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Baofeng Lake

 Zhangjiajie Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Baofeng Lake Scenic Area (宝峰湖景区)

Baofeng Lake Scenic Area, part of the larger Wulingyuan Scenic Area – specifically, the Suoxi Valley subsection – of Hunan Province that was listed as a World Heritage site in 1992, is situated on and around Mount Baofeng in the northern part of the province, not far from the metropolis of Changde. Baofeng Lake Scenic Area comprises some 275 hectares, and consists of Baofeng Lake and Yingwo Stockade Village.

Baofeng Lake and the area is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. Being located high up in the mountains, the lake catches some of the first and purest runoff water from the mountain peaks. Its height also guarantees an air freshness not found around lakes at lower altitudes. Baofeng Lake is bordered by lush green trees and shrub-clad stone peaks of various shapes that enclose the lake and give it a fairytale-like atmosphere. Indeed, Baofeng Lake is a reservoir, with a dam enclosing its waters, not for the purpose of power generation, but for the purpose of crop irrigation.

There are also majestic waterfalls that seem to pour out of the mountainside and which add an even more invigorating freshness to the air. Not far from the lake itself is a deep, gorge-like valley that is less than 4 meters wide on average, and creates a most unusual sight when one views the sky from the valley floor: the sky up above looks like a long, wavy, silk ribbon. It is one of the most unique sights in all of China, and, indeed, anywhere in the world.

Wulingyuan Scenic Area certainly boasts other spectacularly beautiful sites, but Baofeng Lake, with its deep, serene waters and its fairytale-like, pristine surroundings, ranks among the top attractions of Wulingyuan. As is classical for Chinese architects of old, manmade structures that must necessarily intrude on such a uniquely beautiful landscape have been the work of mother nature.

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Location

Baofeng Road, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province, China

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Baofeng Waterfall, Stone Gate Welcoming Guests, Peacock Displaying Colorful Tail, and Golden Toad Biting the Moon, Fairy Lady Reflected in the Lake

   
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Travel Information

Admission for Baofeng Lake Scenic Area: 98 Yuan (including insurance) 

Opening Hours:

Peak Season: Apr.–Nov.7:00AM-6:00PM

Low Season: Nov.–Mar.7:30AM-5:00PM

Tel: (+86) 0744-830 1239

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Transportation 

1. You can first take a special coach (11 Yuan, 40 minutes) at Zhangjiajie Long-distance Bus Station to Wulingyuan District and then hire a taxi (10 Yuan) or take public bus No.2 (1 Yuan) to the lake.

   
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Travel Tips

1. Best time to visit there is in April, May, August and September.

2. The recommended duration for a visit about 3 hours.

3. Please notice that do not throw rubbish into the lake. 

4. It is highly recommended to bring coat or other warm clothes with yourself because it may be a little cold when meet rainy days in the lake area. 

5. You'd better keep distance with the vendors who sell traditional Chinese medicine.

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