Baofeng Lake Travel Guide
Baofeng Lake is situated in Suoxiyu Natural Reserve,5 minutes drive from Suoxiyu town, 20 minutes drive from Zhangjiajie City and Zhangjiajie National Park.
Baofeng Lake is a veritable place of graceful mountains and charming waterway and for all the kind, good gracious and wise people. Baofeng Lake is such a paradise that you would like to visit again and again, whether you have been here or not. "Located in the high gorges, a body of crystalline and calm water is surrounded by the emerald mountains."
The lake is situated part way up the mountain range, 85 meters above the ground, and attains an altitude of 585 meters. Because of its association with the Baofeng Mountain Range, the lake bears the name of Baofeng.
With an average depth of 72 meters, Baofeng Lake covers an area of 15 hectares, and can hold 6 million cubic meters of water at full capacity. This water is produced by rainfall, mountain springs and underground streams, and stays emerald all year around, so it is reputed as "Paradise in the Human World". Beautiful scenery in this area include: Baofeng Waterfall, Stone Gate Welcoming Guests, Peacock Displaying Colorful Tail, and Golden Toad Biting the Moon, Fairy Lady Reflected in the Lake and so on.
Where there is a mountain, there is water, and where a beautiful mountain exists, one can also find attractive water. The mountain gives rise to the water, and the water is the mountain´s life-blood. So the Baofeng Lake has clear and unlimited water coming from the mountains around it.
The lake is more splendid as it reflects the mountain. "Gracious people enjoy the mountains, and wise ones relish the water." "We can´t regard them kind women if they find no interest in majestic mountains, neither consider them good men who have no taste for graceful waters."
Take the bus to Wulingyuan town from Zhangjiajie city, and then get to Baofeng Lake by three-wheeled motorcycle.
Usually people spend 1.5 hours in Baofeng Lake. If you want to take the lake and the mountain it will take you 3 hours.
The best time to visit Baofeng Lake is April, May, August and September.