Cockpit of tourist boat in Dianchi Lake is not very roomy. [Provided to InKunming]
Picture shows the biggest tourist boat in Dianchi Lake at present.[Provided to InKunming]
A tourist boat is ready for sail.[Provided to InKunming]
A tourist boat sails in Dianchi Lake.[Provided to InKunming]
[InKunming--Yunnan] Dianchi Lake is renowned as Plateau Pearl in Yunnan Province. Along with water quality of the lake being improved, numbers of tourists to Dianchi Lake have surged in recent years. More and more people like to cycle and sightsee in Dianchi Lake. To them, to go sightseeing by boats in the lake is crowned as one of the most popular options.
Passenger volume of tourist boats in Dianchi Lake has escalated gradually, which reached 103 thousand people in the first half of 2014. At present, 6 enterprises with a total of 300 workers work in shipping industry in Dianchi Lake.
Dianchi Lake is famous for its beautiful scenery, scientific investigation value, folk tourism feature, etc. It is also of great importance in transportation junction for coastal residents. Up to now, shipping is still the main focus on tourist transportation there.
By boat in Dianchi Lake, tourists can enjoy distant views of Haigeng Park (海埂公园), West Mountain Forest Park (西山森林公园), Dragon Gate of West Hill(西山龙门), and Sleeping Beauty Mountain (睡美人山), etc.
No traffic accident has ever happened since tourist shipping was launched in Dainchi Lake. Meanwhile, all the tourist boats in service have met national environmental requirement.
Kunming has 11 embarkation places for taking boats to tour Dianchi Lake, with 5 distributed in Caohai Lake and 6 in open waters of Dianchi Lake.