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Gongshan islands a paradise on earth

(english.snd.gov.cn) | Updated : 2021-08-03


A bridge crosses Taihu Lake to connect the mid-lake islands of Gongshan. [Photo/ jschina.com.cn]

The mid-lake islands of Gongshan are located in a corner of Taihu Lake in Zhenhu sub-district, Suzhou New District. 

The two islands, one big and one small, are believed to be the embodiments of a turtle and a dragon. A bridge has been built to connect the two islands, which have barely been developed. 

On the islands, there are only a few buildings hiding in the greenery that welcome visiting travelers who have come here to have a good time in a place that has been described as paradise on earth.

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