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Slender West Lake

Wonder Type: Mixed
Country: China
Best of: Lake
Slender West Lake is a well-known scenic lake and national park in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China. A long bank planted with weeping willows spans the lake; at its midpoint stands a square terrace with pavilions at each of the corners and one in the center.Around the lake is a park in which are found several attractions: Lotus Flower Pagoda (Lianhua SO, a white structure reminiscent of the White Pagoda (Baita) in Beijing's Beihai Park; Small Gold Mountain (Xiao Jin Shan); and the Fishing Platform (Diaoyutai), a favorite retreat of the Qianlong Emperor [More Details]
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