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Qian Dao Lake

In the cities, we often repeat the same life every day, did you ever want to escape from this kind of life? If you want, you can come to Thousand Islets Lake and experience something special here. It will not disappoint you.

The forests in Qian Dao Lake are so large that it is covered with 81% of the area here. Thousand Islets Lake (Qian Dao Lake) is a pure lake with clean, fresh air. In fact, the history of this lake is not so long and it is just formed in 1959 as a result of the construction of New Anjiang Hydroelectric Power Station. With 1078 islets, the lake shows different views in different seasons, which is really a beautiful lake. It is a rich lake abounding with fish and surrounded by trees, tea, mulberry (the food of the silkworm) and other fruit trees. In addition to the beautiful scenery, Qian Dao Lake is also a pleasant lake with many activities including enjoying the natural scenery and local culture, observing wild animals and taking part in many exciting activities in Hangzhou China.

Lying in Chun'an County, about 150 km (93 miles) west of Hangzhou City and is 140 km (87 miles) southeast of Mt. Huangshan, Thousand Islets Lake (Qian Dao Lake) is a precious pearl in the classical golden route of Hangzhou-Thousand Islets Lake-Mt. Huangshan and has become popular all over the world. It is even become a must-see in Hangzhou sightseeing.

Qian Dao Lake is famous for its verdurous mountains, crystal clear water, exotic caves and strange stones. Do you heard about the Nongfu (farmer) Spring Water? In fact, it is comes from Qiandao Lake, which is a famous mineral water brand in China. There are six sections consist the scenic area on the basis of geographical location: Southeast Lake District (the first to be developed), Central Lake District (combining several spots that should not be missed), Southwest Lake District, Northeast Lake District, Northwest Lake District and Fuxi Stone Forest (the first stone forest in East China). You can find that each of them have their own unique and striking landscapes and you can enjoy the different scenery at same time.

 Tianchi (heaven pool) can be found in Southeast Lake District, which is a quarry site dating back to the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), Xianshan (admiration mountain) Island, Guihua (sweet osmanthus) Island and Mishan (honey mountain) Island. As for Central Lake District, there are Wulong (five dragons) Scenic Area, the Animal Interest Section, Qiandao Lake Fishing Village and the Meifeng (plum peak) Island. On Meifeng Island, you can enjoy the views from a great height, besides, you can experience grass-skiing, and boat down the water. Wulong Scenic Area is consited of the Animal Interest Section, Lock Island, Bird Island, Zhenqu (true delight) Garden and Qishi (strange stone) Island. In order to connect them, there is a bridge built. Lock Island is a world of locks, including happiness lock, wisdom lock, health lock and carp lock. The purpose of the first Lock Museum in China was built to the biggest lock in Guinness World Records. In the Animal Interest Section, peacocks, snakes, monkeys and ostriches can be seen. You will be happy by watching the animals performing, feeding them, playing with them and taking photos of them. You can enjoy the pleasant experiences.

The best season to visit Qiandao Lake is in autumn and winter, when there is less rainfall. At that time, the fine, cool, fresh air and clear water are really enjoyable. At the same time, you can enjoy sample the distinctively cooked seafood and some local food here. If you want to take home souvenir if you're your friends, inkstones, hemp embroideries and products made of pearls are the good choices.

At present, the thousand Islets Lake is the largest forest park in China. It has been awarded many titles and received favorable comments from tourists both at home and abroad. As a result, you can relax yourself here.


Qian Dao Lake Notes

Admission Fee: CNY 120 from March 1 to November 30, 
CNY 100 from December 1 to the end of next February