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Taihu Lake, Wuxi

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Spread across 2,250 sq km (870 sq mi) in the Yangtse Delta near Wuxi, Taihu Lake is the third largest freshwater lake in China. With its 48 islets, the area provides a perfect outing spot for families. Take a boardwalk across the rippling surface to climb a tall observation wheel, or paddle out onto the water on mouse-shaped boats. Watch boats drift across the lake, which has an average depth of 2 m (6.6 ft), or take a flat-bottom boat tour to reach the best spot to observe the city skyline, Turtle Head Island. Enjoy flowers and trees by the lake shore, or visit the historic Grand Canal of the Sui Dynasty. Plan your Taihu Lake visit and explore what else you can see and do in Wuxi using our Wuxi route planner.
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  • We stopped by for a cheap tour. It was not in the guidebook I bought, but it is 3.4 times the size of Lake Biwa, and it is the scenic spot designated as the national priority scenic scenic spot, and it is the third largest freshwater lake in China. It is said that freshwater fish fishing, ceramics, and the mysteriously shaped thick stones with holes (which I often saw in The Gardens of Suzhou) are famous. I went there on a cloudy day, or the location was bad, but unfortunately the size and the view was not felt. A neighbor was doing Tai Chi and walking his dog. There are ducks and various kinds of boats, and it's like a place for locals to relax.
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  • I went on a tour this time, but I've been there about twice before, but I think i was guided to a different place in the wide lake. We went to Miyama island by boat and walked around a small island. It was cloudy and the scenery was not very good, but the walkway was walked in a good atmosphere. There was a rest place, too and it was a place where i could relax.
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  • Beautiful place to visit.
  • Taihu (太湖) is a pretty famous lake, which was described in many China history stories. There are many beautiful scenic spots around this area. The natural views like beautiful sunset, the infinity lake, the astonish small islands spreading in Taihu and countless green plants waited for discovering. You can enjoy the view by going by the lake or taking the boat on the lake. There are also many historic gardens and architecture worthing to visit. These nice sites might take a lot of time to visit. When I got there, I just spent one day visiting and I felt that it was not really enough. REALLY!!
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