Puzhehei Scenic Area small Guilin in Yunnan

Puzhehei Scenic Area Honghe Yunnan
With its crystal clear water, karst peaks, and green hills and caves, Yunnan Puzhehei Scenic Area is renowned as Miniature Guilin in Yunnan. Villages of the Yi, Miao and Zhuang ethnic groups are built along the banks of the tranquil lakes and enliven the area with their local festivities. The highlight of the show is the Puzhehei lake and lotus pool.

 Miniature Guilin

Located more than 300 kilometers southeast of Kunming, Yunnan Puzhehei Scenic Area is a paradise vaguely reminiscent of China's Guilin and its sugarloaves. Thus, it has earned the nickname “Miniature Guilin”. This huge natural park covers some 200 km², attracting visitors by exquisite scenery. Puzhehei is a region interspersed with pastures. It contains karst caves and peaks, some of which are very impressive. Although there is no river, many lakes in the park can make up this disadvantage, considering how the mountains reflect on the surface of the crystal clear water. Many ethnic villages, including Yi and their well-preserved customs give divine charm to this site

Multi-minority Scenic Area

Just as the Stone Forest of Kunming, the Sani branch derived from Yi minority group settled here 400 years ago. On the shores of Lake Puzhehei, there were over 3,000 Yi who settled in small villages. The Sani village, currently, has 75 families, nearly 1,000 people! Zhuang and Miao also live in the Puzhehei park and sought to develop a vibrant culture. While performing on the corridor between Luoshuidong, Xianren and Puzhehei lakes, it is possible to approach the Zhuang girls who still wear their traditional costume. These locals hold festivals throughout the year. Visitors may have the opportunity to attend the face painting festival of Yi or the Minzhi festival of Sani.

Puzhehei Lake

The lake's name means “the pool of fish and shrimp” in the Yi language.. This lake, which is 2.5 kilometers long and 300 meters wide, is lined with red tiled Yi houses and karst peaks and hills of pastures in the background. Even some areas of the caves are worth visiting, some are dry and others are more humid. The most important site of the lake is the pool of lotus, which covers 741 acres. Some of these wild lotuses are extremely rare. Reflections of green hillsides on the crystal waters of this pool add exceptional charm. A cruise on the waters or stroll through the small villages would be pleasant experience. You can also admire some of the most beautiful panoramas of Yunnan. This is a wonderful paradise, a unique place in the middle pasture of sugarloaves. The best time is to visit is in the summer during the time of lotus blooming, as the lake then illuminates in color while the peaks and forests shines with greenery.

Other highlights in Puzhehei

In addition to the cruise on Puzhehei, the peaceful water of Lake Luoshuidong also offers nice relaxing time. There we can appreciate the beautiful sound from the young Zhuang girls along the banks in the quiet villages of Yi and Miao minorities. During the cruise on Puzhehei, it is recommended to make a stop at the cave where Yi Yezhutang once buried their dead. Similarly, a short walk into the village of Xianrendong before returning the boat is often delightful. This Sani Village is a beautiful site, amid clear lakes and lush vegetation. It is a magical world.


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