Located between Shanghai and Kunshan of Jiangsu Province, Dianshan Lake is in Qingpu District, 60 kilometers (37 miles) west from the center of Shanghai. Just 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) to the east is the famous water town Zhujiajiao.
Dianshan Lake is the source of Huangpu River, the mother river of Shanghai, and the largest natural fresh water lake in the city. It covers an area of 62 square kilometers (24 square miles), as nearly 12 times large as the West Lake of Hangzhou. It used to be land in ancient times, but later it turned into a lake. It takes its name, Dianshan Lake, due to its proximity to Mt. Dianshan.
With beautiful hills and broad meadows, three golf courses with international levels, several wetland parks and holiday villages equipped with sightseeing and leisure facilities are built on the lakeside. Since the lake is big and the water is clear, it is a place suitable for all kinds of aquatic sports including rowing, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, and Chinese dragon boat racing.
In the east of the lake lie an aquatic sport waters, yacht clubs, golf courses, fishing clubs, swimming pools, bowling alleys, and shooting galleries; while in the west, a youth camping base. In the south is the Rainbow Island which is a fancy aquatic leisure resort.
Sun and Moon Island
Sun Island Resort
Aquatic Sport Waters
Youth Camping Base
How to get to Dianshan Lake Scenic Area
1. Take Line 17 and get off at Oriental Land Station. Then transfer to take bus Qingjin Line to Huqingping Road Tangbei Station. Walk to the lake scenic area directly.
2. Take Line 1 and get off at Huangpi Nanlu Station. Leave from exit 1, take Hushang Express Bus, and get off at Jinshanggonglu Daguanyuan Station. Then walk to the west for about 5 minutes to Dianshan Lake Scenic Area.
Take Huqing Express Bus to Yinggang Bus Station (East). Then transfer to Qingshang Special Bus Line to Jinshanglu Daguanyuan Station.
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Recommended Nearby Attractions:
Zhujiajiao Water Town: the most famous water town in Shanghai.
Grand View Garden Shanghai: Located to the west of Dianshan Lake, it is a classical garden built according to a famous novel 'A Dream of Red Mansions'
Oriental Land: a large leisure park integrating outdoor training and youth activities.
Chen Yun Memorial Hall: It includes the Former Residence of Chen Yun and Qingpu Revolutionary History Exhibition Hall.
Shanghai Legoland Theme Park: As the tenth legoland theme park all over the world, it will be constructed in 2020 and completed in 2022.
If you want to take a taxi, you can give the address directly: 淀山湖彩虹桥.It takes about CNY20 and 15 minutes can get there.
But the lake is further than Zhujiajiao Scenic Area.
So you can go to the lake first and visit Zhujiajiao second when coming back.
2. About the transportation, you can take bus Hu Shang Special Line to get to Shangta Town Bus Station. Then transfer to bus Qing Shang Line to get to Jinshang Road Xuemi Road Station. After arriving, walk the lake area directly.