China 2006 - Hangzhou Interesting I

Hangzhou is a famous city about 100 miles south of Shanghai - known for lovely people, lovely views, and good tea.

Famous West Lake (XiHu), man-made over 1,000 years ago - very hazy this day

One of numerous temples and pagodas on the hills & mountains around the lake

Nice bridge that cuts across the middle of the lake

The Lotus flower area - you can buy Lotus powder and tea here

Old pagoda near lake

Close-up - 500+ years old

Lotus flower

Big sign

Big monument

Nice little pavilion in a park

Girl taking pictures near Lotus

Park on lake - pretty trees

Parks around lake

Interesting statue - actually a boy (looks like a girl to me)