West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden

Attraction Viewing Fish at Flower Pond Yanggongdi Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang China Published on: 30-07-2016

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Nature
Scenic
Must see
Kids
Free
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West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden is good for

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Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
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The colored port view fish is one occupies a land area of 20 hectare large-scale park, the entire garden divides into the red fishpond, the peony garden, colored port, big lawn, jungle five scenic areas.

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Why West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden is special ?

West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden has a long history starting back from Southern Song Dynasty. During the Song Dynasty, on the banks of Huaxi stream flower hill villa was constructed. This was known as 'Lu Yuan' which was surrounded with cool water and flowering wild plants. After some years the villa 'Lu Yuan' was abandoned and during the period of Kangxi Emperor southern tour, they constructed the Wave Bridge, temples and pavilion gardens. Initially it was a small garden of 3 acres with a small pool and a monument. After a series of renovation and expansion works, today it spreads over an area of 20 hectares consisting of large parks densely planted with trees and flowering plants.


Today, the West lake Colored Port View Fish Garden is the cynosure of tourist attraction. Local tourists from China treat this as one of the best leisure destination and as a result there is tremendous tourists’ influx into the park area. Similarly, the area attracts lots of international tourists by having extensive marketing efforts. The travel connectivity to Hangzhou town is excellent. The super speed railway network from Shanghai can take you to Hangzhou within 6 hours, there are enough tourists coaches and regular bus services are available to move the West lake Colored Port View Fish Garden


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What to explore at West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden?

West lake Colored Port View Fish Garden gives you the splendid view of gold and orange colored fishes in the pond. These fishes in the pond are very smart. They get excited when they sense human beings are reaching to them because they know that they are going to be fed by the tourists. Watching hundreds of Koi gold fish jumping in the water to struggle for food grain is a wonderful treat to experience. They are not scared of humans. There are so many fishes that you feel like you can carry in your hands! The fish pond is part of 300 acres of the large park. The park has many divisions such as red fish pond, peony garden, forest land five scenic spots and flower lawn. The Fish Garden is located in the south western of West Lake.

The Fish Garden is known for flowering plants, gold and red colored fishes and the harbor. All these give spectacular scenery for the visitors. One of the attractions is the Lei Feng tower, which is built across the causeway. The Lei Feng tower is actually a kind of temple. The park is the epic attraction of the regional tourism and lots of efforts are being carried out by the administration to promote the tourism potential of the Fish Garden.

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How to get to West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden?

Transport from Hangzhou: Bus K4, 504, 游1, 2, 3, 5 or Taxi

Selling points

  • “Reversed the order of the name”
  • “Amazing gardens and ponds”
  • “Great couples walk.”
  • “This is the best part of the West Lake”
  • “Glimmering Gold”
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
33.57 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
9 places

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Tips for you

  • Outside the entrance there are lots of boats available to explore West Lake.
    Transportation
  • You can take dragon boat RMB 55 and choose to get down here.
    Things to do
  • Recommend to families with kids, you can buy some fish food (RMB10 for 4 small bags) at the entrance and go feeding the carps at the pond.
    Things to do
  • It is always fun to see the beautiful colors of the fish and to watch them eat from your hands
    What to see
  • Try not to go during rainy day or weekend
    Timming
  • Just close to this there is also local shopping "street" that is really local and original.
    Things nearby
  • The Fish Garden is only a 15 minute walk away around the bottom of the lake.
    What to know

Reviews

TripAdvisor View more

Visit the fish pond at early spring, so crowded. My son very happy because He can feed the fish A very good enetertainment and experience especially for young childrenThere are so many fish. Many visitors feed bread but we choose to buy fish food rmb 3 at nearest stall.The garden and walking path have a nice scenery. The time we visit the flowe start blooming.

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This place is full of fish and locals.This is part of the West Lake holiday spot.Anyhow you will be going to West Lake area have a look.

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When you arrive at the fish garden, the closer you get, what you start to see is this movement of gold & orange in the water. As you get closer, you can see that it is hundreds of Koi gold fish, swimming close together, hoping to get a bit of food, offered by the tourist. They are so thick, it looks like you can walk on them, without falling through.

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