Aside from Suzhou, Mr. Selfish and I decided to take another day trip to Hangzhou. It is about 100 miles away from Shanghai and is famous for its scenic West Lake. Apparently, there are 10 scenes of West Lake that you are supposed to see. We didn’t look for these 10 scenes. Instead, Mr. Selfish and I basically just walked around the West Lake, which is about 9.3 miles in circumference.
It was a cloudy day, so the photos didn’t out too great. But in person, it was amazingly beautiful. The plum blossoms were in full bloom.
We walked along the Su Causeway, which had a great view of the Leifeng Pagoda.
It was quite lovely, and it wasn’t that crowded. Mr. Selfish and I truly enjoyed ourselves. The Long Bridge Pagoda was pretty long and scenic as well.
I highly recommend visiting Hangzhou as a day trip from Shanghai.
Here’s my barebones Google map in Hangzhou:
[Disclaimer: This was our personal Google map for Hangzhou. It is possible that not all of the pins are accurate since we did not visit all of them.]