Puzhehei means ‘a pond teeming with fish and shrimp’ in Yi language which used to be a quite village in Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan. Today, Puzhehei has become a popular summer destination among Chinese tourists thanks to its dreamy karst landscape and crystal clear pond with lovely lotus flowers and easy access to get to by the high-speed rail.
Puzhehei Scenic Spot has 56 lakes, 15 rivers, 312 karst hills and 83 karst caves, covering an area of 388 sqm.
Main Scenic Spots: Xianrendong Yi Cultural Village, Bailong Lake, Liulang Cave, Shede Grassland, Swan Lake, etc.
Suggested tour: 1-3 days
Travel by car: Kunming (Shankun/Guangkun Highway) – Shilin (Stone Forest) –Mile –G80 Highway/G8011 Highway –Wenshan Prefecture –Tanfang –Qiubei Puzhehei Exit –Qiubei County –Puzhehei Scenic Spot/National Wetland Park
The whole journey has 368km that takes 3.5-5 hours.
Travel by long-distance bus: Kunming Dongbu Passengers Station (昆明东部汽车客运站) – Puzhehei
Travel by plane: To Wenshan Airport (also called Wenshan Puzhehei Airport) – Take a car to Puzhehei
Travel by High Speed Train: Kunming Nan Railway Station (昆明火车南站) – Puezhehei (80 minutes)
Puzhehei Longquan Lake: A Lu Bai Ma Tou – Music Fountain – Lotus Garden –Puzhehei Xihuang Wetland
Electric Boat: 160 RMB/Person, 50 minutes
Shuangjiashan Matou – Puzhehei Xihuang Wetland –Shuangjiashan Matou
Electric Bamboo Boat: 100 RMB/Person, 50 minutes
Shuagnjiashan Matou – Dawanzi –Huashanshiqiao –Qinglongshan –Puzhehei Lake –Xianren Lake –Shuangjiashan
Electric Boat: 260 RMB/Person, 150 minutes
Electric Boat: Shuangjiashan Matou – Lotus Garden – Dawanzi (Cherry Valley) – Huashan Shiqiao –Qinglongshan Matou
Raft: Puzhehei Lake –Qingrenqiao –Shenyuchi – Lotus Road – Xianren Lake –Swan Lake –Pucaotang Matou
380 RMB/Person, 240 minutes.
Take a local bus to Longtan Miao Ethnic Village (which takes 2 hours)
Miao Ethnic costume exhibition – Miao Hulusheng (a traditional ethnic instrument) Performance – Miao ethnic weaving and embroidery workshop – Traditional Ethnic Houses Tour
Fish soup, Red Kidney Beans boiled with local Ham, Shrimp, Lotus Leaf stir fry with Egg, Lotus Seeds Porridge, Radix Notoginseng Chicken Soup, Wenshan BBQ, etc.