Wenxian Tianchi Lake is situated on the Tianwei Mountain, which is about 100 kilometers from the north of Wenxian county, Longnan city. Because of the earth movement in the remote ancient times, the earth’s crust here was broken, and the Yangtang River was blocked, so a gourd shaped lake formed on the top of 2,400 meter-high mountain.
This Tianchi Lake of Gansu Province covers an area of 20 square kilometers. And it is 480 meters deep and made up of 9 large curves and103 smaller curves. Around this Tianchi Lake, mountains rise and fall like waves. As for the sceneries, they are so beautiful that even beyond your imagination. The water in the lake is so clear that you can see the lake bottom. In the sunny days, no waves in the lake, sceneries around match the lake well, they form a beautiful picture together. When come across a rainy day or a fog day, all things here are vogue, so another picture is formed, just like the Heaven. But when the rain stops and frog disperses, you will find this magic picture changes again. Sunshine on the lake and breeze blows. What a Heaven Pond it is! What is more, winter here is not too cold and summer is not too hot as well. In one word, climate here is very pleasant. Besides these beautiful sceneries, precious breed trees of 145,000 square mu(a noun of Chinese measuring method，1 mu is about 0.165 acre) are full of the mountains around Tianchi Lake. They are green and flouring. Valuable herbs and delicious wild food are also endless in this lake area.