Xiling Seal Society




8:30am-4:30pm daily

How to get there:

The Xiling Seal Society sits at 31 Gūshān Lù (孤山路).

Cross the Xiling Bridge (Xīlíng Qiáo, 西泠桥) from Běishān Lù (北山路) opposite the Hangzhou Shangri-La (Hángzhōu Xiānggélǐlā Fàndiàn, 杭州香格里拉饭店) by car, taxi, foot or bike to Gushan Lu and continue following the road around the south side of the island.

The Xiling Seal Society (Xīlíng Yìnshè, 西泠印社) is a charming institution dedicated to the study, preservation and creation of classical Chinese inscriptions, printmaking and painting. Located in West Lake on Solitary Hill island just opposite Zhongshan Park (Zhōngshān Gōngyuán, 中山公园), the Society boasts a history of over 1,900 years.

On a rising slope, the Xilin Seal Society grounds are covered in beautiful gardens, rockeries, and sculpture and provide a great place to explore or just relax.

The Society has produced numerous books on classical Chinese artforms. Today, you can see the writers and artists at work and visit a small shop selling examples of their efforts.

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