15,000 hikers descend on Taihu Lake
2018-05-16 11:15:00

Thousands of Wuxi citizens take part in the 2018 Wuxi Taihu Lake Hike on May 12. [Photo by Xiao Da/chinadaily.com.cn]

As one of the hottest fixtures in Wuxi's annual sports festival, this year's Wuxi Taihu Lake Hike kicked off on May 12 against the rain, attracting over 15,000 participants to take part in the fitness event.

Gathering at the Wuxi Taihu International Expo Center, thousands of citizens set off on hikes ranging from 10 to 30 kilometers, passing through picturesque scenic areas around Taihu Lake.

Being held for the seventh year, the hiking route has received praise from participants as being the "most beautiful hiking route in Wuxi".

Enthusiastic hikers travelled through two local wetland parks, the Shangxian River and Gonghuwan wetland parks, and passed by some stunning local scenery.

The Wuxi Taihu Lake Hike is part of the Wuxi's Netizens Public Sports Conference, which is running from April to November and consists of 10 sports competitions this year, including table tennis, football, swimming and canoeing.

Source: chinadaily.com.cn Editor: Hiram