My Photographs: Top 5 Shuangto Bridge – Hangzhou, China.

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Shuangtou Bridge, October 2017. I must have covered every inch of West Lake’s gorgeous parkland during my five days in Hangzhou. This beautiful little bridge, located in Changqiao Park near Tangyun Art Gallery, is probably my favorite West Lake spot.  

Shuangtou Bridge, October 2017. It won’t take more than five minutes to work your way down the simple stone pathway, over the sloping arch and into Shuangto’s sole wooden gazebo.

Shuangtou Bridge, October 2017. The bridge boasts some truly wonderful lake views on one side, featuring the dramatic form of Leifeng Pagoda in the distance, while in the other direction you can snap the lush park, framed by Hangzhou’s grand hotels and cloud-piercing skyscrapers.

Shuangtou Bridge, October 2017. The bridge really comes into its own at dusk. The colors will take your breath away, but be prepared to share the experience with a million and one friends.

Shuangtou Bridge, October 2017. Back in Changqiao Park you can check out all the photographers, who seek out the best spots to setup their tripods long before the sun begins its gradual descent.

My Photographs: Top 5 Leifeng Pagoda – Hangzhou, China.

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Leifeng Pagoda, October 2017. Wherever you happen to be on West Lake, you can’t miss the mystical form of Leifeng Pagoda jutting dramatically out of the greenery. Dating as far back as 975 AD, this is the oldest colorful bronze pagoda in China and attacks droves of visitors every day of the year.

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My Photographs: Top 5 Orioles Singing in the Willows – Hangzhou, China.

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Orioles Singing in the Willows, October 2017. A trip to the Chinese city of Hangzhou is all about one thing: the shimmering, dreamy majesty of West Lake. Surrounded by misty green hills and lush parkland as far as the eye can see, this booming city of 8.7 million stands as one of China’s most adored holiday spots. No surprise then that I chose Hangzhou for a five-day visit during the National Holiday Golden week. Having checked into my grubby but smartly located hostel digs, I wasted no time in getting lakeside with a visit to the gorgeous Singing in the Willows Park.

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