Tianmu Lake

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Coordinates: 31°17′22.6″N 119°25′11.9″E / 31.289611°N 119.419972°E / 31.289611; 119.419972

Tianmu Lake gate

Tianmu Lake (Chinese: 天目湖) 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[edit]

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[edit]

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.


  1. ^ a b c d "Tianmu Lake". Chinaculture.org. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Tianmu Lake". culturalchina.org. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  3. ^ a b "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.