12 Stunning Photos of Tianquan Lake, Jiangsu

Adjacent to the Tieshan Temple National Forest Park, Tianquan Lake is located in Xu Yi County, Huai’an City, eastern-central China’s Jiangsu Province.

It is the largest mountain lake in the northern part of Jiangsu Province. The total area of the lake is 9 square kilometers.

It is built near the Huanong Reservoir and famous for tranquility, untouched nature and beautiful scenery. It is renowned as the “Jiangsu’s Jiuzhaigou”.

Huanong Reservoir is a medium-sized multifunctional reservoir that can be used for irrigation, flood control, water supply and aquaculture activities.

“Forest in the water” is Tianquan Lake’s unique feature. In late Autumn, colorful redwoods rise upright in the lake, forming a unique landscape.

Since the 1990s, cultivation of redwoods in the region was widely promoted. The local redwood forests are crucial in providing a healthy, stable climate.

Studies show that coast redwoods capture more carbon dioxide (CO2) from our cars, trucks and power plants than any other tree on Earth.

While the redwood forests’ natural ability to capture carbon helps fight climate change, aquaculture provides an important food source.

Boating in Tianquan Lake and seeing the sun set is an amazing experience.

We know that fog occurs when cool air passes over the warm water body, but it is still splendid and magical.

The 38 square kilometers of forest nurtures 258 kinds of rare plants such as dragonfly, green sandalwood, Dalbergia, Magnolia liliiflora, etc.

Residents and tourists are drawn to the region because of its variety of natural wonders visible during the day — and night.

Photos from photo.cctv.com

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