Tai Lake is located in the south of the Yangtze Delta. It is one of the five biggest fresh water lakes in China and forms the border between Zhejiang and Jiangsu province. The city of Wuxi is on its north bank, the south bank is the city of Huzhou, the west bank is Yixing and Suzhou is on the east bank. The area of the lake is 2427.8 square kilometers and the water area is 2338.1 square kilometers. It is about 2 meters deep on average. Taihu is located in a subtropical region with a humid monsoon climate. There are over 90 islands in the lake with sizes ranging from just a few square meters to several square kilometers. Tai Lake is linked to the renowned Grand Canal and is the origin of a number of rivers, including Suzhou River. In recent years, with the development of surrounding regions, Tai Lake has been suffering from various kinds of pollution.
There are many nature reserves around Tai Lake. Some of the more famous ones in the Suzhou region are Yuantouzhu Park, Mudu Scenic Area, Guangfu Scenic Area, Dongshan Scenic Area, Luzhi Scenic Area, Tongli Scenic Area and many more.
Admission fees and opening hours
Opening hours: all day
Admission: free, though the famous nature reserves around Tai Lake such as Tongli Scenic Area do charge a fee
Special points of interest
Taihu Three white, Taihu pearl, Taihu crab