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Stone Elephant Lake

 Chengdu Attractions

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Introduction to Stone Elephant Lake (石象湖)

Stone Elephant Lake is situated in Pujiang County of Chengdu. It is one of the hottest tourist spot in Chengdu because of its beautiful natural scenery and abundant ecological resources. The Stone Elephant Lake became famous because of the ancient Stone Elephant Temple located in it. Legend said that Stone Elephant Lake was where Yan Yan, a famous General of the Three Kingdom Period (220AD – 280AD), rode an elephant to the heaven.

Stone Elephant Lake is especially reputed for its abundant natural resources of green mountains, lush forests, and crystal lakes. With a green coverage rate of above 90%, the Stone Elephant Lake is considered the “oxygen bar” of Chengdu and a jade inlaid down on the Chengdu Plain. There are various kinds of plants and animals living among the forests. Gorgeous flowers are also seen in the Stone Forest Lake, especially the annual Tulip Festival held in Stone Forest Lake attracts numerous tourists to appreciate.

The Stone Forest Lake is not only a great place to relax and get close to the nature, also there are great fun to enjoy from the entertainment activities. There visitors can enjoy a boat trip in the lakes, and other interesting entertainments like hot-air balloons, grassland archery, bungee jumping, bonfire, and folk art performances to enjoy. 

   
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Location

Pujiang County, Sichuan Province

   
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Main Sights

Stone Elephant Temple, Tulips, Red Pine Forest

   
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Travel Information

Admission: 80 Yuan

Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

   
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Transportation 

1. There are buses available at Chengdu Xinnanmen Station to Stone Elephant Lake.

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting Stone Elephant Lake during Golden Week and summer holidays where the crowds and number of visitors will be substantially higher than usual.




 


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