Gudao Island of Fuxian Lake, Yuxi

About Gudao Island of Fuxian Lake

The Gudao island(孤岛) is the Gushan Island(孤山岛) in Fuxian Lake. There used to be two islands in the southwest part of Fuxian Lake, Big Gudao Island(大孤岛) and Small Gudao Island(小孤岛). In the Ming Dynasty, a bridge was built to connect these two islands. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, the bridge and small Gudao island was swept away in the storm. Now there is only big Gudao island(today’s Gudao Island or Gushan Island) standing there, more than 40 meters higher than the lake, forming an elliptical shape. There are caves, peaks and displacement cliff at the side of water. In Ming Dynasty, many famous people and scholars regarded the island as a fairyland, they built a summer resort, Ying Hai Tower(瀛海楼) and other pavilions. In 1988, Gushan Scenic area was listed as a provincial scenic spot in Yunnan Province. Tourists can camp at Fuxian Lakeside, boat and swim in the lake, of course, there are many resorts and hotels. Every summer, more and more tourists come here for summer vacation.

Where is Gudao Island?

Gudao Island(Gushan Island) is the only island in Fuxian Lake, located in the southern part of Fuxian Lake in Jiangchuan District, with an area of about 60,000 square meters. Gushan Mountain(孤山) is separated from Haimen Park(海门公园) in the south and faces the lotus peak on Biyun(碧云寺) Temple in the north. Seen from the mountain, you can overlook the beautiful scenery of Fuxian Lake. 

Nearby Attractions

Lijiashan Bronze Museum李家山青铜博物馆
Xingyun Lake星云湖
Fuxian Lake抚仙湖
Haimen Park in Jiangchuan District, Yuxi
Mingxing Scenic Area of Fuxianhu Lake, Yuxi

Best Time ti Visit

Gudao Island of Fuxian Lake, Yuxi

Enjoying a subtropical monsoon climate, tour is possible all the year round. However, the best time to visit is in Summer, it is a ideal place to escape the heat in Summer. Every year, on the 6th day of the 6th lunar month, locals go to Gushan Mountain for temple fairs.

How to Get There

1. By Long-distance Bus

You can take midibus from Kunming East Bus Station to Jiangchuan District. It takes about 2 hours to take the long-distance bus. It is about 20 kilometers from Jiangchuan bus terminal to Gudao Island(Gushan Island), takes about 30 minutes. You can take the boat on the Fuxian Lake of Jiangchuan District to the island.

2. By Train

If you want to take train, you should go to Yuxi station first, and then take the minibus or taxi to Gushan Island of Jiangchuan District. You will spend about 1 hour and 15 minutes on the train. The lowest ticket price is CNY 16.5. Then you will arrive at Gudao Island(Gushan Island) after 1 hour drive from Yuxi railway station.

Accommodation Around Gudao Island

Gudao Island of Fuxian Lake, Yuxi

There are many hotels on the bank of Fuxian Lake you can choose. It is not difficult to find a place to stay there.

Useful Travel Tips

1. Gudao Island is surrounded by the water area. The air is humid, when changes in the weather, the wind is stronger, be sure to keep warm.

2. The water in Fuxian Lake is deep, with 155 meters of its greatest depth. Therefore, if you are not good at swimming, please wear the life vest when you are doing some water sports.

3. Fuxian Lake is a plateau lake, and it is popular in summer. Ultraviolet ray is strong in summer, when you travel Fuxian Lake in summer, remember to bring sunglasses, sun cream, sunhat or other sunscreen products.

Tour Including Fuxian Lake

When you traveling Yuxi, Fuxian Lake is the best choice to enjoy yourself. Tours in Fuxain Lake are always related to the hot destinations in Yunnan, like Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang and so on.

8 Days Deluxe Kunming, Shilin, Mile Jianshui Photo Tour with Yuanyang Rice Terraces and Fuxianhu Lake