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Quin Dao Hu (Thousand Islets Lake)

qian dao huLike a shining pearl inlaid in this golden tour line "Hangzhou-Qian Dao Hu (Thousand Islets Lake)- Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain)," Qian Dao Hu (Thousand Islets Lake), situated in Chun'an county 160 kilometers west of Hangzhou.

Qian Dao Hu (Thousand Islets Lake) is a young lake. She is an artificial lake formed as the result of being a reservoir for constructing Xin'an River Waterpower Plant in 1959. Covering an area of (143, 321 acres), it has a storage capacity of 17.8 billion cubic meters.

Qian Dao Hu (Thousand Islets Lake) is a beautiful lake. It has a total of 1,078 islets, each with its own formation. That is why the lake is named Qian Dao Hu (Thousand Islets Lake). Qian Dao Hu is not only grand like Taihu Lake in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, but also exquisite like West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

In recent years, Qian Dao Hu has developed over twenty travel sites, which may be divided into four types: nature, wild life, historic sites, and entertainment. In the middle of the lake, an islet in the shape of a plant blossom is famed for its beautiful natural scenery and perfect environment and also regarded as the best place to view the surrounding landscape. Here, one can also see many wild animals such as swans, mandarin ducks, mandarins, and bitterns.

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