Located in the Chunan County of Hangzhou city, the Thousand Islets Lake is a AAAAA level scenic area in China and one of the only two thousand islets in the world( the other one in Canada with more than 1800 islets). Covering an area of about 567 square kilometers, the Thousand Islets Lake features stretching mountains and luxuriant forests with its greening rate 100% and glittering and clear water whose visibility can reach 12 meters, and it is honored as the “No. 1 Water under the Haven.”
The Thousand Islets Lake is characterized by deep water, whose average depth is 34 meters and the deepest is 108 meters, and there are 1078 islets on the lake, showing as the branches of the type for the travelers.
There are a plenty of scenery resources in the Thousand Lake with rich type, excellent quality and wide distribution. You will see the vast green waves and clear waters in front of you when standing there. You can also view different appearance of the Thousand Lake and deep and serene harbour as all islets in the lake, no matter big or small, are featured various shapes and the distribution of the islands are set in order though there are sparse and dense. You will see the lake surface wide, profound and expanse as the sea surface in the sparse islands, whose harbour are deep and various and scenery are bright and colorful. Besides, you will also find the luxuriant forests and various animals and spectacular scenery there. Moreover, the geomorphologic landscape are also abundant. There including limestone, Danxia landform, thin layers of limestone, granite and so on, which make the creek valley and the pungam add radiance and beauty to each other.
Travel information: 1) Opening time: 8:00 a.m.—16:30 p.m. 2) Ticket price: 150 RMB / adult in the peak season and 120 RMB /adult in the slack season. 3) Duration suggestion : 1-2 days. 4) Best time to visit: September – November. 5) Ways to go there: take the bus through the 320 national highway from Hangzhou to the Chunan County with 2.5 drive.