‘What the heck?’ I hear you say.
That’s what I said at first too. Jiu Xi Yan Shu (direct translation: Misty Trees by Nine Streams) is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Hangzhou, but apparently not a lot of tourists know about it — or so we were told by our taxi driver.
To be honest, there’s not a lot there to do, but the sight of the thick trees surrounding a misty lake is a marvellous sight. Reminded me of Crouching Tiger and the various Chinese martial arts films that followed it. Definitely worth dropping by and taking a few snaps if you have a few minutes to spare.
I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.