Forth Choice: Puzhehei Scenic Area in Yunnan
Located 11 kilometers from Qiubei county, Yunnan province, Puzhehei Scenic Area is a basin scenic area with about 300 peaks surrounding the banks of the lakes. Local girls dressed in folk costumes adorned with jingling silver ornaments and embroidery; rowsmall wooden boats to send travelers along the winding 21-kilometer water corridor through Xianren Lake, Puzhehei Lake and Luoshuidong Lake. There are about 100 karst caves, most with two floors - a higher dry cave and a lower wet cave with an elevation of 1,450 meters.
How to get there:
You can find buses at the Kunming Eastern Bus Terminal.
Driving time is about four hours to Qiubei. From Qiubei you can catch a minibus or taxi to Puzhehei. Costs range from 45 Yuan to 65 Yuan.
Tips: 1. The best time to visit Puzhehei is between May and September with June and July being the standout months as the water lilies are in full bloom.
2. Accommodations can be found in Qiubei County or the Puzhehei Holiday Village. Qiubei provides lower cost options; but at about 100 yuan Puzhehei Holiday Village is quite affordable.