Caohai Lake


Caohai Lake

by Live in Guizhou

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Located in the outskirts of Weining County of Guizhou Province, Caohai Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in Guizhou Plateau. The entire lake is surrounded by green mountains, therefore it forms a unique natural environment – warm in winter and cool in summer.

In the lake, there are plenty of aquatic animals and plants. All of these add more color to the lake. For example, every year from March to April, Caohai Lake is decorated with numerous flourishing flowers which live under water; while enormous areas of azalea will cover the fields around the lake in autumn. For this reason, autumn is considered being the best season to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this lake. In addition, visitors can take boats to enjoy the lake in closer proximity. There are also some aquatic animals living here, such as bitterns, wild geese, wild ducks and long-tailed pheasants.

With its rich aquatic plants and mild climate, Caohai Lake is one of the best habitats for birds. In early spring and late autumn every year, more than 100,000 birds will migrate here. These include the black-necked crane, the red-crowned crane, the white stork and so on. So this lake is also called “the Kingdom of Birds”.