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Published on : Monday, December 2, 2013
Among the many bridges on West Lake, the most famous one has got to be the Broken Bridge that lies on the east end of the Bai Causeway. The starting point to enter the lake connects the causeway to the lake banks. By the bridge, there is a pavillion in which stands a stone monument carved with the calligraphy of Emperor Kangxi from the Qing Dynasty that reads: “Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge.” It is referring to one of the celebrated “Ten Scenes of West Lake.” In winter times, when the sun comes out after snow fall, the lingering layer of melting snow on the Broken Bridge reflects the sunlight, making the bridge look broken from afar, thus came the name.
Despite its gorgeous winter views, Broken Bridge is most known for being the backdrop of an enchanting legend. According to local folklore, a white snake with magical powers is rescued by a kind-hearted young man in the ancient times. To thank her savior, she spends the next millennium finding the way to become an immortal human. Finally, in the form of a beautiful lady named Madame White, she meets the incarnation of the young man on the Broken Bridge. They fall in love and open a medicine shop by the West Lake, curing people and saving lives. The legend is not only a classic romance in Chinese culture, but also the reason that Hangzhou is regarded as “The City of Love.”
The romantic story may also just inspire travellers to embark on a one-of-a-kind winter journey. Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake presents the Winter Getaway Package. By checking into a Premier Room or a Grand Premier Room, guests and their loved ones will be entitled to an array of excellent offers. Feel free to sleep in till noon, and when ready for lunch, a delicious special winter hot-pot for two awaits at West Lake Bistro. After a satisfying meal, pamper at The Spa and see all the weariness and stress give way to a healthy glow. At nighttime, swing by the Lobby Lounge and enjoy its tantalizing cocktails. But after all, what can compare to the timeless beauty of West Lake? So don’t miss the chance to join the cycling and walking activities prepared by the Concierge team. In the early hours of the morning, as one soaks up the mesmerizing winter views of West Lake with the company of family and friends, the warm and joyful memories will make a winter getaway ever more perfect and unforgettable.
Source:- Four Seasons Hotel