Tinghu Lake in Yanshan County, Wenshan
Tinghu lake听湖 is 3.6 kilometers from the northeast of Yanshan County砚山县, with a storage capacity of 17.58 million cubic meters. Five isolated islands in the reservoir all have their own characteristics.
Chinese Name: 砚山县听湖
English Name: Tinghu Lake in Yanshan County, Wenshan
Best Time: All year
Recommended Visiting Hours: 1-3 hours
Opening Hours: All day
Address: In the Northeast of Yanshan County, Wenshan, Yunnan云南省文山砚山县东北面
Why is Tinghu Lake So Special?
Tinghu lake听湖 is 3.6 kilometers northeast of Yanshan county, with a storage capacity of 17.58 million cubic meters. The five isolated islands in the reservoir have their own characteristics. The lake is centered on the Shuangfeng island, which divides the 4900-meter-long reservoir area into two parts. The Shuangfeng island is 500 meters long and 250 meters wide, on the eastern side of the island, due to the change of topography, it looks like a huge mountain eagle swooping toward the water. There is a 700-meter long island called Shetou Island in the west of the lake, the part that stretches into the water is 250 meters wide, and the part near the shore is only 50 meters, resembling a sucking python. The other three islets with similar size are located on the east, west and north of the lake evenly, like three turtles floating on the water.
Yanshan County’s Tinghu Lake Scenic Area “Gold Coast” integrates tourism, leisure, beach sports, catering and entertainment, especially the children’s ecological park, the Spring Festival Lantern Show and other distinctive activities to meet the needs of urban people for entertainment, tourism, and fitness. A lot of tourists are attracted here for sightseeing.
1. Xiangshuilong Miao Ethnic Village
Xiangshuilong Miao Ethnic Village响水龙苗族村, located at Sanhe Village Committee三合村委会 of Panlong Yi Ethnic Town in Yanshan County, Wenshan, is a distinctive ethnic village with Miao and Zhuang minority, as well as strong ethnic culture. Every year on the second day to seventh day of the first lunar month, the Miao compatriots from various villages get together to celebrate Huashan Festival花山节, the grandest festival of Miao minority.
2. Luduke Catholic Church鲁都克天主教堂
Luduke Catholic Church鲁都克教堂 is located about 130 kilometers west of Yanshan county, Yunnan province. Luduke Catholic Church鲁都克天主教堂 is a courtyard house with stone and wood structure, covering an area of about 700 square meters. It has the characteristic of French architecture, and it is also a key cultural relic protection unit of Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture.
Best Time to Visit
Tour is suitable all year round, but it is recommended to visit Tinghu Lake on sunny days. During sunny days, the lake view is better.
How to Get There
Tinghu Lake听湖 is not far from the county seat of Yanshan County, transportation in Yanshan County is relatively convenient. You have two ways to get to Tinghu Lake of Yanshan County.
1. By Long-distance Bus
There are non-stop long-distance buses from Kunming to Yanshan County.
Kunming East Bus Station-Yanshan Bus Terminal
Departure Time: 10:00, 11:30, 14:00, 20:30
Price: 113 CNY
Distance: 308 kilometers
Consume Time: 3.5-4 hours
2. By Railway
If you want to take train, you should go to Puzhehei first, There are trains from Kunming South Railway Station to Puzhehei Railway Station. The ticket price is about 75 yuan, and you will spend 1 hour and 15 minutes on train. Then another 1.5 hours are needed from Puzhehei to Yanshan County.
Accommodation in Yanshan County
You can stay in Yanshan County for overnight, accommodation conditions in Yanshan County are relatively good.
1. Yulan Hotel砚山御澜大酒店
Address: No.8, Xingcheng Avenue, Yanshan County, Wenshan文山州砚山县兴城大道8号
Starting Price: 158 CNY
2. Longhuyuan Hotel砚山龙湖元酒店
Address: Qixiang Avenue, Yanshan County, Wenshan文山州砚山县七乡大道
Starting Price: 145 CNY
3. Yancao Hotel砚山县烟草大酒店
Address: Yanhua East Road, Yanshan County, Wenshan文山州砚山县砚华东路
Starting Price: 125 CNY
Useful Travel Tips
1. Caring for the environment, please take away your own garbage when you leave.
2. If you are not good at swimming, please put on the life vest when doing some water sports.
3. Please take care of your valuables to avoid falling into water or losing.