Poyang Lake

Expansive View of Poyang Lake

Poyang Lake is China’s largest freshwater lake-also known as one of China’s five Great Lakes. This massive shallow lake is located in Jiangxi Province, in the east region of the country. Long revered and the source of life and income…

Heavenly Lake

Heavenly Lake Boat Tours

One of the most beautiful spots in northwest China’s Xinjiang Province, Heavenly Lake-Tian Chi-is aptly named. A natural lake high in the Heavenly Mountains, the pristine waters lie in the shadow of Bogeda Feng Peak. Long a revered spot by…

Kanas Lake

Early Autumn at Kanas Lake

One of the most interesting and beautiful tourist destinations in China’s far northwest region is Kanas Lake. Located in the Altay Mountains, the glacially-carved lake forms a kidney-shaped gem along the glacier-fed Kanas River. At 4,396 feet elevation, the surroundings…

Erhai Lake

Mirror Temple

Known as the Pearl of the Plateau, Yunnan’s Erhai Lake has been enchanting both native and foreign visitors for thousands of years. Nestled like a shining gem in a tectonic fault on the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan Province, the lake…

Pangong Tso

Prayer Flags at Pangong Tso Evening

Sprawled along the border between North India and Southwest China, Pangong Tso is one of the most spectacular sights in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India and the Chinese area of Tibet. Occupying a basin between tall peaks, the 172,800-acre…

Reed Flute Cave

Reed Flute Cave's Colorful Lights

Reed Flute Cave is one of southern China’s most popular tourism spots. This fantastic cave is the highly-decorative result of an ancient underground lake; dripping, seeping water is still creating the fantastic stalactites, stalagmites and limestone pillars that produce its…

West Lake

West Lake Lotus Flower

One of the most beautiful engineered environments in China is West Lake. Originally a spring-fed bay on the Qiantang River, the lake was formed about 2000 years ago when silting dammed off the lake from the river itself. A series…

Five Flower Lake

Peacock Colors of Five Flower Lake

China’s Jiuzhaigou National Park is a protected nature reserve with a beautiful and pristine collection of natural wonders. Among those are many placid and sparkling lakes, including Five Flower Lake, as well as 17 waterfalls, dozens of species of exotic…