boating on the lake, walking along the ancient trail, dabbling on the sand, or cycling through the landscape......xianghu lake, the sister lake of the west lake, has become a popular holiday resort for families in hangzhou.
after the west lake, thousand-island lake, xixi wetland, xianghu lake is expected to become another national 5a scenic spot in hangzhou this year. the scenic spot will fully explore the cross-lake bridge（跨湖桥） culture, wuyue culture, hutian water conservancy culture, poetry culture, and create a comprehensive ecological humanistic tourism destination that integrates famous lake sightseeing, cultural experience, research, and recreation.
over the years, major festival events such as the hangzhou world leisure expo, the china international comic&animation festival and the xianghu international triathlon competition have been held here. last year, the world tourism association (wta) also settled on yahushan island in xianghu lake scenic spot and became the first international tourism organization that is headquartered in hangzhou.
photo by courtesy of xianghu national tourism and holiday management committee