As one part of the larger Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Baofeng ("Treasure Peak") Lake is reputed as a classical lake in the world. It was listed as a World Heritage site in 1992. With an area of 275 hectares, Baofeng Lake Scenic Area consists of Baofeng Lake and Yingwo Stockade Village.
Baofeng Lake and the area immediately surrounding it offer pristinely beautiful natural scenery. It is located in the mountains, where there is abundant water and fresh air. Baofeng Lake is bordered by lush green trees and shrub-clad stone peaks of various shapes that enclose the lake and give it a fairytale-like atmosphere. Indeed, Baofeng Lake is a reservoir, with a dam enclosing its waters, not for the purpose of power generation, but for the purpose of crop irrigation.
There are also marvelous running waterfalls pouring out like troops from heaven descending to the world. Yixiantian Valley, less than an average of four meters wide, is another wonderful scenic spot. Only a line of the sky can be seen from the bottom of the valley, which resembles a seemingly long and thin silk thread. The length, narrowness, and depth here are rare for national scenic spots.
Lake Baofeng lies calmly, like a goddess, outstanding and pure, projecting a sense of peace. When you boat in the lake, you can see the reflection of the marvelous stone peaks and green trees in symmetric display, creating great pleasure for visitors. That™s why the lake is reputed as Paradise in the Hunan World.