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