Most Beautiful Lakes in China
There are many rivers and lakes in China with rich natural resources. These big and small lakes compose the beautiful China together with the mountains and rivers. We have listed the Most Beautiful Lakes in China for you.
Qinghai Lake is a brackish-water lake in Qinghai Province, which is the largest inland lake and the largest saltwater lake in China. Located in the northeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, it is also one of the highest lakes in the world.
Qinghai Lake is famous for its picturesque scenery of blue water, lush grassland and snow mountain. Qinghai Lake must be a fantastic place for photographing. Watching birds is a highlight of Qinghai Lake since there are hundreds of thousands of migratory birds dwelling in the Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake is also a good place to experience the life and customs of Zang people.
West Lake is situated in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, which is famous for its picturesque view, ancient pagodas and moving story. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the West Lake is known as Ten Views of the West Lake. Among them, the beautiful view of Three Pools Mirroring the Moon is printed on the back of 1 yuan paper currency of CNY.
The main view of the West Lake consists of 1 mountain, 2 pagodas, 3 islands, 3 causeways, 5 lakes. Taking a boat is a good way to enjoy the scene of the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the West Lake and its surroundings. Biking around the West Lake is also recommended to experience the local life of Hangzhou citizens.
The Heaven Lake, also known as Tianchi Lake, is a crater lake located in the Changbai Mountain, Jilin Province. Both China and Korea have the waters of the Heaven Lake. The Heaven Lake is the highest and deepest crater lake in China. Till now, we don’t know where the water in the Heaven Lake is from.
The Heaven Lake is surrounded by 16 peaks. On a good day in summer, the mountains, the blue sky and the white clouds are reflected in the Heaven Lake. But the magnificent scene is not easy to see, the Heaven Lake is usually enshrouded by the mist most of the time. The tourists who have the chance to see the Heaven Lake clearly are very lucky.
There is a waterfall called Changbai Waterfall in the north of the Heaven Lake, which is 68 meters high. The water of the waterfall is very spectacular.
Thousand Island Lake
The Thousand Island Lake is an artificial lake located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The Xinanjiang Reservoir holds up the water of the upper reaches of the Xinanjiang River and changes the upper reaches of the river to a huge lake. The towering mountains and high ridges are submerged and turned to the 1078 islands on the reservoir, hence the name.
The Thousand Island Lake is divided into 6 parts. Tourists can overlook the islands on the viewing platform on the Meifeng Island to enjoy the picturesque scenery of the islands and the clear water. You can also cycle at the Thousand Island Lake, which provides stunning view of the sunset.
Thousand Island Lake
The Namtso Lake is the second largest lake in Tibet and the third largest saltwater lake in China. As one of the Three Holy Lakes in Tibet, Namtso Lake is a famous Buddhist resort in China. With an altitude of 4,718 meters, please pay attention to the altitude reaction if you want to visit Namtso Lake.
Namtso Lake is like a gemstone inlaid in the snow mountains. Standing by the Namtso Lake, you will feel the peace in your heart by immersing yourself in the beautiful lake and its surrounding landscapes. At the Namtso Lake, you can visit the stones and the temple. And you will have the chance to see the wildlife like Tibetan antelopes.
Lugu Lake is administered by Sichuan and Yunnan Province. Lugu Lake is famous for its beautiful scenery and the minority cultures. The houses of local ethnic minorities, the mountains, the islands and lake consist of a picturesque image to the visitors of Lugu Lake.
Taking a boast on the Lugu lake is recommended to see the water closely and visit the water plants, which are really beautiful on the surface of the lake. Riding a bike around the lake or part of the lake is also suggested. The color of the water of Lugu Lake is magnificent on sunny days. And the sunset and sunset glows are impressive on the Lugu Lake. By the way, visitors can experience the activities of the local ethnic minorities like campfire party.
Erhai Lake is a freshwater lake located in the Dali, Yunnan Province. It is the second largest lake in Yunnan. Erhai Lake is known as its picturesque scenery and comfortable climate, whose annual average temperature is 15℃. Yunnan is a place that you can visit all around the year, which is always comfortable.
Cycling around the Erhai Lake or part of it is recommended. Also, Erhai Lake is a hot place for photographing. No matter where you take a picture, it is always beautiful with the lake and its surrounding landscapes. Wandering by the lake and enjoying the view of the Erhai Lake will be relaxing and enjoyable.
Kanas Lake is a freshwater mountain lake in Xinjiang. Kanas is Mongolian, which means a beautiful and mysterious lake. Kanas Lake is famous for its wonderful high mountains, rivers, forests, lakes and grassland. Not only the natural landscapes, Kanas Lake is also a site with historical value and scientific investigation.
The heart of the Kanas Lake will change the color according to the change of weather and the seasons. You can have a panoramic view of the Kanas Lake and its surroundings at the Fish Watching Platform, which is colorful and impressive in autumn with the golden mountains and green water.
Caka Salt Lake
Caka Salt Lake is located in Qinghai Province. The Caka Salt Lake is an important stop on the Silk Road. Caka Salt Lake got its fame because the picture taken here, the calm surface of the Caka Salt Lake is like a mirror reflecting the stunning view of the tourists, sky, mountains and the white clouds, which attracts many tourists to visit Caka Salt Lake and take photos.
To visit Caka Salt Lake on a sunny day is key to get the magnificent view. The train on the Caka Salt Lake is like the scene of the film Spirited Away of Hayao Miyazaki.
Caka Salt Lake