Xiandao Lake, located in Wangying Town of Yangxin County, Huangshi city, is praised as the “No.1 wonderful lake” in Hubei.
The lake gets its name from an ancient inscribed board, which reads “Tongling Xiandao”. Covering an area of 276 square kilometers, the Xiandao Lake is 140 km from Wuhan with 1002 emerald islands in the lake.
Beautiful mountains and clear water are in the scenic spot, as well as many famous historic and cultural sites among them. These islands are not large, but all with exquisite sceneries.
A wild profusion of vegetation is all over the islands with the aero-anion density reaching 1010 per cubic centimeter. The average temperature here is about 25 degrees in summer and around 8 degrees in winter.
The lake is updated as National 4A tourism attraction in 2013, and forms the “World Top Three Thousand-islet Lakes” together with the thousand-islet lakes in Hangzhou and Canada.(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)