ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Thousand Island Lake

Updated on June 11, 2010

Glorious mysterious mountain range

Another Journey

It was a planned university excursion for the foreign teachers and students to Qindao Lake and other parts of the province. We were to meet the bus in the school gournds at 8 am - an early start for some!!!

There were senior members of staff, foreign teachers, and students and we set off for our first stop at Tonglu. I had been to Tonglu some 2 years ago - but it seemed such a changed place. So many new buildings, and wonderful landscape. But we left the main highway and set off for the first of our activities.

It was listed as "drifting" - on Bamboo Boats along the "stream". You can read about that here.

After safely making it down the stream, out bus took us to a restaurant for lunch, and we were soon back on board the bus to go to Quindao Hu (Thousand Island Lake).

It was one of the many times that I was frustrated at not being able to take photos easily. From a moving bus is not ideal, so I watched as we whizzed by amazing scenery that would look great in my collection of photos of China.

We eventually arrived at the township of Quindao, which now has a population of some 45,000 people, so small by Chinese standards, but the amount of development - residential and tourist resorts was such that it will no doubt soon be very busy. Tourist buses were everywhere. There's no doubt the tourists have found this place as we were to learn the following day.

There was a mountain peak to scale to get a view of the lake, but I declined. (Remember I've retired from mountain climbing!!!!) and with a planned Expo visit in a few days I was taking care of my legs and feet! However, there was no where to rest and I slowly wandered along the roadway.

The lake is enormous and is man-made. You can read all about it at Wikipedia, but it was a major project after the cultural revolution in China.

Sadly we were not given any information about it. The tour guide did not speak English and those staff on board did little to inform us. In fact the important information about times, when/where to meet the bus/boat were not given to us and there resulted some confusion and anger. One of the challenges sometimes when travelling in China.

see other photos




Around the lake

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • vaguesan profile image

      vaguesan 

      8 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      Thanks for the photos,

      Really enjoyed them.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)