Yuxi Xingyun Lake
Introduction of the tourist spot:
The altitude of the surface of Xingyun Lake is 1 meter higher than that of Fuxian lake. The lake is 10.5 kilometers from south to north. The average width is 3.8 kilometers from east to west and the narrowest place is 2.3 kilometers. The coastline of the lake is 36.3 kilometers long and the total area is 34.71 square kilometers. The average depth of the lake is 7 meters and the deepest point is 10 meters. The transparent depth of the lake is about 1.5 meters. The water in the lake is in dark green and very clear. The glistening light of the waves is charming and attractive. During the cloudless night, the bright moonlight shines upon the lake, looking like numerous stars glinting and falling into the lake. It also looks as brilliant as the cloud. So the lake get its name Xingyun Lake (literally Star-Cloud Lake).
As a nutritious lake, Xingyun Lake is a nature place to develop aquiculture. It also set up a professional department to reproduce and breed fish very early in Yunnan Province. The lake abounds with national famous Jiangchuan bullhead fish and whitebait. The bullhead fish is famous for its big head, fat flesh and delicious taste. The whitebait also has a top taste, which are sold far to Japan.
There are a lot of springs along the lake. The Zhaojiawan Luozhipu Hot Spring is in the east. Hot water effuses all year round and it is a natural bath room for the tourists. The Haixi village hot springs are in the west of the lake, which are also called Early Street. There is a double-well hot spring here, where 5 spring mouths are in row in a short distance of 1 li (about 0.5 kilometer). To the astonishment, the temperature of the water in the north mouth is higher than that of the south counterpart. The disparity between the north most mouth and the south most mouth is 8℃- 9℃. It is a perfect place for bathing and recuperation beside Xingyun Lake.