Luoshuidong Lake Scenic Area in Puzhehei, Wenshan
Luoshuidong Lake is the first leg of the Puzhehei tour. Stretching 10 km from south to north, it is the deepest lake in the scenic area with an average depth of 4 meters, and the deepest point is 30 meters. Tourists can hear the Zhuang girls singing their love songs while sailing along with the current on the crystal water. The Yi, Sani and Miao live a peaceful life here.
Chinese Name: 普者黑落水洞湖景区(新沟农场)
English Name: Luoshuidong Lake Scenic Area in Puzhehei, Wenshan
Type: Lake and Landscape
Best Time: May to October
Recommended Visiting Hours: 3 hours
Opening Hours: 07:30~17:30
Address: In the North of Xingou Farm, Qiubei County, Wenshan, Yunnan云南省文山丘北县新沟农场北
Feature of Luoshuidong Lake Scenic Area
Luoshuidong Lake is the main scenic spot of Luoshuidong Lake Scenic Area落水洞湖景区 with open and deep water, which is characterized by lake area, wetland, ten thousand mu vineyard and pastoral scenery. Puzhehei Lake is in the south of the water area, plane of the water area is distributed in the form of “S”. The average water depth is about 4 meters, the total length of the waterway from north to south is 10 kilometers, the deepest point reaches to 30 meters. The topography of both sides is open, the nearby pine forest is lush, the rice flower is fragrant, the smoke is curling up, and there are five small islands in the lake.
Where is Luoshuidong Lake Scenic Area?
Located in the north of Xingou Farm in Qiubei County, Wenshan, Yunnan Province, Luoshuidong Lake Scenic Area is more than 10 kilometers from the Puzhehei Scenic area and more than 20 kilometers from Qiubei County. It is the first stop of the Puzhehei tour.
How to Get There
You have three ways to get to Puzhehei, bus, train and airplane.
1. By Bus
Departing from Kunming, you should travel to Qiubei County by long-distance bus first. And then, you can take the bus from Qiubei Bus Terminal to Puzhehei. Time is 8:00-17:30 every day, the bus runs every 30 minutes, and the fare is 2 yuan. Qiubei County to Puzhehei Scenic Area is about 13 kilometers.
Kunming East Bus Station-Qiubei Bus Terminal
Departure Time: 7:20-20:10
Price: 117 CNY
Distance: 330 kilometers
Consume Time: 4.5 hours
2. By Train
There are trains from Kunming South Station to Puzhehei Station. The ticket price is about 75 yuan, and you will spend 1 hour and 15 minutes on train.
Kunming Railway Station-Puzhehei Station
Departure Time: 10:36, 12:00, 12:19, 13:35, 13:52, 14:05, 14:31, 17:12, 17:42
Price: 85.5 CNY
Distance: 324 kilometers
Consume Time: About 1 hour 40 minutes
Kunming South Railway Station-Puzhehei Station
Departure Time: 7:38-17:10
Price: 75 CNY
Distance: 318 kilometers
Consume Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
3. By air
You can fly from Kunming to Wenshan Puzhehei Airport first and then take a taxi to the scenic spot. There are daily flights, and the travel time is 50 minutes. It is 80 kilometers from Puzhehei airport to Puzhehei Scenic Area, and the taxi fare is high. Therefore, this way is not recommended.
1. Puzhehei Scenic Area
Puzhehei in the Yi language means a pond teeming with fish and shrimp. There are more than 3,000 Yi people living there. Their traditional festivals are “Dragon Worship Festival祭龙节” and “Torch Festival”. As the typical karst landscape, Puzhehei scenic area is abound in green hills and clear waters, which are similar to Guilin. Therefore, Puzhehei is praised as a unique pastoral scene in China.
2. Puzhehei Lake普者黑湖
Puzhehei Lake is a plateau freshwater lake, also known as Lantern Lake. Puzhehei is the transliteration of Yi language, meaning “a pond is full of fish and shrimp”. Local people also call it Pearl Lake. Lake is clear, in summer, boating in the lake, you can see 10,000 mu of lotus blooming, the scenery is amazing.
Accommodation in Qiubei County
When you are traveling in Puzhehei, you can stay overnight around Puzhehei Scenic Area or in the county seat of Qiubei County.
1. Yunshuiju Inn普者黑云水居客栈
Address: Qiubei County, Wenshan文山州丘北县
Starting Price: 289 CNY
2. Tian Cheng Tai He Hotel丘北天成太合酒店
Address: Close to Jiaolian Square, Qiubei County, Wensshan文山丘北县椒莲广场旁
Starting Price: 191 CNY
3. U House Hotel普者黑野舍U House湖景精品客栈
Address: Puzhehei Scenic Area, Puzhehei Village, Qiubei County, Wenshan文山市丘北县普者黑村普者黑风景区
Starting Price: 291 CNY
Useful Travel Tips
1. In summer, the most joyful thing in Puzhehei is to fight a water war. If you like photography, you’d better prepare a waterproof cover for your camera.
2. In highland area, temperature difference is large between daytime and night, you must bring sun cream, sunhat, sun glasses, umbrella, coats and some medicines that protect from heatstroke.
3. The lake water in Luoshuidong Lake Scenic Area is deep, therefore, please put on the life jacket when doing some water sports.