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(ZhejiangPictorial) West Lake in Four Seasons

Xinhua
10 Aug 2020, 18:44 GMT+10


People will always find a different West Lake that constantly changes with seasons.

HANGZHOU, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, embraced by cloud-capped hills on three sides and divided into several parts by picturesque causeways, presents a delicate scenery featuring overlapping peaks and scattering temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens, ornamental trees, and artificial islands, adding beauty to the city of Hangzhou. It was inscribed by the World Heritage Committee on UNESCO's World Heritage List as a cultural property in Paris on June 24, 2011.

Photo taken on June 30, 2020 shows the lotus flowers at the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Photo taken on Sept. 4, 2016 shows a tourist boat sailing on the West Lake in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)


The beauty of the West Lake had always been the subject of poems and paintings in the past hundreds of years. The love legends of "The Butterfly Lovers" and "The Legend of the White Snake" originating here also add to it an aura of romance.

Photo taken on July 7, 2020 shows a view of the West Lake during sunrise in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

People visit the Duanqiao Bridge (Broken Bridge) at the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu)


In spring, fresh buds sprout from trees and warm air breezes; in summer, lakes are covered with lotus leaves and mountains are painted green; in autumn, golden shades spread over the waters; then in winter, the sky and the water merge in snow white. People will always find a different West Lake that constantly changes with seasons.

Photo taken on April 2, 2019 shows the peach blossoms at the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Photo taken on Feb. 17, 2020 shows the flowers by the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Photo taken on March 12, 2020 shows spouting willow twigs by the West Lake in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Photo taken on Feb. 17, 2020 shows plum flowers at a park of the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Aerial photo taken on July 15, 2018 shows boats sailing on the West Lake in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Photo taken on July 7, 2020 shows the Leifeng Pagoda during sunrise at the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Aerial photo taken on July 15, 2018 shows boats sailing on the West Lake in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Photo taken on July 7, 2020 shows a lotus flower blossoming in the West Lake in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 29, 2019 shows the scenery by the Yanggongdi causeway at the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 29, 2019 shows a kayak sailing by a lotus pond at the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Aerial photo taken on Nov. 25, 2015 shows the autumn scenery of the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Aerial photo taken on Nov. 25, 2015 shows the autumn scenery of the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Photo taken on Jan. 19, 2011 shows the scenery of the West Lake scenic area after a snowfall in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 31, 2018 shows boats berthing on the West Lake in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Photo taken on Dec. 8, 2018 shows boats sailing by a pavilion at the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Yin Xiaosheng)

Photo taken on Jan. 19, 2011 shows the scenery of the West Lake scenic area after a snowfall in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)


Supervisor: Liu Jie, He Lingling

Producer: Wang Jianhua, Qiu Lihua, Xu Yu

Director: Qiu Lihua, Zhang Xinjing

Photographer: Xu Yu, Huang Zongzhi, Zheng Mengyu

Editor: Hou Jun, Hou Dongtao, Zhang Xinjing, Tian Weiwei

Video Editor: Kong Linghang, Tian Weiwei■

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