West Lake or Xihu in Hangzhou China is one of the most important Unesco sites, there are 10 important scenic spots and one of them is called the “Viewing Fish in Flower Harbor”. In Chinese, it is called Hua Gang Guan Yu 花港观鱼.
Huagang Guanyu is a huge park, we were here at the end of autumn so we were still able to see the beautiful autumn leaves in the backdrop. In the olden time, Huagang Guanyu only had one pond, one monument, and three acres of land here. But after a few generations, the size expanded and increased to 300 acres. In total there are 5 things you can see here, such as fish paradise, peony garden, flower harbor(pond), large lawn, and dense woodland. Among them, fish paradise is the main thing to see. You will find tens of thousands of gold koi fish living in the pond.
One of the activities for tourists are feeding the koi fish and seeing them jumping out from the pond to take their food. It certainly creates a lot of hoo-ha from the crowd.
The center of Huagang Guanyu Park is the Peony Pavilion, and a lot of peonies are planted on the side. You can’t step on the grass and go near the Pavilion.
Snacks sold here are, stew tofu, dumping, Taiwanese sausage, and boiled herbal eggs. Payment can be done with mobile payments such as Alipay or WeChat, so convenient.
Fight against gangster and get rewarded with RMB50,000 yuan
We saw a poster planted here and it tells the community to bring out any gangster activities in the neighborhood.
The poster also educates and explains who are the “Gangster” and what are activities are labeled as “evil forces”. Really interesting to see such posters planted in almost every corner in the city of Hangzhou.
It is no surprise that China’s e-commerce is one of the leading ones in the world. Now I can see it with my own eyes, lots of three-wheel bikes running around on the streets to deliver good to their customer. China has the most mobile users in the world and people here love to engage in e-commerce activities and buying online. It has become a habit and part of their lifestyle now.
This is such a great time to do virtual visit. Thanks for sharing this trip.
Oh man this would be such a fun experience, would love to check this out!
This looks so beautiful. I would love to spend some time there. And the food looks delicious! The gangster part seems a little scary though!
Awesome place to visit and be mesmerize with the beauty of nature plus the street food looks really delicious and enticing.
What a lovely this place it is…looks so adorable and beautiful…those fishes seems amazing and as matches the surroundings of the place too…
Your pictures tell a pretty colorful story about the fish feeding experience. These areas are so beautiful. Plus the crowds are fun to watch, too.
There are many ponds in my area that have koi in them but none with tens of thousands of them. I can see why this area would be so popular.
The lakes look so beautiful and calm. Lovely photographs!
SO much ‘little water’ I love it the place looks very relaxing and beautiful
Wow the lake looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing this lovely place. Looks very historical too!
Thank you for sharing! The lake looks lovely. Would love to visit this place in the future!
omg this lake, i don’t know what to say, everything looks SO PERFECT!!! I would love to go there one day…
It’s interesting to get an inside look at the likes of the area. I imagine it is cool even to see the 3 wheel bikes everywhere.
Such a nice and lovely place! The atmosphere looks calm and peaceful, and these photos are really pretty 🙂
I’ve never heard of this Unesco sites but I truly wish to go! I’ve never seen so many oi fish before!
These images tells such a beautiful story. I’m so drawn to that lake, so pretty!
This looks like a great place to visit. It seems like you had a great experience there. and the street foods looks really delicious.
What a lovely place. And the pictures too, they’re so beautiful.