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Baofeng Lake: Enjoy Picturesque Water Landscapes

As a world geopark, Baofeng Lake is a significant part of the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area. Located southeast of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Baofeng Lake in China is famous for its graceful mountains, beautiful lakes, magnificent waterfalls, and ancient temples.

Baofeng Lake Facts

  • Location: 8, Baofeng Road, Suoxiyu Town, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie City
  • Opening hours: 7:00 – 18:00 in peak season from April to October, 7:30 – 17:00 in slack season from November to March
  • Time needed: About 2 hours
  • Best time to visit: April to October
  • Suited to: Anyone who loves nature
  • Ticket: CNY 110 per person (including sightseeing bus and boat riding)

Enjoy Baofeng Lake Boat Ride in Zhangjiajie

What to See and Do in Baofeng Lake

Admire the Baofeng Lake

Baofeng Lake in Zhangjiajie is an artificial lake initially made for irrigation, but the beautiful scenery of the lake attracts more and more visitors. Surrounded by mountains, Bofeng Lake stretches 2.5 kilometers with a depth of 72 meters. You can take a boat ride on Baofeng Lake to experience the extreme beauty of the landscapes on your Zhangjiajie tours.

Marvel at Baofeng Waterfall

Baofeng Waterfall is a highlight of the Baofeng Lake Scenic Area. It was a small waterfall and became wide and magnificent after being excavated by the local people. The water falls down from the mountainside of over 40 meters, presenting a spectacular view. Besides, some parts of the famous TV series “Journey to the West” were set there, including the outdoor scenes of the Shuilian Cave.

Visit the Yingwo Village

Yingwo Village is said to have been a village of robbers in ancient times, and now it is a significant attraction in the Baofeng Lake Scenic Area. The village has a strategic location and is hard to reach as it is on a cliff. Stepping on hundreds of stone stages in a narrow way to the right side of the entrance, you will be guided to the gate of the village.

Explore the Baofeng Temple

Baofeng Temple is a famous ancient Buddhist temple in Baofeng Lake Scenic Area. You can visit this temple and learn about Chinese Buddhist culture. Other than its cultural significance, Baofeng Temple is also a great spot for you to view spectacular scenery on your trip to Zhangjiajie.

Hike the Mountains

Surrounded by mountains, Baofeng Lake is also a great place for hikers. Hiking along the trails, you can see lush forests, beautiful lakes, and grand valleys. Apart from the beautiful natural landscapes of this area, you can even hear the local young people singing folk songs echoing in the valley.

Baofeng Lake in Zhangjiajie

Best Time to Visit Baofeng Lake

The ideal time to visit Baofeng Lake is from April to October. During this period, the climate is pleasant, and natural landscapes are at their most beautiful, especially in April and October. By the way, if you prefer a tour of Zhangjiajie with fewer crowds, you can visit Baofeng Lake in winter when the scenic area is covered in white, which makes it amazingly beautiful.

How to Get to Baofeng Lake

Travel to Zhangjiajie first by plane or train, then head to Zhangjiajie Bus Station and take a bus to Wulingyuan. Afterward, take Bus No. 2 to Baofeng Lake.

By the way, if you want to go to Baofeng Lake from Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, move to the entrance gate and take a bus to Wulingyuan. Then, take Bus No. 2 to Baofeng Lake Scenic Area.

Attractions nearby Baofeng Lake

  • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Itis the first national forest park in China that features sky-piercing mountains. Located near Baofeng Lake, this scenic area is not only rich in natural resources but also various kinds of wild animals.
  • Suoxi Valley: Located 6 kilometers from Baofeng Lake, this nature reserve is called a pearl of Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area. Visiting there, you can see peculiar peaks and graceful rivers.
  • Golden Whip Stream: This is an ideal attraction for hiking and it offers the most stunning hiking trails in Wulingyuan. If you are keen on hiking, never miss this place.
  • Yellow Dragon Cave:Situated 10 kilometers from Baofeng Lake, it is a marvelous spectacle of karst landform in Zhangjiajie, and you will see numerous stalactites of various sizes and shapes there. By the way, it will be a great experience to take a boat ride to explore this area.

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