Spread across 2,250 sq km (870 sq mi) in the Yangtse Delta near Wuxi, Taihu Lake is the third largest freshwater lake in China. With its 48 islets, the area provides a perfect outing spot for families. Take a boardwalk across the rippling surface to climb a tall observation wheel, or paddle out onto the water on mouse-shaped boats. Watch boats drift across the lake, which has an average depth of 2 m (6.6 ft), or take a flat-bottom boat tour to reach the best spot to observe the city skyline, Turtle Head Island. Enjoy flowers and trees by the lake shore, or visit the historic Grand Canal of the Sui Dynasty. Plan your Taihu Lake visit and explore what else you can see and do in Wuxi using our Wuxi route planner.
Tours To Taihu Lake
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Taihu Lake Reviews
A local from Wuxi gave the tour, and was very proud of her city and the location. This was considered a small city, 3+ million people, but that is considered small by China city standards. There is a.... more »
We didn't do much on this lake, but we stopped by and took a looksee. We got there at sunset and caught a gorgeous blood-red sunset. A beautiful vista - definitely recommended more »
Beautiful place to visit.
Taihu (太湖) is a pretty famous lake, which was described in many China history stories. There are many beautiful scenic spots around this area. The natural views like beautiful sunset, the infinity lake, the astonish small islands spreading in Taihu and countless green plants waited for discovering. You can enjoy the view by going by the lake or taking the boat on the lake. There are also many historic gardens and architecture worthing to visit. These nice sites might take a lot of time to visit. When I got there, I just spent one day visiting and I felt that it was not really enough. REALLY!!
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