Dianchi Lake, also known as Kunming
Lake, lies at the foot of the Western Hills in Kunming city.
With a stunning landscape and an elevation of 1,885 meters
(6,185 feet), it is praised as the "Pearl of the Plateau".
Dianchi Lake is the sixth largest freshwater
lake in China and has a shoreline of more than 160 kilometers
(100 miles). It is also a natural cistern, being of great
benefit not only to the water supply, flood control, shipping
and fishery, but also to the climate conditioning.
The west side of Dianchi Lake is covered
by the mountain forest, while the east side is dotted with
the fisheries and agribusinesses. There are few natural
sights more beautiful or inspiring than a mountain and a
mountain-like side by side under the sun. There is just
something about the deep green water reflecting the forests
and stone peaks that captures the imagination and man's
sense of adventure.
Traditional fishermen still sail with their
boats on the lake, carrying about their family business
today in much the same fashion as their ancestor's did hundreds
of years before. There probably isn't a better way to truly
enjoy the surroundings than to take a ride on a boat for
a trip around the lake. The blue sky, cool water, invigorating
fresh air, and soaring birds will all contribute to building
a lasting memory and love for Yunnan province.
Dianchi Lake is the most beautiful at dawn
and sunset. The refraction of the ethereal rays glitter
on the water surface just like thousands of silver fish
swimming and playing. This ocean-like lake is indeed the
best place to go for those people who wish to get away from
the bustling city and be close to nature.
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