Also know as the One Thousand Island Lake, otherwise known as Qingxi Lake, was created after the construction of Xinanjing Reservoir in 1959, which is located between Chunan and Jiande counties of Zejing Province on the upper reach of Xinanjing. The high points of this lush area became the numerous isles on the lake. The surface area of the lake covers 570 square kilometers, which holds 17820 cubic meters of water. Longshan, Mishan, Jieshou and Longchuan are the famous scenic spots in the lake area.
We boarded a boat and traveled to a few of the islands. One of which had a small mountain and after scaling Mount Yellow I decided I had enough of climbing mountains and decided to take a sedan chair up this time. A sedan chair is carried similar to a stretcher but instead of laying down I had a chair to sit in. Feeling rather princely the cost was only 50 Yuan or a little over $8 and trust me the bearers earned their salary carrying me and my heavy backpack that day. Besides visiting the islands we had a wonderful time on the boat when our tour companions broke into song which may seem strange if you didn't know I was traveling with a group of singers!