Located in the central city, it should be the first place to visit in Hangzhou. Her name 'Xihu'（the west lake） was first called in Song dynasty, there are many well-known poems about it. To take a walk around the river bank in the afternoon is the best time for those local guys. There are many islands in the lake which were the favorite places to go for the ancient writer and poets. Besides, there are many scenery spots, so you could plan a whole day trip to the lake.