Taihu Lake Source

Taihu Lake Source, Lin'an: Hours, Address, Taihu Lake Source Reviews: 4/5

Taihu Lake Source
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Gopala Krishna ... A
Tadepalligudem, India128 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
The Taihu Lake is the third largest freshwater lake in China with a surface area of about 2,338 square km. The lake is just like a bright pearl set in the Yangtze River delta and looks more like an ocean than a lake. More than 48 islets make up a beautiful scenic spot The most notable among these islets is the Turtle head peninsula. You feel that you are looking at a giant turtle in water. The area is full of flowers and trees. Different architectural additions to the natural landscape makes it captivating.

The entrance ticket costs 105 RMB. You can use an electric car to convey you to the wharf at a charge of 15 RMB or walk down some distance and catch a bus which is free. Once at the wharf you can find restaurants and shopping areas. There are several double decker ferries capable of seating 200 passengers to transport you to the Turtle Head Islet. The cost of the ferry is included in the entry ticket. It takes about 20 minutes for the journey. The water is green but does not seem to be very clean and surprisingly there are no birds.

However the place is very serene and you can spend about 4 hours going through the place. There is a match maker temple in the island. A giant lock is erected depicting love and affection between a couple. Thousands of locks can be seen hanging on the chains as people locks them on the chains wishing a happy match. However check out the timings of the last ferry from the island, else you could be left stranded on the island.

There are several scenic spots in the vicinity. There is also a 377 ft tall Ferris wheel in the nearby town that takes 18 minutes to complete one revolution. You can have a great view of the lake and the adjoining scenery.
Written April 17, 2014
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