About Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)

Surrounded by water, the aptly named Solitary Hill is the perfect balance of beautiful nature and rich Hangzhou history. It has a beautiful landscape, situated at the northwestern corner of West Lake and is the lake's only naturally formed island and one of the lake's biggest islands. It is bordered Bai Causeway on the east, Xi Ling Bridge on the west, the Outer West Lake on the south, and the Inner West Lake on the north and is deeply connected to the story of 'Plum wife and crane son', one of Hangzhou's old historic stories.

Must See

  • Fang He Pavilion
  • Xi Ling Seal Society
  • Cypress Hall
  • Bamboo Pavilion
  • Si Zhao Pavilion

How to reach

Take bus no. Y10 to get off at Xileng Bridge Station or Zhejiang Provincial Museum Station.


  • The best time to visit Solitary Hill is in winter or in early spring for the beautiful plum blossoms.
  • Bring a camera, for beautiful landscape photography. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes to trek the hill.
  • Bicycles are allowed on Solitary Hill.
  • Wheelchair accessibility provided.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Carry strollers for younger kids.
  • Do not engage in any PDA.

Visit Time

Sunday:        7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday:       7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday:      7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday:     7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday:          7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday:     7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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