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Flower Lake Scenic Area

 Aba Prefecture Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Flower Lake Scenic Area (花湖风景区)

The flower lake scenic area is located at the 213 national highway between Ruoregai and Mulang Temple. The lake sits on an altitude of 3468 meters. The road to flower lake from Chengdu is rough. People see it as the trouble you have to suffer before you can get to heaven. The best timing for visiting flower lake is July and August, especially in the middle of July, when the rainfall is the most abundant. The lake will look sapphire blue.

The lake is inhabited by a great variety of wildlife animals. Many of them are very rare such as ruddy shelduck and barhead goose. There is a sightseeing bridge extending from the bend to the middle of the lake. The entrance ticket is required to flower lake. It is 75 yuan each person. Chengdu Chadianzi bus station has direct bus to the flower lake every morning at 7 and 7:20. The price is 180 yuan per person. The trip is around 10 hours.


Shanhaiguan Great Wall


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

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Flower Lake

Shanhaiguan Great Wall 

Travel Information

Admission: CNY75

Tourist bus: CNY30

Assurance: CNY5

Horse riding:CNY20 per loop

Opening Hours: all day

Shanhaiguan Great Wall


Bus: From Ruoergai Bus Station, take frequent bus bound for Lanzhou, Hezuo, Linxia, get off at Flower Lake half way.

or hire a car from Ruoergai urban area, which costs about CNY500.

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Tips 

1. Best time for visit: May to August

2. Recommended length of stay: one day or half a day

3. Before you visit Ruoergai Grassland, it is necessary to take some anti-altitude disease medicine. You should bring raincoat, wind coat, and warm clothes.

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

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