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Where to go on weekends in Kunming?

By : InKunming|Updated: 2011-08-12

Kunming is neither too big nor too small, but you have to bear pressures from life or work inevitably or be affected by all kinds of restless moods. Even if you are workaholic, don’t forget to relax and enjoy your life. Take a vacation on the weekends and experience the most original baptism. Ready to roll?

Mysterious Fuxian Lake 

Located on the southeast of the downtown of Kunming, Fuxian Lake spans an area of 212 square kilometers and stretches trough Chengjiang County, Jiangchuan County and Huaning County in Yunnan Province. The lake is ranked third largest in Yunnan, right after the Dianchi Lake and the Erhai Lake. The deepest part of the lake descends 157 meters, the second deepest freshwater lake in China.

The first impression for those who have been Fuxian Lake is clearness of the water. The assembling of raindrops and great numbers of underground springs have supplied Fuxian Lake with continuous water resource.

How to get there: Take the buses from Kunming to Chengjiang. It takes about one hour to get there.

Tips: The delicious local foods in Chengjiang County include the lotus roots, fish produced in Fuixian Lake, and the stewed yam and rice. When making fish dish, the fishermen usually put some spring water into a bronze pot and cook the fish for about 10 minutes and put some spices into it. The dish is very fresh and tasty.

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