Taihu Lake, located between 30 55'40 ~31 32'58 in the north latitude and 119 52'32 ~120 36'10 in the East longitude, spans Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, borders Wuxi in the north, Huzhou in the south, Yixing in the West and Suzhou in the east. It is one of the five freshwater in China and one of the important lakes in the Yangtze River.
The Taihu Lake
Taihu Lake covers an area of about 2430 square kilometers, and its water area is about 2340 square kilometers. About 50 rivers flow through Taihu Lake. The Taihu Lake system flows from west to East with an average annual runoff of 7.5 billion cubic meters and water storage of 4.4 billion cubic meters. There are more than 50 islands in Taihu Lake, of which 18 are inhabited. The Taihu Lake scenic area is characterized by Taihu Lake, hills along the lake and islands, including Mudu, Shihu, Guangfu, Dongshan, Xishan, Meiliang Lake, Lihu, Xihui, Ma Shan mountain, Taibo Temple and other scenic spots.
Taihu Lake Basin has a mild climate and rich specialties. It has been a famous land of fish and rice since ancient times. Taihu Lake is rich in fish and shrimp. There are 106 species of fish in Taihu Lake, of which Cyprinidae is the dominant species, with 54 species in total. For thousands of years, Taihu Lake has not only nurtured the material civilization of this region, but also nourished the mountains and rivers of this region, and created the "outstanding human environment".