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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Taihu Lake Reviews
格安ツアーで寄りました。 私の買ったガイドブックには載っていませんでしたが、琵琶湖の3.4倍、国家重点風景名勝区に指定される景勝地で、中国で3番目に大きい淡水湖とのこと。淡水魚の漁業や、陶磁器、穴の空いた不思議な形の太湖石（蘇州の庭園でよく見かけました）が有名だそうです。 曇った日に行ったからか、場所が悪かったのか、残念ながら広さも景観のすばらしさも感じられずに終わりました。 近所の人が太極拳をや... more »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.
今回はツアーで行きましたが、以前に２回くらい行ったことがありましたが広い太湖で違う場所に案内されたと思います。三山島にボートで渡り小さな島を散策してきました。曇り空であまり景色は良くなかったですが、散策路は良い雰囲気で歩いてきました。休憩所もあってゆっくりできる場所でした。 more »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.
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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