Lake Tai is a large lake in the Yangtze Delta plain, on the border of the Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. The waters of the lake belong to the former in its entirety with part of its southern shore forming the boundary between the two provinces. With an area of 2, 250 km2 and an average depth of 2 metres, it is the third largest freshwater lake in China, after the Poyang and Dongting Lakes. The lake houses about 90 islands, ranging in size from a few square meters to several square miles. Lake Tai is linked to the renowned Grand Canal. The lake is also the origin for a number of rivers, including Suzhou Creek.
Taihu Lake Scenery Zone consists of Meiliang Lake scenery zone and Lihu scenery zone. The best spot of Taihu Lake scenery zone is the Turtle Head Islet.