author: jin yingying
the 6thhangzhou west lake lotus exhibition opens today at guozhuang, no.28 yanggongdi, until july 2nd. hundreds of species of lotus will be on display there. there are 24 main lotus areas in the west lake this year. the first to bloom is the lotus at qinglianfang, breeze-ruffled lotuses beside winery(曲院风荷), and the largest area is at autumn moon over the calm lake（平湖秋月）.lotus has been continuously in full bloom at breeze-ruffled lotuses beside winery and the broken bridge. the best time to appreciate lotus is 5am-6am every day.