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Diexi Lake

 Aba Prefecture Attractions

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Introduction to Diexi Lake (叠溪海子)

Diexi Lake is situated in Maoxian County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. It lies at the foot of Minshan Mountain and upper reaches of Minjiang River. Diexi Lake is attractive and famous for its beautiful lake surrounded by green forests, hills and grass, the unique local folk customs of Qiang people and the tragic story behind this beautiful lake.

When travel to Diexi Lake, people usually holds a complicated feeling. On one hand, the beauty of Diezi Lake is really impressive and pleasant. On the other hand, the beauty of Diexi Lake came onto being in the sake of the disappearance of an ancient city. In 1933, an earthquake happened there and had destroyed the whole city. Where the city disappeared had formed 11 landslide dam lakes and Diexi Lake is one among them. With a vast area of 350 million square meters, Diexi Lake has considered as a beautiful pearl of Sichuan-Tibet Plateau.

Diexi Lake is so pure and beautiful just like a jade left in the plateau, keeping its original and natural beauty by staying far away from the hustles of the outside world. When you mount the stone floor alongside the lake in the morning, overlooking the whole lake when golden sunlight shaded on the surface and if a wind comes across, you will be enchanted by the peace and serenity of Diexi Lake. Diexi Lake is actually jointed by a rush rapids between the upper and down lakes, which makes Diexi Lake a perfect combination of motion and stillness.

In the Diexi Lake, you can enjoy a casual and easy boat trip or a exciting rafting, or riding a horse in the green grass along Diexi Lake, or experience the strong local folk customs of Qiang people. Whatever happens in the past, it is a story to remember, we cherish the current beauty and charm of Diexi Lake much more. 

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Mao County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

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Main Sights

Diexi  Lake (upper and lower), Mount Fugui, Yulei Cave, 

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Travel Information

Admission: 30 Yuan

Opening Hours: all day

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There are frequent direct buses shuttling between Maoxian County and Diexi Lake.

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Travel Tips 

1. Recommeded length of visit: 1 hour

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