Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, is planning to build a museum dedicated to history, nature and culture of the West Lake or Xihu Lake.
The West Lake scenic zone encompasses an area of 6 square kilometers. The area boasts a myriad of halls, towers, terraces, pavilions, pagodas, grottoes and temples under the dense foliage of lush woods.
The West Lake Museum is to be located on the south side of the lake, comprising a display centre, a tourist service centre, a research centre and a west lake literature centre.
The design plan is open to suggestions from the public until July 4th.
(Xinhua News Agency July 2, 2004)