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Why Lashi Lake is special ?
Covering an area of 5330 hectares, Lashi Lake is a paradise for birds. There are about 57 bird species at Lashi Lake Wetland, and every year, about 30,000 birds migrate there to escape winter cold. There are 9 rare species have been found there, including black-neck cranes and black cranes.
With its rich environment, the watershed of Lashi Lake is covered with dense virgin forests, an extensive plateau lake and marsh where the Naxi and Yi ethnic groups have lived in harmony with diverse wild creatures for millennia. Excellent natural conditions have made the area so prosperous, noted as a “rich and popular land flowing with milk and honey” and a “heaven for migratory birds”.
What to explore at Lashi Lake?
Boating is the most relaxing way for sightseeing and bird watching. Visitors can rent boats and pedal by themselves. Horse riding or biking around the lake are also very good choices. Early morning and at dawn are the times when the lake is the most beautifu.
Riding to experience the Ancient Tea and Horse Road is the other must-try activity to get close to the local special culture. Presently, only a small section of this old road is available for traveling. Visitors will pass some Naxi villages, virgin forest, the Beauty Spring (Mei Quan), the Holy Well Source, the Cliff Dying for Love and the Seven Fairies Lake.
In addition to these popular activities, the local Zhiyun Temple, a quiet place without crowds, is a great option for travelers. The temple is located to the north of the Lashi Lake
How to get to Lashi Lake?
From Lijiang Ancient Town, hiring a car to Lashi Lake is highly recommended. The car journey takes about 30 minutes and the fare is around CNY30.
Mini buses are available from Zhongyi Market to the south and north banks of Lashi Lake and the fare is CNY4 to CNY5.
- Simply peaceful, tranquil environment
- Great Place for Birds and Nature Lovers
- Tranquility is the word
- A Gift for Birds Watchers
- Beautiful place of nature
10 km West of Lijiang, Lijiang 674107, China
Tips for you
Lashi Lake is an international wet land park. There is a Lamasary Temple at the foot of Mountain beside the lake, named Zhiyun (point clound). Lots of little Lama are come from Sichuan Tibetan, If we lucky enough we can listen the Tibetan scripture with them. Following the steps, it is a very big hall in front of your eyes, Inside there is a big Guru Padmasambhava status, which is with a height of 13 meters. The most significant is that they move the status here then built the hall later. After visiting the temple, you may smell the fragments of the China Rose along the lake; you may intoxicated by the strong flowery odor. You may find you're staying in the China Rose Filed, all kinds of species; different kinds of color will catch your eyes. Next is Tang Denasty Wagan Village, no explanation, let's back to 1000 years ago.