Qinglong Mountain in Puzhehei, Wenshan
Qinglong Mountain is located in the central part of Puerhei Lake, the main peak is 1555.8 meters above sea level, opposite to Phoenix Mountain in the south, forming the pattern of "Dragon and Phoenix". There are 8 karst caves including torch cave, moon cave, Zhangju stone cave张咀石洞 and so on.
English Name: Qinglong Mountain in Puzhehei, Wenshan
Type: Mountain, Cave and Landscape
Best Time:May to October
Recommended Visiting Hours: 3 hours
Opening Hours: 07:30-18:00
Address: West of Puzhehei Village, Puzhehei Scenic Area, Qiubei County, Wenshan文山自治州丘北县普者黑景区普者黑村西
Why is Qinglong Mountain in Puzhehei So Special?
Qinglong Mountain is located in the central part of Puerhei Lake, the main peak is 1555.8 meters above sea level, opposite to Phoenix Mountain in the south, forming the pattern of “Dragon and Phoenix”. There are 8 karst caves including torch cave, moon cave, Zhangju stone cave and so on. Cave entrance is connected with lake, exceptionally mysterious. Standing on Qinglong Mountain, overlooking the full view of Puzhehei, Qinglong mountain top is also the best place to watch sunrise and sunset.
Where is Qinglong Mountain?
Qinglong Mountain is located in Puzhehei Village of Qiubei County, Wenshan, about 13 kilometers away from Qiubei County. It is in the Puzhehei Scenic Area and is a part of Puzhehei Scenic Area.
1. Luoshuidong Lake落水洞湖
It is the first leg of the Puzhehei tour. Stretching 10 km from south to north, it is the deepest lake in the scenic area with an average depth of 4 meters, and the deepest point is 30 meters. Tourists can hear the Zhuang girls singing their love songs while sailing along with the current on the crystal water. The Yi, Sani and Miao live a peaceful life here.
2. Puzhehei Lake普者黑湖
Puzhehei Lake is a plateau freshwater lake, also known as Lantern Lake. Puzhehei is the transliteration of Yi language, meaning “a pond is full of fish and shrimp.” Local people also call it Pearl Lake. Lake is clear, in summer, boating in the lake, you can see 10,000 mu of lotus blooming, the scenery is amazing.
3. Swan Lake天鹅湖
Puzhehei Swan Lake is an ecotype lake, composing of karst solitary peak group, lake group, karst cave group and wetland ecological group. The wetland organism in the lake area is extremely rich, and there are more then 100 species and 10000 migratory birds, like wild geese, swans, herons, egrets and so on. Since October 1, 2013, Puzhehei Swan Lake has been open to tourists for four times a day. Visitors can choose to walk or ride in battery cars and battery boats to roam the lake area, watch the view of all birds fly together, as well as feel the harmony between people and nature, human beings and animals.
4. Puzhehei Scenic Area普者黑风景区
The Puzhehei Scenic Area is in Qiubei County of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, 13 kilometers away from county seat. It is a charming fairyland boasting beautiful karst landscapes, lakes and the unique cultures of the Zhuang, Miao, Yi and Bai ethnic groups. It is also a national scenic area and a national AAAA level tourism area.
5. Xianrendong Cave仙人洞
There are mountains with water and caves in Puzhehei. The inner space of Xianrendong cave is narrow and it is cool in the cave. A variety of stalactites not merely are in different shapes, but also retain the relics of the ancients. “Two DragonS Seize Treasure” and “the Great Wall”, the two stalactites are most peculiar. The stalactites are hollow, a tap will make a pleasant echo. Different parts are with different sounds, some are ringing, some are lowering, some are ethereal.
6. Pu Tang Xiu Se蒲塘秀色
Pu Tang Xiu Se is flat around, is now the entrance to the Puzhehei scenic area. Scenic gate was built in the south of lake, there are resort and parking lot in the north of the lake. There is a river connected with Xianrendong cave. In summer, lotus flowers are in bloom, full of beautiful scenery.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Puzhehei Scenic Area is from May to October, and especially in July and August. May to October is on season. At that time, the lotus flowers are in full blossom. You will see a breathtaking scenery of Puzhehei from the the mountain top. And the local “Painted Face Festival(Hualian Festival)”, the local busiest and happiest festival, usually celebrates around July 18, lasting for about one month.
How to Get there
You have three ways to get to Puzhehei, bus, train and airplane.
1. By Bus
Departing from Kunming, you should travel to Qiubei County by long-distance bus first. And then, you can take the bus from Qiubei Bus Terminal to Puzhehei. Time is 8:00-17:30 every day, the bus runs every 30 minutes, and the fare is 2 yuan. Qiubei County to Puzhehei Scenic Area is 13 kilometers.
Kunming East Bus Station-Qiubei Bus Terminal
Departure Time: 7:20-20:10
Price: 117 CNY
Distance: 330 kilometers
Consume Time: 4.5 hours
2. By Train
There are trains from Kunming South Station to Puzhehei Station. The ticket price is about 75 yuan, and you will spend 1 hour and 15 minutes on train.
3. By air
You can fly from Kunming to Wenshan Puzhehei Airport first and then take a taxi to the scenic spot. There are daily flights, and the travel time is 50 minutes. It is 80 kilometers from Puzhehei airport to Puzhehei Scenic Area, and The taxi fare is expensive. Therefore, this way is not recommended.
Accommodation around Qinglong Mountain
Qinglong Mountain is in the Puzhehei Scenic Area. There are hotels and hostels in Puzhehei Scenic Area. Accommodation in Puzhehei is convenient.
1. Guyue Lakeview Inn 普者黑沽月精品湖景客栈
Address: Puzhehei Village, Qiubei County, Wenshan Prefecture文山壮族苗族自治州丘北县普者黑村
Starting Price: 270 CNY
2. Pu Zhe Hei Time inn普者黑拾间里精品民俗
Address: No.61, Xianrendong Cave, Qiubei County, Wenshan文山壮族苗族自治州丘北县仙人洞村61号
Starting Price: 368 CNY
3. Ya Bei Boutique Hotel普者黑雅贝精舍酒店
Address: Close to Lover Bridge, Puzhehei Scenic Area, Qiubei County, Wenshan文山壮族苗族自治州丘北县普者黑风景区情人桥旁
Starting Price: 298 CNY
Useful Travel Tips
1. There are gravels on the mountain, so be careful when climbing.
2. On the mountain top, it is the best place to have a full view of Puzhehei, as well as watch the sunrise and sunset.
3. There are many karst caves around Qinglong Mountain, don’t miss them.