Thousand-island Lake Scenic Spot
Thousand-island Lake is rated as a National 5A Level Scenic Spot.
Located in Chun’an of Hangzhou, Thousand-island Lake Scenic Spot gets its name from the 1,078 islands scattering within the lake. The scenic spot is a national key tourist area and it was rated as a National 5A Level Scenic Spot in 2010. The lake has a water area of 573 km2 and a water storage capacity of 17.8 billion m3. The shoreline of Thousand-island Lake is 2,200 km long, winding between the verdant mountains and green waters like a flickering golden belt. Hence the lake has been given an epithet of “three thousand Xizi” and “the back garden of Yangtze River Delta”.
In 2009, Thousand-island Lake of 1,078 islands was enlisted by the World Record Association as the lake with the most islands in the world. Thousand-island Lake has an average water depth of 34 m and a visibility of 9-12 m, and belongs to the national first-class water. As the hometown of the world famous Nongfu Spring brand of mineral water, the Thousand-island Lake is really the “most graceful lake in the world”.
Recently, “China top ten ecotourism scenic spot” announced the results. Among them, the thousand island lake scenic area with unique natural landscape and good ecological environment, and sichuan jiuzhaigou, jilin changbai mountain, qinghai qinghai lake namco, wuyi mountain in fujian province and Tibet and yunnan shangri-la’s da cuo fanjing mountains national park, guizhou and hubei shennongjia was named “China’s top ten ecotourism scenic spot”.
Outdoors activities are the draw in this ginormous recreation and resort area built around a massive reservoir in Hangzhou municipality's southwestern corner. There is speed boating, water skiing, animal-themed island-hopping, mountain climbing, biking and hiking options galore -- also excellent seafood and everything from budget cabins to five-star hotels.
The vastness of the area almost guarantees privacy and tranquility away from the expected tourist zones.
Address: No. 32 Pailing Nan Road, Qiandao Village, Xin'an County, Hangzhou City, China杭州市淳安县千岛湖镇排岭南路32号