Don't miss this if you ever go to Chenzhou. From Chenzhou West train station, take a taxi or private car. Takes about an hour and RMB150, along the scenic river.
The lake is serene, calm, quiet with an amazing backdrop of mountains. There are 2-3 hotels near the lake. I stayed in the last one on the right hand side, which did not have an English name. A nice, clean, family-owned hotel. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
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