Five Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou

Five Flower Lake is located inside Jiuzhaigou National Park, above Pearl Beach Waterfall, below the Panda Lake, and at the upper end of Peacock River in Rize Valley. It covers an area of 90,000 square meters (107,639 square yards) with an altitude of 2,472 meters (2,703 yards), and an average water depth of 5 meters (5.5 yards). It is one of the most wonderful scenic spots in Jiuzhaigou, and has the reputation of “Essence of Jiuzhaigou Scenery”, attracting countless tourists and photographers. The local people of Jiuzhaigou think that Five Flower Lake is a sacred pool, where its water is sprinkled, there will be luxuriant flowers, lush trees and beautiful scenery.
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Why is it called Five Flower Lake?

Because of the travertine deposition on the lake floor, various colorful algae and the distribution difference of submerged plants, it has formed many colorful color blocks in the lake bottom, such as royal blue, emerald green, orange yellow and light red, so it is named Five Flower Lake.


Best Time to Visit Five Flower Lake

Autumn is the best time traveling to Jiuzhaigou Five Flower Lake, especially September and October. In that time period, the hillside around the lake is shrouded in colorful autumn colors, and the colorful forest is reflected on the lake surface and mixes with the colors of lake to form a wonderful and fantastic view, just like a peacock with an open screen.
Also, you are recommended to go there in the morning just after the scenic area is opened. Otherwise, there will be crowds of admirers, leaving no space for you to have a good view and take beautiful pictures.
Another note to take is that going there on a sunny day, when the scenery and pictures will be even more beautiful.
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Best Sites to Appreciate Five Flower Lake

Around the west side of the Five Flower Lake, there is a plank road which is the best place to appreciate the fantastic scenery at a close distance. Another site is Tiger Stone, which is the best site to have a panoramic view of Five Flower Lake.
How to get to Tiger Stone from Five Flower Lake? After appreciating the lake at the plank road, walk northward along the plank road until you reach the north bank of the Five Flower Lake, then keep walking and you will soon reach the end of the plank road, Peacock River, after a wide and gentle slope. It is named Peacock River because the water to the south side of the plank road is colorful with dark green, sapphire blue and emerald yellow mixed with tantalum; on the north side of the plank, the river bend is like a peacock’s head and neck. Walk along the left bank of Peacock River for about 100 meters (109 yards) to the north, then step on the Ring Road and walk along it towards southeast direction for several minutes, you will see the sightseeing platform on the Tiger Stone. Also, you can walk down along the Ring Road from Panda Lake to Tiger Stone.


How to get to Jiuzhaigou Five Flower Lake

From the entrance of Jiuzhaigou National Park, there are sightseeing buses going to Five Flower Lake directly.

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- Last updated on Dec. 05, 2019 -
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