Thousand Island Lake is a huge man-made reservoir covering an area of 580 square kilometers on the upper reaches of Xin'an River, 160km from Hangzhou and Mount Huangshan. It is named after the 1,078 islands that spread across the lake. The lake is known for its crystal-clear waters and picturesque scenery. It is a popular choice for vacation and relaxation in Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Meifeng Island, Huangdao Island, Monkey Island, Qiandaohu Stone Forest, Shilin Lake and Jiuyijie Waterfall are all attractions worth seeing. The several rafting spots around the lake should also not be missed in the summer heat, as you will definitely be rewarded with a fun and exciting experience.
Qiandao Lake's Central Lake District includes Meifeng Island, Yule Island, Moonlight Island, and Longshan Island. With a panoramic view of the Qiandao Lake, the Meifeng peak is home to a viewing patio, a must-see destination for tourists visiting the lake. On the fishing island, tourists can feed the fish. It is also the only island on the lake that provides dining. Moonlight Island is also called Wulong Island and consists of 5 small islands. Each island offers a different experience. Longshan Island offers a great cultural experience, as it is home to the Hai Rui Shrine, Qing Guan Road, and the Shi Xi Academy.
Qiandao Lake Forest Oxygen Bar is located in the eastern part of Qiandao Lake. It has lush vegetation and fresh air. It is a good place for absorbing the forest oxygen and cleansing your lungs. Rivers and waterfalls can be seen everywhere in the scenic area. You can go on the rope bridge or sit on the swings, take pictures with the peacocks in the forest, or sit on the grass and ski down the skiing path and bask in the sunlight while enjoying the various fun offered by the forest. If you are tired, you can also take a rest in the tea house or coffee bar in the scenic area. Coming here to enjoy the water during summer is also a highly recommended activity.
Qiandao Lake-Southeast Lake District includes 4 islands including Huangshanjian, Tianchi Island, Mishan Island and Guihua Island. Bus routes are available to take visitors to the islands. The view of the islands from atop Huangshanjian is comparable to the famous views of Meifeng Mountain. Tianchi Island was originally a deep quarry pit during the Southern Song Dynasty, which then became a pool of water after a flood. It is believed that a famous household tale in China, "3 monks with no water" originates from Mishan Island. The landscape on the mountain is also dominated by Buddhist temples. Guihua (osmanthus) Island was once the earliest developed attraction of Qiandao Lake. In addition to wild osmanthus flowers, there are also animal shows.