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Bita Lake

Bita Lake Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
Situated about 32 kilometers (about 19.9 miles) away from Shangri-La County (Zhongdian), covering an area of 166 hectares, Bita Lake, a fault lake, is an intact natural attraction with various species of flora and fauna and picturesque landscapes.

In Tibetan language, Bita means "a piece of land as soft as cattle hair felt". With an altitude of 3,539 meters (about 11,608 feet), the lake is the highest in Yunnan Province. Bita Lake is famous for its limpid water and its beautiful scenery which is set against the mountains and forests surrounding it.

Features
A wonderful attraction of this area is the Tibetan folklore, the primeval forest, the highland meadow, and the highland flowers and plants. In the center of the lake there is an islet shaped like a boat sailing in the lake. The islet is 30 meters (about 33 yards) above the water level, covering with rare plants and also spruces and rhododendrons, which add to the beauty of the lake.

Bita Lake is a place of legends. You can find that even a tree or a hill around the lake has a story. It is not only a feast to the eye, but also enhances our sense of beauty and our imagination.

Traffic:

The nature reserve is located 35km east of Zhongdian county town. It is wise to hire a taxi for a round trip to the nature reserve, the cost is around CNY150.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: two hours.

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Bita Lake, the green water and green hills

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Bita Lake, the green water and green hills

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The early morning of Bita Lake

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The path to the nature reserve Bita Lake

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