Tianmu Lake

Last updated
Tianmu Lake
Location map China Hunan EN.svg
Red pog.svg
Tianmu Lake
Location Liyang, Jiangsu
Coordinates 31°17′22.6″N119°25′11.9″E / 31.289611°N 119.419972°E / 31.289611; 119.419972 Coordinates: 31°17′22.6″N119°25′11.9″E / 31.289611°N 119.419972°E / 31.289611; 119.419972
Type lake
Native name天目湖  (Chinese)
Tianmu Lake gate Tian Mu Hu Da Men .JPG
Tianmu Lake gate

Tianmu Lake (Chinese :天目湖; pinyin :Tiānmù Hú) is a lake which is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Liyang City in Jiangsu Province, [1] [2] China. It was listed as a provincial tourist resort in 1993 [1] [2] and is currently graded an AAAA nature reserve after being graded as such in 2001. [3] The lake covers an area of 300 square kilometres (120 sq mi), and its depth ranges from an average of 10 feet (3.0 m) to a maximum of 28 feet (8.5 m). [3] The lake enjoys a legal conservation status, and since the municipal government took action in 1995 to overhaul the sewage disposal systems around the lake, [4] the water quality has been in a good condition, achieving the second highest rating for water quality. [2] As such, the lake is home to many freshwater fish such as cod. [1]


Surrounding area

In the surrounding area of the lake (known as the Tianmu Lake Scenic Area), wild animals such as mallard, pheasant and wild boar live. [1] Some animals are also kept in captivity and fed by humans, such as a camel. [2] The largest production of this area is tea. The production of tea each year here reaches 1000 tons. [2] [ clarification needed ] Around the lake, there are also two other China AAAA-level tourist resort called "South Hill Bamboo Sea" (also called NanShan Zhu Hai) and "Yushui Hot Spring". [5]

South Hill Bamboo Sea

South Hill Bamboo Sea (Chinese :南山竹海) or in pinyin Nanshan Zhuhai), [6] south of Tianmu Lake, is an area of 35 thousand acres of millions of bamboo plants, flowing streams and a sculpture. The Bamboo Culture Park provides information about the cultural meaning of bamboo. It also offers mountain climbing.

Related Research Articles

Ooty Hill station in Tamil Nadu, India

Ooty, officially known as Udagamandalam, is a town and a municipality in the Nilgiris district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 86 km north of Coimbatore and 128 km south of Mysore and is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Local residents call it Queen of Hills.

West Lake lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

West Lake is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, China. It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and natural/artificial islands within the lake. Gushan (孤山) is the largest natural island and three artificial islands: Xiaoyingzhou (小瀛洲), Huixin Pavilion (湖心亭), and Ruan Gongdun (阮公墩) stand at the middle of the lake. Leifeng Pagoda (雷峰塔) and Baochu Pagoda (保俶塔) are separated by the lake. Mirroring each other, the basic pattern of "one mountain, two towers, three islands, three banks, and five lakes" is formed.

Yangshuo County County in Guangxi, Peoples Republic of China

Yangshuo County is a county under the jurisdiction of Guilin City, in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Its seat is located in Yangshuo Town. Surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River it is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin.

Liyang County-level city in Jiangsu, Peoples Republic of China

Liyang is a county-level city under the administration of Changzhou in the Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. In 2011, it had a population of about 781,500. It borders the prefecture-level divisions of Wuxi to the east, Xuancheng (Anhui) to the south, and Nanjing to the west.

Tourism in Sri Lanka The best place for hiking in Sri Lanka is Knuckles Range.

Tourism in Sri Lanka is growing rapidly. For centuries, Sri Lanka has been a popular place of attraction for foreign travelers. The Chinese traveler Fa-Hien visited Sri Lanka as early as the 410's AD/CE, and in the twelfth century, Italian explorer Marco Polo claimed Sri Lanka to be the "best island of its size in the world".

