Shaoxing 2015 - East Lake

Hangzhou has its West Lake, and not to be defeated - Shaoxing has its East Lake. However, East Lake can't compare to West Lake in terms of size or beauty. In fact, it is quite small - and can be visited in a couple of hours. The main feature besides the lake is a rocky cliff face that looms over the lake.

The best way to enjoy the sight is to take the Wupeng boats (black-topped boats) as you can get right next to the cliff face, and there are also grottoes and caves which can only be visited by boat. But I was not in the mood for a boat ride so only took a walk around the lake.


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