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Top 10 Amazing Lakes in China (Qinghai Lake,Dongting Lake...)


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1.Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland salt water lake is at 3200 meters above sea level and is situated at the east of Qinghai province. The ellipse-shaped lake looks like a huge poplar leaf sitting on the alpine prairie. Scenery in Qinghai Lake varies according to seasons. Summer and autumn are the most comfortable weather conditions and the lake's scenery is most beautiful during these seasons. In July each year there will be a large area of rape blossoms around Qinghai Lake. The yellow flowers combining endless blue water form great scenery. Furthermore against the backdrop of blue sky on the plateau, endless golden flower sea is extremely gorgeous.

2 Po-yang Lake

Poyang Lake, located in Jiangxi Province, is one of the seven world's important wetlands and the biggest fresh water lake in China.
The vast waters of Poyang Lake are often wreathed in mist. After a long geological evolution, the shape of this lake became wide of the south and narrow of the north, like a giant gourd tied to the belt of the Yangtze River. Influenced by the southeast monsoon with a lot of water vapor, Poyang Lake has 1000 mm of annual rainfall, thus form the humid monsoon climate and become famous land of milk and honey.
There are many mountains on the Poyang, such as Dagu Mountain and Stone Clock Mountain in Hukou County , the Star Lake in Star County and so on.
Poyang Lake, the beautiful lake like a myth is full of poetic and picturesque scenery and welcome tourists all the year round.

3. Dongting Lake

Dongting Lake is located in the southern part of Hunan province. It is one of the five largest freshwater lakes in China. Dongting Lake has
very beautiful lakeside scenery, many attractions are the state-level scenic spot, such as: Yueyang Tower, Junshan, the tomb of Du Fu, Yang Mody Village, iron, Jing Zhuang, Qu Temple, Yuelong tower, Temple of Literature, State College, Long and other sites. In the East Dongting Lake, there is a place called Sanjiangkou. From here overlooking Dongting, the scene is quite magnificent.
the lake is most famous for Junshan’s beautiful scenery. It is an island with 72peaks on the lake. Here holds the Grand Dragon Boat Festival, Lotus Flower Festival and water sports every year.

4. Taihu Lake

Lying between Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, Taihu Lake is one of China's four major freshwater lakes; covering 2,420 square kilometers. The best place to view is from the Xihui Park in the west of Wuxi. If you climb the seven-story Dragon Light Pagoda on the top of Huishan hill, you will be able to take in a panoramic view of Wuxi and Taihu Lake. More than 40 islets dot the lake and houses, geese and duck farms, fish ponds and fruit orchards. The spectacular and tiered landscape makes one feel as if he were before a picturesque sea. Some popular sites along the lake are Turtle Head Isle and Three Hills Isles. The unique and marvelous scenery makes these places very famous. Nowadays many more attractions have been added by a number of elaborately designed architectures with classic Chinese traditional styles. With so many wonders and marvels, the place has become a fairyland.

5.Hongze lake

Hongze Lake is a shallow lake with water depth of 4 meters and the maximum depth of 5.5 meters. Water sources is mainly from river runoff, precipitation in addition. Hongze Lake has rich resources nearly a hundred species of fish within the lake, the carp, crucian carp, bighead carp, grass carp and others. Hongze crab is famous. In addition, aquatic plants are also very famous. Almost the lush reed can make it difficult to navigate of vessels. Lotus roots, Gorgon, water chestnut are renowned in the history.

6.Hulun Lake

Hulun Lake is in northern China. There are 30 kinds of fish in the lake, mainly carp, crucian carp, catfish and other economic lakes landscape fish. In addition, the lake is also rich in shrimp. Hulun Lake in northern China is an important bird habitat and important channel for birds migratory in eastern inland. A variety of birds migrate in spring and autumn. According to preliminary statistics, the Hulun region 41 families and 17 orders of birds including 241 kinds, accounting for the total number of birds 1 / 5, there are swans, geese, ducks, herons, etc. Many of them are rare birds, including red-crowned crane, white crane, the black lake landscape Stork. Great Bustard, golden eagles and other birds are protected at national level. Red-crowned crane, white-naped crane become endangered species in the world, and this important wetland has become their refuge.

7.Nansi Lake

Nansi Lake is one of the top ten freshwater lakes. Its name is from the famous Weishan Lake, Nanyang Lake, Dushan Lake and Zhaoyang Lake, located in the north of the Huaihe River Basin, following Jiangsu, Shandong, Henan and Anhui provinces in the runoff, drainage area of 31,700 square kilometers. It is an important production based of cotton and grain and energy base; also in Shandong Province is the largest freshwater fishery base. The lake is rich in resources. There are 196 species of birds, 78 species of fish, 78 species of aquatic organisms, forming a good ecological chain, being a national nature reserve.

8.Selincuo Lake

Selincuo Lake is the second largest saltwater lake with an area of 1,800 square kilometers in Northern Tibet, second only to Namtso Lake. It is at the junction of three counties, Xainza, Nima and Bangor. Seen from afar, the blue lake is glistening and the outline of distant mountain is indistinct.After sunset, golden grasslands, blue lake, snow-capped mountains show her wonders and marvels. Groups of Mongolian gazelle, Tibetan antelope, also enjoy the tranquility of nature. Selincuo has kept the original ecosystem so well.

9 Namtso Lake

Namtso Lake has an area of 1940 square kilometers in Tibet. The lake is 4718 meters above sea level and is the world's highest lake. Namtso is one of the Three Saint Lakes in Tibet.
People who have been to Namtso will feel the whole soul seem to be pure by the water. Standing by the lake, people would be shocked by the highest and most beautiful lake in the world, like being in a blue world.;light blue, gray-blue, sapphire blue, dark blue and black blue. All is too clear, too rich, too beautiful, it seems that all the world indulge in the blue
The sky above connecting the clean water and green grass seems immense and endless. Early morning mist dissipates following the sun rises. The boundless lake ripples in the breeze. Plateau's climate is often changing, sometimes blustery. After snow, the lake is still sparkling and reveals a different kind of charm

10.Bosten Lake

Bosten Lake is the largest inland freshwater lake with an area of 980 square kilometers, also called West Lake. When the wind blows the surging waves, the lake seems like sea, when wind glitters, the water is still dancing with the wave. The west side of the lakes dotted with small lakes connected by water. A variety of waterfowls inhabit in the vastness of dense grass and wild lotus.
In the southwest of Bosten Lake, rivers meandering, reedy grass and flowers fully blooming can compare with the scenery in the south of Yangtze River. It has a reputation as "West Pearl". The lake’s magnificent scenery mixes the desert scenery with rivers and lakes. It is an important southern tourist area of emerging water recreation known as Xinjiang's "Hawaii."