Fuxian Lake

Last updated by david at 2014/5/10

With crystal clear water, Fuxian Lake is one of the most famous lakes in China. The average depth of the lake is 87 meters (The deepest is 155 meters) and it has a visibility of 7-8 meters. There live more than 20 kinds of fishes in the lake.

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Fuxian Lake is a good summer resort and it attracts more and more visitors year by year. It is quite a good place for camping, sailing boat and swimming. There are many holiday villages and hotels around the lake.
The major scenic areas include Luchong Village, Jieyu Stone and Gushan Island. What’s more, Fuxian Lake is connected with Xingyun Lake by Haimen River in the south.

Fish’s Boundary

There is a rock called Fish’s Boundary in Haimen River which connects Fuxian Lake and Xingyun Lake. It is miraculous that fishes in the two lakes only live in their own area and never swim to the next lake.   

Black Carps Formation

Thousands of black carps gather together in the lake near Gushan Hill in early autumn when it is warm and sunny. The black carps swim and form a world for fishes themselves covering 3,000 to 4,000 sq meters from 7th to 11thof the lunar calendar. The carps do not leave even when people approach and take photos.
Sacred fish which crack sunflower seeds

There is a sacred fish spring near Lijiashan Village. It is quite strange that some black carps live in the spring although it is not connected with any rivers of lakes. There are many beautiful and mysterious legends about the fishes. And the carps can do what fish in other places can’t do. Whenever people put sunflower seeds in the water, the fish will crack them immediately. Therefore, the local people never eat the fish. They honor the fish as sacred fish and have been feeding them for hundred of years.

Recommended hours for a visit: one day

Solo Adventure Tips:


  Fuxian Lake is located between the three counties which are Chengjiang, Jiangchuan, Huaning in Yuxi City, and it is at a distant of more than 60 kilometres far from Kuming.

How to Get There?

Take the buses from Kunming to Chengjiang. It takes about one hour to get there.

Ticket Price:

Fuxian Lake: 1 RMB         
The sceneries in FuxianLake:      (1).Stone fish sector: 2 RMB (2).Biyun Si: 2 RMB  (3).Gushan Island: 15 RMB

Opening Hours:
the whole day

More Tips:

The delicious local foods in Chengjiang County include the lotus roots, fish produced in Fuixian Lake,  and the stewed yam and rice. When making fish dish, the fishermen usually put some spring water into a bronze pot and cook the fish for about 10 minutes and put some spices into it. The dish is very fresh and tasty.

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