On our first day, we toured around the islands on the lake.
Gazebo on top of a tiny island.
What happened to that tree?
Arriving at our first island.
Welcome to Peak Mei, the highest peak on the east side.
A tea house on top of the mountain.
Calligraphy shop next to the tea shop.
Leaving the first island.
Second island, Happy Fish Island.
Island had a buffet cafe.
Thousand Island beer, a locally brewed beer, in a tank.
Other tour options on the lake.
A restaurant on the third island boasted the #1 wok in the world.
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.
Fish key sculpture.
Plaza of the 12 Chinese zodiacs.
Put a lock under your zodiac.
China Lock Museum
Some really old large locks.
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.
Some of the old locks salvaged from the ancient towns under the lake.
Lock that looked like handcutffs.
Pipa (traditional Chinese instrument)-shaped.
Locks with Jade decors
Locks for baby necklaces.
You can also put your own blessing locks here.
Walking over floating decks to the nearby islands.
Overcrowded coy pond.
Looking back at the lock island.
Bridal photography base.
Rastaurant up there.
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.
Not sure if the cucumber is here on purpose.
Villas on top of the mountains overlooking the lake.
Arriving at our port.
More villas around the port.