Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, recently opened a new sightseeing bus line linking Su Causeway and Bai Causeway, two local well-known scenic spots in the West Lake.
Tourists are now able to take the bus to transfer between the Su and Bai causeways, enabling them to admire the picturesque landscape along the five-kilometer bus line.
As to the origins of the two causeways, the Su causeway is named after Su Dongpo, a great literati living during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), whereas the Bai causeway is named after Bai Juyi, also a great poet who lived during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
A map for the bus line. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
The two causeways were named after the two great poets as a way to commemorate them for their efforts leading officials and residents to dredge the West Lake and build up embankments, as well as their dedicated service to the city of Hangzhou and its people.
The bus line runs between 9:30 and 16:00 on and from 9:30 to 16:30 on weekends. A single trip ticket costs 10 yuan ($1.57) per ride.