Dongjiang Lake, Chenzhou
(郴州市东江湖旅游区 chēn zhōu dōng jiāng hú lyǔ yóu qū)
The picturesque Dongjiang Lake, one of the biggest of its kind in Hunan province, located to the east of Chenzhou's urban center, has served as a reservoir ever since it was built in 1986. Known for its resplendent natural beauty, the total scenic area covers 160 square kilometers, including the Hougu Mountain Rainfall, Dongjiang Reservoir Dam, Yongcui Gorge and Swan Mountain National Forest Park. The 8.12 billion cubic meters of water in Dongjiang Lake meets national drinking standards.
Dongjiang Lake scenic area is rich in dense forest cover and the natural vegetation located there has been classified as a first-class nature reserve. Tourists can enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area's rivers, lakes and waterfalls, such as rafting, water slides and fishing.
One of the most remarkable natural spectacles in Dongjiang Lake scenic area is the seemingly magical water mist that forms just before sunrise and right after sunset over Dongjiang Lake between April and November every year. Across the 12-kilometer flat lake, between the gatehouse of the Dongjiang Lake scenic area and the Dongjiang Reservoir Dam, radiant rosy clouds slowly rise, creating sunrise-colored walls of color.
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
Ideal Sightseeing Season: Late March to early November
Opening Hours: Open throughout the day
Ticket Price: 85 yuan ($12.24) during the peak season (April 1 to Oct 31)
80 yuan during the peak season (Nov 1 to March 31)
① Children under 6 and children below 1.3 meters;
② Disabled persons, disabled revolutionary servicemen, those aged 65 or above with valid certificate.
Half Price: 42 yuan during the peak season; 40 yuan during the low season.
① Minors aged from 6 to 18;
② Active servicemen, retired army officers, those aged 60 to 65 with valid certificate;
③ Full-time university bachelor or junior degrees with registered student ID card;
④ Teenagers from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan with valid certificate or registered student ID card.
Address: Dongjiang Lake scenic area, Zixing city, Chenzhou city, Hunan province
1. The ten days in the middle of April and October are the best times to enjoy the beautiful sight of mist.
2. Visitors with valid ticket can tour the Dongjiang Lake Rare Stone Pavilion for free.
3. Visitors need to buy ticket with their ID card.