Add:Opposite Yu Qian Temple
Turtle Pool, west of Yanggong Causeway, is a small wetland, that is still a tranquil space because as newly opened area, few people venture there.
It had existed for centuries after Yang Mengying dredged the lake, but became silted up again. In 2010, the Hangzhou government decided to restore the area around Yanggong Causeway.
The wetland was carefully restored and expanded, so that West Lake's water surface area grew from 5.6 to 6.5 square kilometers.
It got its name because a slope beside the pool looks like a turtle.
Since most of this area is a wetland, visitors can find secluded pools and wildlife different from other parts of the lake.