Xishan Island (Chinese: 西山岛) is a part of Suzhou (苏州) It's the largest island in Lake Tai covering an area of 79.8 square kilometers. There are 72 mountains in Taihu, with 41 of them located in Xishan Island. The highest mountain, Piaomiao Mountain (缥缈峰), is 336.6 meters high and also belongs to Xishan Island.
The official name of Xishan Island derived from Xishan Town (西山镇) but on June 28, 2007, it was changed to Jinting Town (金庭镇).
To develop a local tourism industry, Xishan Scenic Zone (西山风景区) was founded. There are lots of natural landscapes in Xishan Island, including Shigongshan (石公山), Linwudong (林屋洞), Mingyuewan (明月湾), Baoshansi (包山寺), Xiangxuehai (香雪海), and so on.
Apart from these tourist attractions, Xishan Island is also well known for producing a variety of fruits. Visitors to Xishan Island can enjoy seasonal fruits such as plums, waxberries oranges, loquats, peaches and so on.
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