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Here are the 8 lakes we have listed within China - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Pangong Tso
(Southwest China, China / Jammu and Kashmir, India)
14,270 Pangong Tso Pictures Pangong Tso Message Forums Also known as: Pangong Lake
Sprawled along the border between North India and Southwest China, Pangong Tso is one of the most spectacular sights in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India and the Chinese area of Tibet. Occupying a basin between tall peaks, the 172,800-acre lake is located at 14,270 feet elevation and usually appears ...
Five Flower Lake
(Sichuan, China)
8,110 Five Flower Lake Pictures Five Flower Lake Message Forums Also known as: Wuhua Hai, Wuhua Lake
China's Jiuzhaigou National Park is a protected nature reserve with a beautiful and pristine collection of natural wonders. Among those are many placid and sparkling lakes, including Five Flower Lake, as well as 17 waterfalls, dozens of species of exotic animals, and steep and rugged valleys that seem ...
Heavenly Lake
(Northwest China, China)
6,496 Heavenly Lake Pictures Heavenly Lake Message Forums Also known as: Tian Chi, Heavenly Pond, Heavenly Pool, Pearl of Heaven
One of the most beautiful spots in northwest China's Xinjiang Province, Heavenly Lake-Tian Chi-is aptly named. A natural lake high in the Heavenly Mountains, the pristine waters lie in the shadow of Bogeda Feng Peak. Long a revered spot by Buddhist monks at the temple on the lake, the beautiful scenery ...
Erhai Lake
(Southwest China, China)
6,470 Erhai Lake Pictures Erhai Lake Message Forums Also known as: Er Lake, Yeyuze, Kunming Lake (historic)
Known as the Pearl of the Plateau, Yunnan's Erhai Lake has been enchanting both native and foreign visitors for thousands of years. Nestled like a shining gem in a tectonic fault on the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan Province, the lake is somewhat crescent or ear-shaped. The name translates as Sea of Ear ...
Kanas Lake
(Northwest China, China)
4,396 Kanas Lake Pictures Kanas Lake Message Forums Also known as: Hanas Lake, Kanasi Lake
One of the most interesting and beautiful tourist destinations in China's far northwest region is Kanas Lake. Located in the Altay Mountains, the glacially-carved lake forms a kidney-shaped gem along the glacier-fed Kanas River. At 4,396 feet elevation, the surroundings are alpine with spectacular scenery. ...
Reed Flute Cave
(South Central China, China)
579 Reed Flute Cave Pictures Reed Flute Cave Message Forums Also known as: Art Palace of Nature
Reed Flute Cave is one of southern China's most popular tourism spots. This fantastic cave is the highly-decorative result of an ancient underground lake; dripping, seeping water is still creating the fantastic stalactites, stalagmites and limestone pillars that produce its fantasy landscapes. Pools ...
Poyang Lake
(East China, China)
39 Poyang Lake Pictures Poyang Lake Message Forums Also known as: Boyang, Po Yang Hu, Poyanghu
Poyang Lake is China's largest freshwater lake-also known as one of China's five Great Lakes. This massive shallow lake is located in Jiangxi Province, in the east region of the country. Long revered and the source of life and income for many in the region, Poyang Lake has changed radically in recent ...
West Lake
(East China, China)
33 West Lake Pictures West Lake Message Forums Also known as: Qiantang Lake,Outer West Lake, West Inner Lake, North Inner Lake, Little South Lake, Yue Lake
One of the most beautiful engineered environments in China is West Lake. Originally a spring-fed bay on the Qiantang River, the lake was formed about 2000 years ago when silting dammed off the lake from the river itself. A series of improvements for irrigation purposes and for aesthetic value over hundreds ...

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