps when touring Slender West Lake. [Photo/seeyangzhou.com]

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Wuting Qiao (Five-Pavilion Bridge) is a landmark in Slender West Lake and a symbol of Yangzhou city. [Photo/seeyangzhou.com]


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