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Taiping Lake

The Taiping (Peace) Lake is located at the southern foot of Mt. Huangshan and to the southeast of Mt. Jiuhua, with an area of some 88 square kilometers, and the water of 40 meters deep. It is the largest man-made lake in Anhui Province. There are more than 10 islets of various shapes in the lake. Tea trees and simple-styled residences laid with bricks and with painted walls are reflected in the mirror-like lake, which is dotted by sails of fishing boats and bamboo rafts.
The lake is home to many wild animals, such as river deer, deer, and rabbits. Recently, tourist attractions including a Deer Island, a Monkey Island, an Egret Oasis, and ponds for snakes and crocodiles have been established in the lake. The lake is 40 kilometers from the cable way at the northern entrance to Mt. Huangshan and 90 kilometers from Mt. Jiuhua. In December 1996, the Taiping Lake Bridge opened to traffic. thus offering more convenience for traveling.

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