Thousand Island Lake Tour, Day 1

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On our first day, we toured around the islands on the lake.

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Gazebo on top of a tiny island.

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What happened to that tree?

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Arriving at our first island.

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Welcome to Peak Mei, the highest peak on the east side.

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Endless climbing

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A tea house on top of the mountain.

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Calligraphy shop next to the tea shop.

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Grass ski.

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Hammering cookies.

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Leaving the first island.

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Second island, Happy Fish Island.

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Island had a buffet cafe.

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Thousand Island beer, a locally brewed beer, in a tank.

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Other tour options on the lake.

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Lighthouse.

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A restaurant on the third island boasted the #1 wok in the world.

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Mural

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The island was also named Lock Island because of a little museum of locks.

This key-shaped monument commenmorating the return of Macau to China.

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Fish key sculpture.

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Plaza of the 12 Chinese zodiacs.

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Put a lock under your zodiac.

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China Lock Museum

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Some really old large locks.

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Guinness record’s world smallest lock. You need a magnifier to see it. Its key is made of a horse hair, still in working condition.

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Some of the old locks salvaged from the ancient towns under the lake.

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Butterfly locks.

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Dog-shaped.

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Lock that looked like handcutffs.

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Fish-shaped.

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Pipa (traditional Chinese instrument)-shaped.

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Locks with Jade decors

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Locks for baby necklaces.

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You can also put your own blessing locks here.

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Walking over floating decks to the nearby islands.

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Overcrowded coy pond.

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Looking back at the lock island.

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Lovebirds.

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Bridal photography base.

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Rastaurant up there.

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On of the bridges salvaged from the ancient town buried under the water is the Number One Scholar bridge. Legend has it that the bridge was commissioned by the mother of a 1st place scholar in the imperial scholar exam hundreds of years ago. You can still walk on it now, for a small fee.

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Not sure if the cucumber is here on purpose.

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Villas on top of the mountains overlooking the lake.

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Arriving at our port.

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More villas around the port.

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Kitchen onboard

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