Dictionary of Geotourism

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Chaohu Lake Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_284
Chaohu Lake is the fifth largest freshwater lake in China. It is located in central Anhui Province and has an area of 769.5 km 2. The Hangbu River, Fengle River, Shangpai River, Nanfei River and Zhegao River flow into the lake, and the lake pours into the Changjiang (Yangtze River) via the Yuxi River. Chaohu Lake is used for water storage and irrigation supply. It is also famous for producing the Silver Fish. It is vast and wavy and looks like a mirror. Laoshan Island and Tianmen Mountain are inside the lake, and the lake is surrounded by several hot springs and four national forest parks, such as the Taihu Hill, Jilong Hill, Yefu Hill and Tianjing Hill National Forest Parks. These parks are known as the ‘Four Jades’ in the northern Changjiang (Yangtze River). There are also scenic locations, such as the ‘underground long river’ Shuangjing (Double Wells) Hole, the ‘cliff grotto’ Wangqiao Cave, ‘dragon-like strange rock’ Xianren (Fairy) Cave, the world-famous Huayang Cave and the...
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