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Hangzhou Thousand Islets Lake
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Article from Hangzhou Municipal Commission of Tourism
What is marvelous about Thousand Islet Lake is the crystal-clear water and the 1,078 islets scattering in the lake for which it was named for. Located in Chun’an County, Thousand Islet Lake is two-hour drive from downtown Hangzhou. Thousand Islet Lake is the largest man-made lake in east China. There used to be a village with people living in right where the lake is now. After the construction of the huge dam of Xin’an River Hydro-power Station, the former village was flooded and villagers were evacuated. Those islets now in the lake were actually mountains. Now the site of the village still rest underwater, well-preserved.
The water from Thousan Islet Lake is drinkable and used as the water source of Chinese Notable mineral water brand--Nongfu Spring. Among the 1,078 islets, more appealing ones are such islets as Yueguang Islet, Shenlong Islet, Longshan Islet and Meifeng Islet, which is said to be the vantage point to have a panoramic view of Thousand Islet Lake.
Quick Facts on Thousand Islets Lake
• Name: Thousand Islets Lake
• Location: Chun'an County, Hangzhou
• Phone: +86-571-64831113
• Best Time to Visit: In autumn and winter
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 3 Hours
• Opening Hours: All day
• Admission Fee: CNY 90 (Mar 1 to Nov 30); CNY 75 (Dec 1 to end of next Jan)
• Luxury Boat: CNY 65 (for adults); CNY 35 (for children)
• Yacht Charter: CNY 150 (per person)
• Boat Charter:CNY 1950 (per boat)
Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 10:10