Many residents and tourists braved the rain to visit West Lake on June 24, appreciating the enchanting mountains shrouded in mist and rain, with a touch of mystique brought by the rain-soaked landscape.
The day marked the 12th anniversary of West Lake's inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage site and Hangzhou's fourth "West Lake Day."
To commemorate the occasion, all 16 paid attractions within the West Lake scenic area waived entrance fees for all visitors. Additionally, ongoing events like the 2023 Second West Lake Cultural Festival opened to the public free of charge.
The anniversary celebration of West Lake's UNESCO status and "West Lake Day" not only served as a reminder of the site's cultural and historical significance but also provided an opportunity for locals and tourists alike to explore the wonders of this iconic location.
As the rain subsided and the clouds gradually cleared, West Lake revealed its timeless allure. The iconic Su Causeway, Leifeng Pagoda, and Three Pools Mirroring the Moon regained their prominence in the landscape, captivating all who set eyes upon them.