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Thousand Islets Lake

Admission Fee:CNY 120 from March 1 to November 30,
CNY 100 from December 1 to the end of next February.

How to Get There

1)Direct buses are available at Hangzhou West Long Distance Bus Station. Buses are available from 6:00 to18:40 ,and run every 40 minutes.
2)Direct buses from Thousand Islets Lake are available at Qiandaohu Long Distance Bus. From 5:20 to 18:00, buses depart every 40 minutes.


If you are having a Hangzhou package tour,our Hangzhou travel guide will introduce you to see the Thousand Islets Lake,which is one of the Hangzhou tourist attractions,thus giving you a complete sightseeing in Hangzhou.
Did you ever want to escape from the bustling metropolis? Come to Thousand Islets Lake and experience something special.

Thousand-islet (Qiandao) Lake is a huge reservoir covering an area of 580 square kilometers on the upper reaches of the Xin'an River, 160km from Hangzhou and Huangshan Mountain. It is an artificial lake formed as a result of being a reservoir for constructing Xin'an River Water Power Plant in 1959.

Thousand-islet Lake, a top scenic spot of Zhejiang Province, is also among the 44 national scenic resorts made public by the State Council. There are 1,078 islets in the lake, which is why it is also known as the Thousand Islets Lake. Surrounded by verdant mountains, the crystal-clear lake, which is dotted by the 1,078 islets, is like a mirror covered with a great amount of jade.

The lake has been praised as "Thousand-islet Lake with heavenly appearance" for the green mountains, clear water, astonishing caves and fantastic stones. The lake is embraced by hills with green trees and scores of scenic spots include Huihua Isle, Mishan Isle, Fengping Hill, Bijia Hill, and the Lesser Stone Forest. The large area of forest in this scenic spot makes tourists who stay here comfortably no matter in summer or winter.

The best time to visit Qiandao Lake is in autumn and winter, when there is less rainfall. Fine weather, cool and fresh air and clear water are really enjoyable. Do sample the distinctively cooked seafood and some local food here. Take home souvenirs like inkstones, hemp embroideries and products made of pearls.

Thousand Islets Lake is currently the largest forest park in China. It has been awarded many titles and received favorable comments from tourists both at home and abroad. So, why not come and see for yourself!

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