With an area of about 300 square
kilometers, Dianchi Lake is the largest freshwater lake
in Yunnan Province and the sixth largest one in China.
It also enjoys a high reputation as 'A Pearl on the
Plateau' for its picturesque scenery and its location
on the Yungui Plateau. Unfortunately, the lake has been
badly polluted. Although efforts have been made continuously
to save this lake, they have been largely unsuccessful.
This crescent-shaped lake is about
39 kilometers long and 13 kilometers wide. Besides,
it is surrounded by four hills, and over 20 rivers nurture
this lake which has a shoreline of 163.2 kilometers.
Visitors may appreciate the beauty of the lake and hills
from a boat, and explore this cradle of Yunnan culture.
Kunming Travel Attractions