JIN NIU HU LAKE
The core scenic area of the National Geological Park, the National Water Conservancy Scenic Area, the provincial tourism resort, the provincial Forest Park, and one of the ten scenic spots in Nanjing and one of the new fifty-five scenes
National AAAA Tourist Scenic Spot
Jin Niu Lake is seated in the north east of Luhe District which is 50 kilometers away from Nan Jing city. It is the boundary lake of three cities between Jiangsu province and Anhui province. The famous historic Yangzhou city is on its east side and the city of Anhui is on its north side. It is convenient to go have a visit thanks to metro line S8.
Jin Niu Lake which was constructed in 1958 and covers an area of 25000 mu (≈16km²) is the biggest man-made lake in Nanjing. It is fed mainly from surface water and rainfall through the catchment area of 124.14 km², and it has a volume of nearly 100 million m³s. The good ecological quality of water resources has kept Jin Niu Lake up to the standard of Class II Surface Water. Moreover, multiple types of aquatic products raised in the lake are entirely natural and the lake is recognized as an organic aquaculture base by the government.
Yeshan is located in the north of the upper reaches of Jinniu Lake. It was named Yeshan because Liu Meng, king of Wu in the Han Dynasty, mined copper and iron here for casting money.
Jinniu Lake is the largest artificial lake in Nanjing. Its surface area is 25,000 mu, which is equivalent to three West Lake and five Xuanwu Lake. Its capacity is nearly 100 million cubic meters. Its water source is mainly...
Jinniu Lake also has a profound cultural heritage. The classic folk song "Jasmine Flower" of Jiangsu Province originated at the foot of Jinniu Mountain.
Zhu Yuanzhang's Story-Jinguang Temple-Guanyin Temple
The base has held various international and domestic water competitions for many times, and was listed as a training base by the National Sailing and Sailing Association in September 2019.
The Monument to the Martyrs of Mount Taurus is located in the back hill. On April 17, 1941, with the wisdom of General Luo Binghui, the 12th Regiment of the Fourth...