The West Lake is Hangzhou's best-known landmark. Located in the west of the city, there are numerous free scenic spots around the lake, such as Bai Causeway, Su Causeway and the Broken Bridge.
If you are interested in Chinese history, you can learn about the area's colorful history and amazing tales, including the famous "Legend of the White Snake."
Walk along Bai Causeway, Su causeway, and then turn to Nanshan Road and No. 6 Park. You are rewarded with a sweeping view in a relatively easy manner. Cycling offers another way to enjoy views of the West Lake.
You can also appreciate the beautiful scenery in less energetic ways. Along the West Lake are elegant cafes or teahouses. Ordering a cup of famous longjing tea, you can savor it in a leisurely fashion while admiring the wonderful scenery.