Idukki district District in Kerala, India

Idukki is a district in the Indian state of Kerala. It was constituted on 26 January 1972, by splitting the district of Kottayam into two parts. Its division was earlier headquartered at Kottayam city, but moved to Painavu in June 1976. Idukki district lies amid the Western Ghats of Kerala. Though it is regarded as the second-largest district in the region, it has the lowest population density among the districts of Kerala, the urban population being higher than the rural. Idukki is rich in forests and also known as the "Spice Garden of Kerala".

Rangamati Hill District Place in Chittagong Division, Bangladesh

Rangamati (Bengali: রাঙামাটি, is a district in south-eastern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Division and the town of Rangamati serves as the headquarters of the district. By area, Rangamati is the largest district of the country.

Tourism in Israel

Tourism in Israel is one of Israel's major sources of income, with a record 3.6 million tourist arrivals in 2017, and 25 percent growth since 2016 and contributed NIS 20 billion to the Israeli economy making it an all-time record. Israel offers a plethora of historical and religious sites, beach resorts, natural sites, archaeological tourism, heritage tourism, adventure tourism, and ecotourism. Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world. As of 2007, the two most visited Jewish religious sites were the Western Wall and the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai; The most visited Christian holy site is the Church of the Nativity, the Church of the Resurrection, and the Basilica of the Annunciation، The most visited Islamic religious place is the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Ibrahimi Mosque, and the Temple Mount.

Morni Village in India

Morni is a village and tourist attraction in the Morni Hills at the height of 1,267 metres (4,157 ft) in the Panchkula district of the Indian state of Haryana. It is located around 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Chandigarh, 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Panchkula city and is known for its Himalayan views, flora, and lakes. The name of Morni is believed to derive from a queen who once ruled the area two thousand years back. She was a just and noble ruler of her Queendom and after her the Morni was occupied by the Raja of Morni,kotaha and Pindrawal Raja Mir Syed Muhammad Baquar Ali Khan C.I.E. and he was succeeded by his son Raja Mir Syed Muhammad jafar ali khan II and then he was succeeded by his son Raja Mir Syed Muhammad akbar ali khan II O.B.E and he was succeeded by his three sons Raja Mir Syed Muhammad kasim ali khan III, Raja Mir Syed Muhammad kazim ali khan and Raja Mir Syed Muhammad raza ali khan

Songzi County-level city in Hubei, Peoples Republic of China

Songzi is a city in the southwest of Hubei province, People's Republic of China, located in the middle reach and southern bank of the Yangtze River. It is a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Jingzhou, and controls 16 townships and 2 development zones, 235,000 households and a population of 765,911. It is a long-historied but young and robust city.

Tourism in Bangladesh

Bangladesh's tourist attractions include historical monuments, resorts, beaches, picnic spots, forests and tribal people, wildlife of various species. Activities for tourists include angling, water skiing, river cruising, hiking, rowing, yachting, and sea bathing.

Tourism in Kenya

Tourism in Kenya is the second-largest source of foreign exchange revenue following agriculture. The Kenya Tourism Board is responsible for maintaining information pertaining to tourism in Kenya.

Mount Mogan mountain in Peoples Republic of China

Mount Mogan is a mountain located in Deqing County, Zhejiang, China, 60 kilometers from the provincial capital Hangzhou and 200 km from Shanghai. It is part of the Moganshan National Park and at its base is the small town of Moganshan.

Laoshan District District in Shandong, Peoples Republic of China

Laoshan District is an urban district (区) of Qingdao, Shandong. It has an area of 858 square kilometres and had approximately 379,500 inhabitants as of 2010. It is home to Mount Lao, which gave the district its name.

Tianmu Mountain mountain in Zhejiang, China

Tianmu Mountain, Mount Tianmu, or Tianmushan is a mountain in Lin'an County 83.2 kilometers (51.7 mi) west of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, in eastern China. It is made up of two peaks: West Tianmu and East Tianmu. Twin ponds near the top of the peaks led to the name of the mountain. China's Tianmu Mountain National Nature Reserve lies on the northwest portion of the mountain. It is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve as part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program.

