According to a list of 12 superb sunset spot around the world by CNN, China’s West Lake in Hangzhou was on the list together with Guanshan Mountain in Taiwan, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Dubai in U.A.E., etc.
When the sun sets on the tranquil surface of West Lake, one of the world's most exquisite sunset views begins. The West Lake, a frequent subject of Chinese landscape paintings and poems, boasts picturesque scenery. 'Whatever her makeup, a beauty always radiates with beauty, so is the West Lake' is one of the numerous Chinese poems in praise of the lake. The best place to spot the beautiful sunset at West Lake is the Leifeng Pagoda built in the year 975. Since ancient time, "Leifeng Pagoda in Sunset Glow" has been hailed as one of top ten scenes of West Lake. The pagoda is famous for the Legend of the White Snake, who fell in love with a man and was jailed in the pagoda by a monk. This octagonal, five-storey pagoda collapsed in 1924 and was rebuilt in 2002 on the original site.
Travelers coming to Hangzhou for the West Lake can take a boat cruise, bike ride or a stroll around the lake to enjoy its picturesque sunset view.