Zhongdian Bita Lake Picture

Bita Lake is known as holy lake, surrounded by spruce covered mountains and azalea fields, Zhongdian attraction image

Bita Lake is known as holy lake, surrounded by spruce covered mountains and azalea fields. In Tibetan, bita means piece of land as soft as cattle hair..

It is a provincial nature reserve, located 25km east of the seat of Zhongdian County .It occupies a total area of 840 square kilometers with the Bita Lake as the center of this scenic spot, its length from the north to south is about 60km and the width from the east to the west is 14km. The elevation of the Bita Lake surface is 3,539 meters, and the length of the lake from the east to the west is 3,000 meters. The average depth of the lake is 20 meters, with the maximum depth of 40 meters. The total water area is 159 hectares, which is very clear and tranquil. If you row a boat on the water on a fine day, you will see the water world 10 meters below. The local Tibetans believe that it appeared when a fairy lady dropped her miracle mirror on this place. In the novel "The Lost Horizon" James Hills depicts it as a "Blue Lake", an essential part of "Shangri-La".

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