Qiandaohu Lake or Thousand Islets Lake,
situated in Chun'an County of Zhejiang Province, is
a man-made lake formed after completion of Xin'an River
Hydroelectric Station. As the largest national park,
Qiandaohu Lake takes an area of 982 square kilometers
and is dotted with 1078 large island.
Nestled in green hills, Qiansao Island is famous for
its clear and drinkable water. And Nongfu Spring, a
famous brand of mineral water in China, uses the water
in Qiandaohu Lake. As a AAAAA-rated tourist attraction
in Hangzhou, Qiaodao Lake includes such popular attractions
as Bird Island, Snake Island, Monkey Island, Lock Island,
which makes Qiandaohu Lake receive more than 5 millions
tourists from home and abroad every year.
The main attractions in Qiandaohu
Lake Forest Park include:
is highest in elevation among all islands of Qiandaohu
Lake. Sightseeing Platform is the best place to overlook
about 300 islands around it. There are many beautiful
sights on Meifengguan Island but "The Pine Greeting
Guests" can be regarded the highlight.
is made up with more than ten islands with different
size. As its name suggested, the island shelters numerous
argute monkeys. There are stump-tailed and Rhesus monkeys
which are led by Monkey King.
Covered with lush wood, Peacock
Island is the home of various
types of peacocks including Pavo muticus, blue peafowl,
the white peacock, etc. More than 400 peacocks are kept
in Grand Park (pinyin: Da Guan Yuan) which is the best
place to watch peacocks flaunting their tails.
is the paradise of birds. Over 6000 birds of 50+ species
from all over the world are raised on the island. All
these birds are held in different parks according to
their types. Stepping along the path, you will be lost
in natural beauty totally. If you put some Terzebrio
molitor on palm and stretch your arm, many birds will
fly to you to peck. The mynahs say:" Bye-bye, welcome
to come again" in Chinese before you leave the
(strange stone) collects numerous kinds of unique stones
from across China. Among these stones stand out three
of "four great stones" in China. These three
stones are Taihu Stone, Lingbi Stone and diamond stone.
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