Covering an area of over 2,250 meters, Taihu Lake is one of the largest
freshwater lakes in China. The lake connects Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces
but it is said that the northern shore in Wuxi is the most splendid. More
than 40 islets dot the lake and hosue geese and duck farms, fish ponds and
fruit orchards. Taihu is a popular excape for those battling the summer heat
and there are boats or barges for a relaxing ride around the lake.