We traveled from Chengdu to Kunming by high-speed rail that morning, spending around 6 hours. The landscape on the way was fabulous, sweeping all the fatigue of the journey.
Traveling to Dianchi Lake at dusk, we got stuck in the traffic jam in the center of Kunming.
“Endless Stream of Horse and Carriages”
Finally… We managed to arrived at Dianchi Lake at about 8 p.m.
Dianchi Lake, also known as Kunming Lake, lies at the foot of the Western Hills in Kunming city. With a stunning landscape and an elevation of 1,885 meters (6,185 feet), it is praised as the “Pearl of the Plateau”.
Dianchi Lake is the most beautiful at dawn and sunset. The refraction of the ethereal rays glitter on the water surface just like thousands of silver fish swimming and playing. This ocean-like lake is indeed the best place to go for those people who wish to get away from the bustling city and be close to nature.
The light was dim, though. Then we just went for a stroll along the bank and tasted a famous Yunnan dish-Steam Pot Chicken.