Nanshan Zhuhai is an ecological tourist area in the southern mountains of the county level city of Liyang, Jiangsu province, China. This tourist area has been open to the public since 2000 and is in close proximity to Tianmu Lake (天目湖), another ecological tourist area. Aside from tourism, Nanshan Zhuhai is also known for its ecological sound use of resources, protection of local habitats and ecology, and its picturesque landscape. With about 2300 hectares of bamboo, this "bamboo sea" serves as its most important feature and attracts a stream of tourists every year. Tickets cost 90 RMB and admission is free for children who are shorter than 1.2 m and the elderly who are more than 70 years old. The scenic spot opens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The area includes Seazan head, JinNiuLing, the ancient GuanDao, and ancient military sites. The site's five functional zones include a lake entertainment district, a recreational area, a historic area, and a longevity culture area and mountaineering recreational area.

Hongmei Park also called Red Plum Park, is a park located in the northeast of Changzhou City, in southern Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China. It is one of the largest comprehensive parks in Changzhou, covering an area of 37 hectares and includes gardens and a lake. There is a famous ancient architecture called Hongmei Pavilion and that is why it is named Hongmei.

Yandang Mountains

Yandang Mountains or Yandangshan refers, in the broad sense, to a coastal mountain range in southeastern Zhejiang province in eastern China, covering much of the prefecture-level city of Wenzhou and extending to the county-level city of Wenling in Taizhou prefecture. The mountain range is divided in two by the Oujiang River, the two parts being the North Yandang and South Yandang. More narrowly, Yandangshan is also used to refer to Mount Yandang, a specific part of the North Yandang around an ancient caldera near a small town of the same name. The highest peaks of North Yandang are located here, and this is also the main tourist spot. In this article, name "Yandang Mountains" is used to refer the mountain range and "Mt. Yandang" to refer to the caldera.

Dongjiang Lake

Dongjiang Lake is a reservoir located in Chenzhou city, southeast Hunan province, China. It is close to the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway and China National Highway 107. Situated 38 km away from the downtown area, it covers an area of 200 square kilometers. The Dongjiang scenic area includes the following: the Dongjiang Lake landscape, Dongjiang Reservoir Dam, Hougu Mountain Rainfall, Yongcui Gorge, and Swan Mountain National Forest Park. It is well known in China as a place for tourism, vacation, and rehabilitation.

Tourism in Mizoram State in Northeast India, India

Mizoram is a state in the northeast of India. Mizoram is considered by many as a beautiful place due to its dramatic landscape and pleasant climate. There have been many attempts to increase revenue through tourism but many potential tourists find the lack of amenities to be a hurdle. However, the State continues to promote itself and many projects have been initiated. The tourism ministry continues to maintain or upgrade its tourist lodges throughout the state. Foreign tourists are required to obtain an 'inner line permit' under the special permit before visiting. The permit can be obtained from Indian missions abroad for a limited number of days or direct from Mizoram Government authorities within India. The state is rich in bird diversity, which has the potentiality to make it a major birding destination. For Mrs Hume's pheasant, Mizoram is a stronghold. There is also a rare record of the wild water buffalo from the state. There are several past records of the Sumatran rhinoceros from Mizoram, then Lushai Hills. The small population of wild elephants can be seen in Ngengpui and Dampa Sanctuaries. Some of the interesting sites are Mizo Poets' Square also known as Mizo Hlakungpui Mual in Mizo, the Great Megaliths locally known as 'Kawtchhuah Ropui'.


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Tianmu Lake". Chinaculture.org. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Tianmu Lake". culturalchina.org. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  3. 1 2 "Tianmu Lake Tourist Region". Jiansu.net. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  4. "Soothing vistas of Tianmu Lake". Shanghai Star . 15 July 2004. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  5. Tianmu Lake Yushui Hot Spring Tianmu Lake Tourism Company. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  6. Tianmu Lake South Hill Bamboo Sea Tianmu Lake Tourism Company. Retrieved August 13, 2012.