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Solitary Hill Island (Gu shan)
Solitary Hill Island (Gu shan) Review
A palace for the exclusive use of the emperor during his visits to Hangzhou once stood on Solitary Hill Island, the largest island in West Lake. On its southern side is a small, carefully composed park with several pavilions and a pond. A path leads up the hill to the Xiling Seal Engraver's Society, where professional carvers design and create seals. The society's garden has one of the best views of the lake.
Zhejiang Provincial Museum. Solitary Hill Island is home to the Zhejiang Provincial Museum, which has a good collection of archaeological finds, as well as bronzes and paintings. 25 Gushan Lu. 0571/8798–0281. www.zhejiangmuseum.com. Free. Weekdays 8:30–4:30.
- Address: Bai Causeway, Hangzhou, 310002
- Cost: Free
- Hours: Daily 8–dusk
- Location: Hangzhou
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