Qiandao Lake Thousand Island Lake

Qiandao Lake Hangzhou Zhejiang
Derived from the creation of the Xin'an dam, the Qiandao Lake gained its name for the 1078 islands therein. Boasting dense vegetation and theme islands, this thousand island lake with crystal clear water offers numerous funny activities.

A Magnificent Artificial Lake

Located 160 kilometers west of Hangzhou, the Qiandao Lake is an impound area of the Xin´an River Hydroelectric station; it was submerged there for over forty years to meet the local electrical needs. This lake is the largest artificial lake in China with an area of 573 km ² is almost 100 times larger than the famous West Lake in Hangzhou! Today, only the peaks of the old hills remain above the surface. 1,078 islands lie in the middle of the lake.

Activities at Thousand Island Lake

Today the Thousand Island Lake became a boating lake. It is well-loved not only for the dense vegetation and a few temples, but various funny activities. Thus, it is relaxing and funny to go biking around the lake (in two days) or a cruise is generally preferred. Several routes are possible, including stops on islands turned into an amusement park, such as Monkey Island or the Island of Snakes. Jet-skis are provided in the lake.

Ancient Findings under the Qiandao Lake

In 2002, two ancient cities had been discovered in the depths of the lake. They were swallowed up at the opening of the Xin´an River dam forty years earlier. The two underwater cities of Shi Cheng and He Cheng date back to the Han and Tang Dynasties. With a long history of 1800 years of history, there must be something special.

 

 

 

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