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West Lake boat cruise Hangzhou China.

West Lake boat cruise, Hangzhou. October 2017.

The monster city of Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and home to West Lake, one of China’s most popular and enduring vacation spots. I rocked into town for National Holiday Golden Week in October 2017, hoping to hit as many sights as I could.

Golden week crowds Hangzhou China.

Dealing with the Golden Week crowds in Hangzhou, October 2017.

With insane crowd levels expected I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but felt determined to roll up my sleeves, make a tactical itinerary and prepare myself for battle! Find out how I managed, with my articles on:

Hefang Market Street

Leifeng Pagoda

Orioles Singing in the Willows Park

Shuangtou Bridge

Su Causeway

The Shangri-La Hotel

Wushan Hill

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