ALP 2015 [Day 007] - West lake

Today is a free day us and we decided to head back to the popular tourist attraction - West Lake [西湖]

Is we only had 30-45 minutes the other day to explore, a second trip back gave us a much better appreciation of West Lake and it serving as a leisure place for the locals.

Here's the super bus ride that takes around an 1 hour to reach West Lake. Furthest bus ride ever!

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Scenery near where we began

west-lake

statue

Interesting way to rope the chairs together to prevent people from moving them away!

pavilion

Apple store

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Serene view!

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You see the elderly dancing along the lake

Or cool uncle playing the Saxophone!

Something creative again. It reads:

aunty very busy (mango)

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Dinner was at this place named [海底捞](scooping in the sea)

This place is totally epic....

  • They provide you with lens wipe if you wear glasses
  • Heard there is manicure service
  • Warm wipes upon arrival
  • People serving you very promptly and being observant
  • Power bank if you need to charge your phone
  • Bag cover to prevent it from being dirtied during the meal
  • People squeezing hand wash for you at the washroom
  • Some outlets might even have the server on skates
  • Fruits platter after dinner
  • Mint sweets and Melon seed after your meal

Best thing: ~90RMB per person for the amount of food we ordered

That's tomato soup broth on the left and shrooms~ pot on the right

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Here's what happens with you order noodles [拉面]!

Really poor photo but i had to show this. This is a specially made equipment for us to "hang" our ladle while you cook your food. O.O

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So after the meal, the servers came over to entertain us starting off with a game scissors, paper, stone. If you win the game, the noodles are on the house. :D

The finale was crazy wild where they made 16 of us dance along with their fast, high song and rapid movements. It's crazy fun and i would highly recommend this place!