Located in Chun'an County of Zhejiang Province, the Qiandao Lake is among the first 44 national scenic spots proclaimed by the State Council, and also the largest national forest park at present. It is a man-made reservoir formed during the construction of Xin'anjiang Hydropower Station in 1959. Along your China tour of Hangzhou, you should never miss discovering the Qiandao Lake(Thousand-islet Lake) along your trip.
With 81% of the area covered in forests, Thousand Islets Lake (Qian Dao Lake) is a pure lake with clean, fresh air. It is a young lake formed in 1959 as a result of the construction of New Anjiang Hydroelectric Power Station. It is a beautiful lake with 1078 islets showing different views in different seasons. The Qiandao Lake(Thousand-islet Lake)b would be definitely a highlight along your China tours of Hangzhou.
It is a rich lake abounding with fish and surrounded by trees, tea, mulberry (the food of the silkworm) and other fruit trees. Qian Dao Lake is also a delightful lake with many activities including enjoying the natural scenery and local culture, observing wild animals and taking part in many exciting activities. After your Yangtze River cruises finished in Shanghai, you could extend your trip to Hangzhou to see the Qiandao Lake(Thousand-islet Lake) by high speed trains.
Thousand Islets Lake (Qian Dao Lake) lies in Chun'an County, about 150 km (93 miles) west of Hangzhou City and is 140 km (87 miles) southeast of Mt. Huangshan. It is a resplendent pearl in the classical golden route of Hangzhou-Thousand Islets Lake-Mt. Huangshan and has become popular all over the world. Why not extend your Yangtze River cruises of Shanghai part to Hangzhou to see how beautiful the Qiandao Lake(Thousand-islet Lake)?
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