Bosten Lake, Bayingolin Mongol autonomous prefecture
The shore of Bosten Lake [Photo/IC]
Bosten Lake is a freshwater lake located on the northeastern rim of Tarim Basin, about 20 kilometers east of Yanqi and 57 km northeast of Korla, Xinjiang. Covering an area of about 1,000 square kilometers, it is the largest lake in Xinjiang and the largest inland freshwater lake in China.
Bosten Lake, called “West Sea” in ancient times, is located in Bohu county that is in Yanqi Basin. The lake covers an area of 1,000 square kilometers, and it is 17 meters deep at its deepest point. The lake connects with Kaidu River on one end and with Peacock River on the other end.
The lake can be divided into the big lake and the small lake. The big lake has a broad water area. In the west of the big lake are many small lakes connecting with one another. In the summer, various aquatic sports can be conducted here, and in the winter, the lake is a natural ground for ice-sports. The lake is also rich in fish and reeds.
The main scenic spots at Bosten Lake include Lotus Lake, Xihai Fishing Village, A Hong Kou, Electric Pumping Station, Bailuzhou and Golden Sand Beach.
Scenic spot level: AAAAA
Opening hours: Bosten Lake: 10:00-19:30; Xihai Fishing Village: 09:00-18:00
Ticket price: Combo ticket covering the Lotus Lake, A Hong Kou, Pumping Station and Bailuzhou: 45 yuan ($6.54)
Xihai Fishing Village: 30 yuan
Golden Sand Beach: 40 yuan
Half price for children between 3.9 and 4.6 feet (1.2 - 1.5 meters) in height.
Free for children less than 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) in height.
Address: Bohu county, 20 km east of Yanqi and 57 km northeast of Korla, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region
Please pay attention to environmental protection in the scenic area.
A row of wild birds glide over Bosten Lake Scenic Area. [Photo/IC]
Bosten Lake [Photo/IC]