While in Shanghai, we decided to take a day trip to Hangzhou to walk around the famous West Lake. This trip used to take nearly 3 hours by train, but can now take as little as 45 minutes due to the new high speed trains that are running. Hangzhou is a small town by China standards with a population of around 7 million.
The station was just a bit crowded!
Hangzhou has a cute old town area with plenty of shopping.
West Lake at sunset.