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Explore charms of Taizhou city's rivers, lakes

etaizhou.gov.cn| Updated: April 18, 2024

Taizhou, a city aptly named the "Water City" – which is located in East China's Jiangsu province – boasts an intricate network of rivers and lakes covering a significant 22.15 percent of its total area, with over 24,000 waterways.

In this city, water takes on many wonderful forms and properties, offering a diverse range of experiences for residents and visitors alike. Together, let's take a journey through the rivers and lakes that contribute to the infinite charm of the place.

Fengcheng River:


Meandering through the heart of Taizhou's urban center, the Fengcheng River is one of the country's best-preserved ancient moats. It gracefully intertwines with numerous natural and man-made watercourses, forming a vital lifeline for the city. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]

Lined with verdant trees and lush greenery, the riverbanks invite leisurely strolls or serene boat rides, accompanied by the seductive melodies of traditional opera. These experiences provide a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the ancient city. Whether jogging along the pathways or simply basking in the warmth of the sun, the residents of Taizhou find their happiness extending with each passing season. As dusk descends, the river transforms into a myriad of shimmering lights, offering enchanting boat rides amid the city's dazzling nightscapes.

Qinhu Lake:

The Qinhu Lake, often called the "Pearl of Water Towns", boasts wide and clear waters. It's where the ancient Yangtze River and Huaihe River once comingled, creating a special wetland environment.

The Qinhu Lake National Wetland Park, rated a 5A scenic spot, features a maze of rivers and lush reeds, making it a haven for plants and animals. National treasures like elks, red-crowned cranes and Yangtze alligators find sanctuary here, while waterfowl sing happily amid the reeds or gracefully glide across the lake's surface.


Each April, the exciting Qintong Boat Festival takes place, when thousands of boats from nearby towns and villages gathering on the river for a grand celebration. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]

Xumahuang Wetland scenic spot:


The Xumahuang Wetland scenic spot is in the Lixiahe region of Jiangsu province. It includes major cities like Yangzhou, Taizhou, Nantong, Huai'an and Yancheng and stands out as a rare haven of natural beauty and ecological preservation. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]

Its expansive waterways and untouched wilderness offer a perfect escape from urban life, especially in winter when the reed beds create a stunning landscape festooned with white frost.

Not only is Xumahuang an enthralling scenic spot, it also serves as a winter refuge for migratory birds. Here, you can witness great flocks of birds taking flight to search for food or simply gliding gracefully over the wetlands – their movements seamlessly melding with the serene surroundings.

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