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The Amazing lake of a thousand Islands in China Forum on Dao De

 

There are so many amazing places, and this was the result of human activity.

Known for its crystal clear water, Qiandao Lake, or thousand Islands, appeared in 1959, as a result of damming of the Xin’an river for the construction of hydropower plants in Zhejiang province formed the largest freshwater lake in Eastern China — Zandaka (Lake of a thousand Islands). Its name it received because of 1078 small and big Islands on it.

The water is so clean that served as the basis for the creation of a Chinese mineral water brand Nongfu Spring.

This unique artificial lake is 1078 Islands. 81% of the island territory covered with forests – the area is extremely beautiful Islands on the lake and around it represents the largest area of forest Park of China, home to 90 species of birds, 60 species of wild animals. Here was built the first in China hydroelectric. From here were resettled farmers from 1377 villages, 20 thousand hectares of arable land disappeared in the lake area of 573 sq km and with 1078 islets.

Currently in lake Qiandaohu mastered 13 scenic areas. If tourists wish to enjoy the picturesque landscape, they should visit the island of Mapendo. Standing on top of the island, scattered with more than 300 large and small Islands. For relaxation and leisure, you can visit the island of Vencendo, which will allow tourists to get acquainted with original culture. If you wish to get acquainted with historical monuments, it is necessary to visit the mountain scenic area Longshan. There is a area where you can get acquainted with the Buddhist culture.

Local residents live on the water and in the mountains, living from fishing, differing from the outside world of the ancient original life.

In 2005, at a depth of about 25 meters, were found the ruins of ancient cities of Sujani and Chunian. They are beautifully preserved. Their buildings, walls, pagodas demonstrate the exquisite skill of the ancient architects.

The locals are guarding ancient ruins, stopusa water of Qiandao lake, where they lived from generation to generation, guarded by the mysterious story.

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