Arrived at Qiandao lake and later we found the nearby campground
Qiandao Lake lake with the 1000 islands
We arrived at Qiandao Lake (Xin’anjiang Reservoir) a little bit late and what you will see during the day, is purely depends on how early you come. 9:00 is the preferable time to purchase the tickets if you want a full-day trip. There are different lengths of trips with a duration of 4-7h hours, and the length will also determine how many islands you will be hopping. Our trip took about four hours, and it included two islands. The cost was 180CNY/person, and a reminder, take some snacks with you. The shop on the boat has a very limited selection, and the pricing is on the higher side. Don’t dream of visiting all islands as there are 1,078 large islands on the lake, and a few thousand smaller ones are scattered across it. The islands in the lake include Bird Island, Snake Island, Monkey Island, Lock Island (supposedly the world’s biggest lock), and the Island to Remind You of Your Childhood.
Qiandao Lake lake with the 1000 islands Wikipedia Qiandao Lake
Visited two islands in Qiandao.
The first Huangshanjian island and the second island was Paotai Mountain at Green Grass Wudao island also known as Bird Island
Stairs, stairs, and stairs. That is the common way to visit famous places in China. Good for the health and maybe lose a few kilos. The sausages from the local shop shot down my thinking of losing weight. There was plenty to do, for example feeding fish on top of the mountain, having a peaceful walk in the forest, and hopping on the stones at the small waterfall. The scenic Pavilion had a great view of the area, and you could see many of the islands and take a break there. Unfortunately, the weather was not in our favor, but at least it was not raining.
Bird island had several birds in cages, and what can you say? Small cages or short chains with big birds are beyond my interest and enjoyment. I wish at least they should have more space. The island itself was enjoyable and had some nice views.
We gladly recommend visiting Qiandao Lake.
The next place is 36 County Rural Resort Hotel camping, more of that in my next post.
Qiandao Lake lake with the 1000 islands | Road trip | Easter 2021 | Day 2
- Very peaceful and beautiful place
- The island mountains with the vegetation and paths
- Ferry trips between the islands are nice to take some rest
- Different amounts of islands to visit. From shorter three islands to several islands
- Animals to see, monkey island, bird island and also snake island exists
Need some improvement
- Need to be very early at the ticket office to go for a longer trip
- Bring your own snacks for the ferry trip as the shop there is not including many choices
- Prepare for a lot of stairs