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Photos from our trip to Hangzhou, West lake (西湖) and Longjing tea village. It was really foggy while we went but it gave that glowy morning misty look to the photos. Hangzhou was way too developed on most part but there are reminiscences of what Marco Polo called The City of Heaven. West lake is a beautiful place but when it is crowded with tourists, you no longer see its beauty. On the second day, we decided to go to Longjing Village which was the best decision as the landscape was stunning. next to the village, there is a path called 9 Creeks and 18 Gullies (九溪十八涧) which is an ancient stone paved road meandering through the forest and tea crops occasionally crosses with the stream that snake its way along the valley. This place is probably one of the nicest place we have been in China and remind me a lot of country side in the UK.

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