Luchong Scenic Area of Fuxian Lake, Yuxi
Luchong Scenic Spot is the most beautiful scenic spots on the west bank of Fuxian lake, 19 kilometers away from Chengjiang county. Important attractions of Luchong scenic spot include Jianshan mountain尖山, Qilin mountain麒麟山, Wenchang palace文昌宫, Grand Buddha temple大佛寺, Laoyu village老渔村, Dadong Cave大洞, golden beach, Bosiwan波息湾, Biyan park笔砚公园 and Bijia mountain笔架山.
Chinese Name: 抚仙湖禄充景区
English Name: Luchong Scenic Area in Fuxian Lake
Type: Lake and Landscape
Best Time: All year
Recommended Visiting Hours: 3 hours
Opening Hours: 8: 00-19: 00
Ticket: 15 Yuan
Address: Fuxian Lake, Chengjiang County, Yuxi, Yunnan云南省玉溪市澄江县抚仙湖西岸
Why is Luchong Scenic Area So Special?
Luchong Scenic Area禄充景区 is located at the west bank of Fuxian Lake. There are beautiful Fuxian Lake, Bijia hill, Yusun hill玉笋山 and ancient banyan trees in the scenic area. It is a perfect scenic spot for leisure vacation. Fuxian Lake is one of the cores in Luchong Scenic Area, there are various outdoor activities along the Fuxian Lake. Rowing boat in Fuxian Lake, accompanied by blue sky and green water, is very comfortable. Bijia Mountain笔架山 is a good viewing point. Climbing up to Bijia Mountain and overlooking the whole Fuxian Lake, the scenery is unique. It is also one of the photography lovers’ favorite shooting spots.
Luchong Scenic Spot is the most beautiful scenic spots on the west bank of Fuxian lake, 19 kilometers away from Chengjiang county. Important attractions of Luchong scenic spot include Jianshan mountain尖山, Qilin mountain麒麟山, Wenchang palace文昌宫, Grand Buddha temple大佛寺, Laoyu village老渔村, Dadong Cave大洞, golden beach, Bosiwan波息湾, Biyan park笔砚公园 and Bijia hill笔架山. With the completed tourist facilities and colorful entertainment projects of the scenic area, Luchong Scenic Area is an ideal place for sightseeing and leisure.
Features of Luchong Scenic Area
The most eye-catching view of Luchong is the dense banyan trees along the lake. The youngest banyan trees among them are about seventy or eighty years old, and the majority of banyan trees are “centenarians” which have flourishing branches. At the foot of the Bijia Hill笔架山, there are two trees sharing one same root. You even can not tell they’re one tree or two trees, therefore local people call them “Albizzia tree合欢树”.
The scenic area provides the scenery of the scenic Fuxian Lake, Bijia Hill, Yusun Hill, ancient banyan trees and revolving water wheels, of all the scenery make up a picturesque painting.
There is a Luchong big hole禄充大洞 in the south of Luchong village禄充村, which is rich in underground springs. The water temperature maintains around 24 ℃, flowing into Fuxian Lake constantly. In the summer and autumn, spinning the water wheels to catch Kanglang fish here has been a great wonder.
1. Hu Pan Sheng Shui湖畔圣水
Located in the northeastern side of Fuxian lake, Hu Pan Sheng Shui is 11 kilometers from Chengjiang county. A comprehensive international leisure resort integrates hotel rooms, special catering, Spa, leisure entertainment and wetland park. The scenic area consists of Fuxian lake Yuechun resort Hotel and Yueliang bay ecological wetland park.
2. Cherry Blossom Valley樱花谷
3. Mingxing Scenic Spot明星景区
Mingxing scenic spot includes Mingxing fish cave明星鱼洞 and Biyun mountain碧云山 two major scenic spots. Mingxing fish cave is located on the west bank of Fuxian lake, about 1 km from Mingxing village, Jiangchuan district, Yuxi city.
4. Gushan Mountain Scenic Spot孤山景区
Gushan scenic spot is the earliest scenic spot developed by Fuxian lake and the first provincial scenic spot in Yunnan province. A number of high-end hotels, including Sunshine Coast, Ruiwen Hotel and Yuboyuan Hotel, as well as rural featured farmhouses, ruby beach and Qinjiawan beach, all of these constitute a tourism service system integrating food, accommodation, travel, shopping and entertainment.
Best Time to Visit
Enjoying a subtropical monsoon climate, tour is possible all the year round. With warmest sun, softest beach and clearest water, Luchong Scenic Area, the most beautiful scenic spot in the west bank of Fuxian Lake, is a excellent place to escape the heat in summer.
How to Get there
Luchong Scenic Area禄充景区 is located in the west shore of Fuxian Lake, 19 km away from Chengjiang County. Bus is the main means of transportation to Luchong Scenic Area in Fuxian Lake. Surely, you can also drive.
There are midibuses from Kunming South Bus Station to Chengjiang County. It takes about 1 hour and a half to Chengjiang Bus Terminal. Ticket price is about 20 yuan each person. The phone number of Kunming South Bus Station is 0871-67361722.
Chengjiang County Bus Terminal-Luchong Scenic Area
In Chengjiang county, you can take No.2 bus and No.8 bus to reach the scenic spots along Fuxian lake respectively. There are buses in Chengjiang bus terminal, you can see them when you get off the midibus. You can ask the driver, from which you can get the detail information. Taking the No. 8 bus can reach directly to Luchong Scenic Area. It takes about an hour from Chengjiang bus terminal to Luchong Scenic Area.
Accommodation Around Luchong Scenic Area
There are many hotels around Luchong Scenic Area. You can stay around the scenic area for overnight when you are traveling.
1. Lanhai Holiday Hotel澄江蓝海假日酒店
Address: No.3, Rong Shu Wan, Luchong Village, Longjie Town, Chengjiang County, Yuxi 玉溪市澄江县龙街镇禄充村榕树湾3号
Starting Price: 173 CNY
2. Luomi West Bank Resort Hotel抚仙湖罗蜜西岸度假酒店
Address: Qilin Road, Luchong Scenic Area, Chengjiang County, Yuxi玉溪市澄江县禄充风景区麒麟路
Starting Price: 172 CNY
3. Luchong Shui Bian Xiao Zhu澄江禄充水边小筑
Address: Yangjiaxiang Lakeside, Luchong Scenic Area, Chengjiang County, Yuxi玉溪市澄江县禄充风景区杨家巷湖畔
Starting Price: 145 CNY
Useful Travel Tips
1. Fuxian Lake is a plateau lake, and Luchong Scenic Area is popular in summer. Ultraviolet ray is strong in summer, when you travel Luchong Scenic Area in Fuxian Lake in summer, remember to bring sunglasses, sun cream, sunhat or other sunscreen products.
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.