At this time of year it’s not rare to see the mountains and peaks covered with foliage in colorful scarlet, orange, lemon and maize, but have you ever seen the crimson water forests which are even more alluring.
Lin’an Qingshan Lake
Qingshan Lake backs onto rolling green hills and is a picturesque place with sprouting trees and boats floating by. The lake is home to more than 240 species of wild animal and if you are lucky enough then you will see a flock of egrets flying by.
In the north of Qingshan Lake lies a water forest covering more than one square kilometer and it shines like an emerald in a tranquil setting. Light mist and clouds cover the lush forest of bamboo and pines, and constitute a calm world. Praised as the most beautiful water forest in China, the landscape of this park is absolutely breathtaking.
Address: Qingshan Lake District, Lin’an
Scenic Spots Nearby: Mount Tianmu, Eight-Hundred-Mile Island, East Lake Campus of Zhejiang Forestry University
Xianju Gutan Reservoir
Discovered by photographers, Gutan Reservoir is famous for its fantastic view of the red sequoia. The sequoia forest actually lies in mystery since no significant mark in photos can indicate its location. To glimpse a view of this remarkable place then you will need to be an early bird. In the morning, the light mists spread on the wide water surface of the lake like a floating veil and as the sun rises, the lake awakens and glows vibrantly.
Address: On the border of Pan’an County and Guanlu Town
How to get there: Drive from Guanlu to Pan’an and when you have passed the cave then drive a further 10 minutes before turning left, then continue for 20 minutes to Gutan Reservoir
Yuyao Siming Reservoir
Siming Mountain is the north branch of Tiantai Mountain and leads the way to Ningshao plain. The winding road, surrounded by crystal waters, leads to the old villages in the deep valleys where the hues of foliage change with the height of the mountain, from green at the foot of the mountain to red and then gold at its peak.Siming Lake is located at Liangnong Town, an old town in Yuyao. The lake is surrounded by 72 peaks. Here, the water sequoia forest glows flame red and occasionally boats pass by and startle a flock of peaceful birds.
Address: Liangnong Town, Yuyao
How to get there: Take off Hangyong Highway from Yuyao Exit, go along S213
Scenic Spots Nearby: Siming Mountain National Park, Dan Shan Chi Shui, World Jade Garden
Qiandao Lake in summer has many to offer and to enjoy the coolness of water in the lake and mountain streams are must-have. We did a thorough research ahead of time and hereby have collected a complete water fun guide of Qiandao Lake for you! Read on to learn more...
In order to improve the high-speed railway connection system and promote the construction of scenic areas in the whole region, Qiandao Lake opened its direct tourist buses to rural scenic areas on July 1. That is to say, people who are at the Qiandao Lake High-Speed Railway Station can take these buses directly to such rural scenic areas as the Xiajiang Village Scenic Area, the Shilin Scenic Area and the Jiangjia Scenic Area. These three routes pass through Fengshuling Town, Lishang Township, Shilin Town, Jieshou Village and Jiangjia Town. It will be more convenient for tourists to reach these scenic areas.