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Baofeng Lake

Embraced by continuous mountains, the artificial Baofeng Lake (Treasure-Peak Lake) is located in the Suoxiyu Scenic Area in the south of Suoxiyu Town of Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province. Originally known as Shijiayu Reservoir, the Baofeng Lake was later named after Baofeng Mountain (Treasure-Peak Mountain) and opened to tourists.    



Reputed as the abode of fairy mother goddess on earth, the Baofeng Lake is a rare high gorges lake and shaped by surrounding mountains into a narrow strip. It covers an area of 30 hectares and has a depth of 72 meters. Lying in mountains, the Baofeng Lake is filled by streams without pollution. The lake has a fascinating landscape with surrounding mountains and a mid-lake island.

Some 20 sight-spots spread around the Baofeng Lake, including Baofeng Waterfall, One Line Gorge, plank road built along cliffs in clouds, Hawk Nest Village, and Nanhai. Located at the mouth of the Baofeng Lake, the Baofeng Waterfall pours down from midair of a hundred meters high with thunderous sound. Walking along the plank road built in the precipitous cliffs, one will find the Hawk Nest Village, a mountain that is 1,000 meters above sea level. A Kwan-yin Temple with antique flavors is built on the mountain and attracts many pious men and women who hope to get rid of worries and pray for blessings. The 680-meter Hawk Beak Peak stands to the northwest of the lake with steep cliffs and towering ancient trees. Due to its strategic location and difficult of access, it has been a perfect place entrenched in by gangsters in the past dynasties. Following the steps up to the top of the One Line Gorge and looking far into the distance, one will find the whole magnificent Wulingyuan landscape is right before one's eyes

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