Kaibangya Lake in Yingjiang County, Dehong

Why is Kabangya Lake So Special

Kaibangya Lake is located 40 kilometers southwest of the county seat, between the county seat and Nabang Town. Kaibangya is Jingpo Language, which means valley. In 1993, China Dehong and Malaysia jointly established a hydropower station with an installed capacity of 63,000 kilowatts under the mountain. The reservoir of the hydropower station chose the valley. The valley is a relatively low-lying shallow hill in the mountains. The surrounding mountains form a horseshoe shape. A 45-meter-high and 74-meter-long dam was built at the shape of the horseshoe, and the 8-square-kilometer valley was turned into an artificial lake. The Mountains around the lake, with a runoff area of 22 square kilometers, are mostly subtropical virgin forests. From summer to winter, the temperature difference from morning to night is very small; the maximum temperature is not more than 28°C; the minimum temperature is not less than 10°C. It is the best place for summer and winner.

The scenic area is divided into two parts: the natural landscape tour area and the natural recreation area. The natural landscape tour area mainly consists of the wild bird ecological tour area, the island sightseeing tour area, the subtropical orchard tour area, and the water source natural sightseeing tour. The natural recreation area consists of the water recreation area, forest recreation area and camping activities. The water recreation includes ferry, yachts, water parachuting, etc. The forest recreation area includes hunting ground, caravan, etc. There are activities such as picnics, campfires, and sleeping in the camping area. To visit the scenic area, visitors can fully experience the tour of the mountains and waters, return to the basics of life.

Where is Kaibangya Lake

Yingjiang Kaibangya Lake is located 40 kilometers southwest of Yingjiang County, Dehong Jingpo and Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, between the county seat and Nabang Town. Kaibangya is Jingpo Language, which means valley. The natural landscape tour area mainly consists of the wild bird ecological tour area, the island sightseeing tour area, the subtropical orchard tour area, and the water source natural sightseeing tour.

How to Get Kaibangya Lake

In Yingjiang County, it is convenient to get to Kaibangya Lake. After arriving at Yingjiang County, visitors can take one of the three transportation methods, such as

  • By Taxi: Taxi is a good way to get to Kaibangya Lake.
  • Car Rental: After arriving in Yingjiang County, chartering a car is very convenient to get to Kaibangya Lake.
  • By Bike: For those bike lovers, bike is a good travel method for short distance, which takes almost three hours.

Best Time to Go

It is very suitable to visit Kaibangya Lake all year around. Every season has its unique beauty.

Nearby Attractions

XiangEhu Lake
Located in the southwest of Jiucheng Town of Yingjiang County, the beautiful XiangEhu Lake is the gateway and business card of Jiucheng Town. There are natural wetlands, sparkling natural lakes, and thousands of acres of lotus ponds with unique charm. XiangEhu Lake has a large amount of water, is not dry all year round, has good water quality, and contains many trace elements needed by the human body. There are more than ten kinds of wild fish in the lake, as well as birds such as egrets, yellow ducks and wild ducks, as well as aquatic plants such as lotus, reed and water hyacinth.

Yunyan Stupa
Yunyan Stupa in Yingjiang County, also known as Manmengding Stupa, is located on the top of Yunyan Mountain, 1 km east of Yingjiang County. “Yunyan” in Dai Language means an auspicious, joyful and fascinating place. It is one of the most important Buddhist pagodas of Hinayana in Yunnan. The pagoda was built in 1947 and it took eight years to complete the work. Although it is a modern product, it is rich in ancient style and is listed as a key cultural relic protection unit in Yunnan Province.

Yingjiang Hornbill Valley
Yingjiang Hornbill Valley is located on the bank of the Hongbenghe River in Yingjiang County, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. It belongs to the Hengduan Mountains extending from the Himalayas. The highest point is that the Daniangshan Mountain in Zhina Township is 3404.6 meters above sea level. The lowest point is that the Estuary of Nabanglashahe River is only 210 meters above sea level. The huge difference in altitude forms a cluster of northern tropical, subtropical and temperate climates, namely, the typical three-dimensional climate of the river. The forest coverage rate in Yingjiang County is 73.9%. There are many kinds of birds living here. At present, there are 550 species of birds found and recorded in Yingjiang, accounting for more than one-third of the national birds. The unique and precious Buceros bicornis, anthracoceros coronatus and Rhyticeros undulatus settle here. Therefore, it has the reputation of “Chinese Hornbill Valley”. Yingjiang is a beautiful and magical place, a paradise for birds, a kingdom of flora and fauna.