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A Lake with One Thousand Isles
 

Located in the upper reaches of Qiantangjiang River, the Qiandaohu Lake is a national scenic spot, which ranges from Fuyang to Chun'an. It is a golden tourist line in the west of Zhejiang. It is famous for the beautiful mountains over its banks and the clear waters. There are many places of historic interest and scenic beauty along the river. There is the hometown of Sunquan, who was the king of Wu, during the period of the Three Kingdoms (220-265 AD). Also the Fuyang Longmen ancient town, where the descendants of Sunquan gathered. And there is the Tongjun Mountains, the Yanziling Diaoyu Platform, the Guanshan Mountains, the Yao Lin Paradise, as well as the "Happy Peasants", the tourist district with features in Xinsha Island of Fuyang.

The Qiandaohu Lake is a large man-made reservoir on the upper reaches of the Xin'anjiang River, having 1078 islands of different size. With the deepest place reaching more than 100 meters under the water, the lake covers an area of 580 square kilometers, and has a storage capacity of 17.8 billion cubic meters, the same as that of 3,000 West Lakes. It is celebrated for the lofty mountains, clear waters, as well as the scattered and magnetic islands. Not only likes the Taihu Lake, a vast expanse of misty, rolling waters, but also the beautiful West Lake. Walking west along the lake for 79 kilometers, you can climb up the Huangshan Mountains, one of the 10 major scenic spots in China..

Plat Blossom Mountain

Set in the middle of the lake; this is the best part of Qiandao Hu, named after five conjoined mountains. It resembles a plat blossom and gains fame for its beautiful natural scenery and perfect environment. The sight-seeing platform in this section is by far the best place to view the surrounding area. The other one is Ostrich Island. On this island visitors can feed ostrich, take photos with them or even ride on their backs.

Stone Forest

This section is located forty kilometers from town centre of Qiandao Hu and is made up of three parts: Xishan part, Turquoise part and Hawksbill part, covering ten square kilometers. It is called "the first stone-forest in Huadong Area". With strange stones, cliffs, elf caves and an ancient path, it characterizes quietness, glamouresness, wonderfulness and arduousness.

Dragon Hill (Long Shan)

It consists of Dragon Hill and Five-Dragon Island. Hairui Temple was built here by Chun'an people to commemorate Hairui, a famous official of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), who once served as head of this county. Hairui Ci is the essential structural work piece, including carving of wood, stone and brick. There also is over twenty pieces of poem steles in Hairui Temple. On the top of the Dragon Hill there stands a bell tower. (See: Gallery of Qiandaohu Lake)

See: Huangshan & Qiandaohu Lake Tour

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