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Address: South of Xincun Street, Xichang 615022, China
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The Oriental Pearl - Beautiful and serene scenic area

This oriental pearl (so named by Marco Polo) of a paradise is a great place for a “getaway from the big city” vacation. The air is extremely clean and fresh. The locals are very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This oriental pearl (so named by Marco Polo) of a paradise is a great place for a “getaway from the big city” vacation. The air is extremely clean and fresh. The locals are very friendly. Much of the cuisine is about as organic as it comes. The lake is about as pollution-free as it gets. The scenery is fantastic. The... More 

Thank KodoDrummer
Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the first day we walked along the lake and was blown away by the magnificent beauty of the views. By the second day we rented bicycles for 20¥ for the whole day and cycled 7 hours along the lake. It was magnificent, surreal and beautiful. I would do it all again. Perfect day, even in February it was 23... More 

Thank Moss A
Changchun, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake is really nice and unusually clean for a Chinese lake. There is a really nice promenade along the shore which is well kept. The lake is surrounded by mountains which are not built over. Very nice and relaxing .

Thank Gilbert B
Chengdu, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

To me this is the perfect picture of paradise, the blue water , blue sky and complimented by the green shubs and trees, the area is steeped in perfect beauty.

Thank african_events
Chengdu, China
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Qionghai Lake on the second day or our 3 day Xichang trip. Absolutely glorious sunshine. We hired bikes in the local town for 20rmb for the day, then cycled around the entire lake. I believe you can rent the bikes in the lake area for a bit more though. Very peaceful, great views of the mountains and lake.... More 

Thank David T
Xichang, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Over the last 5 years there has been a great deal of open space and parkland development around the lake. The facilities and recreational offering have improved greatly. It's a great place to spend the day with the family or friends. It's a large enough space that it's never really crowded. Traffic around the lake can get quite congested however.... More 

Thank CJ T
Chengdu, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

A great location for an afternoon or midday stroll. There are many opportunities for photo ops and such. If you plan on going during a major holiday (like Chinese New Year or National Day), tons of people. Walking around you can see the beautiful mountains and lake surrounding the wetland park. Granted the lake is a bit polluted from trash... More 

Thank Curtis B
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

I just went to the part of the lake near Qionghai hotel 邛海宾馆 (where is Chinese BBQ -delicious!). There are benches, stalls,...it's nothing great but it's a nice place to spend a sunny afternoon... I know there are other parts of the lake, where you can swim or discover wetlands...but haven't been there

Thank RenataM893
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

I actually visited this lake in 2008. You would never imagine it but just outside of this massive city are some of the best views while hiking up the mountains.

1 Thank Jonathan H
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Commercial tourism usually associated with coasts. Still under development. Will get bigger. The associated wetlands are good, but can they survive???

1 Thank NomadicmanTA

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