Eastern China Sights

Three Pools Mirroring the Moon (Sāntányínyué)

  • Southern side of West Lake Map It
  • Hangzhou
  • Island

Published 02/08/2016

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Here you'll find walkways surrounding several large ponds, all connected by zigzagging bridges. Off the island's southern shore are three Ming Dynasty–era mini stone pagodas. During the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, held in the middle of September, lanterns are lit in the pagodas, creating the reflections that give the island its name. Leisure boats from several spots around the lake, including a dock near Yue Fei's memorial, will shuttle you to the pagodas for around Y55.

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Southern side of West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Sheng, 310002, China

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  • Y55, includes boat ride
  • Daily 7–5:30

Published 02/08/2016


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