Baofeng Lake, is situated in Suoxiyu Gully, Zhangjiajie City's Wulingyun DIstrict, South Central China's Hunan Province. Baofeng Lake is praised as " the Jade Pool in the World", as well as "a classical lake in the world", which is situated in Suoxi Gully and surrounded by green hills and stone pillars. Baofeng Lake Scenic Area integrates natural scenery and folk custom together, especially featuring the mirror-like lake, the marvelous Befeng waterfall, the mysterious temple.As a part of Wuingyuan Scenic Area, it was listed as the World's Natural Herritage in 1992. Here is built as a park and it is one of the top attractions in Zhangjiajie City.
Baofeng Lake is about 8km away from Tianzi Mountain and 8km away from Yellow Dragon Cave. 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.
What to see in Baofeng Lake Park?
Over 20 sight-spots spread around the Baofeng Lake,but visitors usually tour here 2hours by walking and boating, only can get sight of the top sight-spots, including Baofeng Waterfall, One Line Valley,etc.
Baofeng Waterfall: Located at the mouth of the Baofeng Lake, the Baofeng Waterfall pours down from midair of a hundred meters high with thunderous sound.
One Line Valley: It is less than 4 meters wide on average, is another wonderful scenic spot. Only a line of the sky can be seen from the bottom of the valley, which resembles a silk thread, seemingly long and thin. The length, narrowness, and depth here are rare in national scenic spots.
Baofeng Temple: The temple is located on the top of Baofeng Mountain, Baofeng Lake Park, discreetly hidden in among the surrounding verdure. It is an old, graceful temple, constructed for monks in search of isolation in order better to devote themselves to contemplation.