Poyang Lake, lies in the north of Jiangxi Province, is known as the largest fresh water lake in China. The whole Poyang Lake system covers a basin area of 0.16 million km2, occupying 9% of Yangtze River basin area. Due to its seasonal characteristic, it shows a distinct picture that it is a lake while inflowing water is adequate; but a stream while inflowing water scarce.
Poyang Lake is the mother lake of Jiangxi Province. It features not only a large amount of biological resources as well as fresh water, but also fosters about 10 million population nearby around the Lake. It acts a significant role in the overall development strategy.
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Poyang Lake is rich in biological resources. It has over 90 kinds of fishes, like white fish, carp, Elopichthys bambusa, grass carp, bighead carp, etc...; all these are valuable. 102 types of aquatic plant, affiliating with 38 families; over 280 types of bird, split up into 12 genera of 51 families, among which water bird offers 115 species, accounting for approximately 51% of 225 species of water bird of the Nation as a whole.
Marvelous mountains as well as fantastic islands are available almost everywhere all-around Poyang Lake. Mt. Shizhongshan as well as Mt. Dagushan in Hukou County, Mt. Nanshan as well as Laoyemiao Shrine in Douchang County and Mt. Luoxingdun in Xingzi County tend to be interesting places of interest. All of these scenic areas are usually linked to form a tourist route through cruisers, within the efforts of Jiujiang Tourism all-sidedly, struggle hard in order to turn Jingdezhen into a wealthy, civilized modernized mountains as well as rivers ecological garden city.
Poyang Lake Bird Protection Area
This area is really a sanctuary for several uncommon species of birds. Every November, a large number of birds fly in from Siberia, Mongolia, Japan, the northeastern as well as northwestern regions of China, etc...These migratory birds spend the very long winter here along with the native widgeons, egrets, as well as mandarin ducks, leaving slowly since the climate begins to warm in March. This area is regarded to be the largest bird sanctuary in the world.
It is found on the bank of Poyang Lake. Actually, this is a little rock island which appears like a star floating on the surface of the water, as it rises and falls along with the water level in the lake. Even though Fallen-Star Rock is actually a tiny place, it is popular as a meeting place for scholars, men of letters who met here during several dynasties, giving Fallen-Star Rock a strong cultural heritage.