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Golden spots for viewing autumn

By Xu Wenwen (Shanghai Daily)

08:05, November 15, 2012

It's the best time to enjoy the sunshine, the West Lake and the phoenix trees, currently adorned in fiery golds and reds. (Shanghai Daily)

The lingering sweet scent of osmanthus blooms, together with golden, red and orange late autumn tints are an irresistible combination for visitors to Hangzhou at this time of year.

The scenic city has distinct charms in each season, and now is the ideal time to catch late fall and touches of early winter.

Such a beautiful scene lasts only a week or two: then phoenix tree leaves turn crimson; gingko leaves become transparent gold; and the seed heads of reeds are cast about in winter gusts.

Making the most of the recent lovely sunshine, Shanghai Daily took the opportunity to wander beneath trees and among reeds to

find some of the city's best spots for an autumn stroll.

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