Ai'ding Lake

Ai'ding Lake, Shanshan County: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Ai'ding Lake Reviews: 3.5/5

Ai'ding Lake
3.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Yitekale Country, Shanshan County 838200 China

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UndercoverExpat
Perth, Australia226 contributions
Absolutely peaceful
May 2013 • Friends
We got here before sunset (thanks to non-BeiJing time, it was still open) and enjoyed walking along the boardwalk to the concrete globe. Luckily for us, it was duck feeding time.
Written August 12, 2013
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suriChristchurch
Christchurch89 contributions
Death Valley - but better
Sep 2011 • Solo
You will either love, or hate this place. Not many tourists come here, and it is not on most tour itineraries. But it is a fascinating, harsh place..

This place is the second lowest place on earth (140m below sea level) whilst also being about the furthest place in the world from the ocean. I suspect it is also close to the hottest place on earth in summer. We did actually fry an egg on the road here.

There is a monument at the lowest point (a very hot 1 km walk from the carpark) And a series of plaques naming other low places in China (not surprisingly the cities at sea level, like Shanghai!).

That is it. By the way the "lake" dried up a while ago, so it is now a salt pan - although fish skeletons can still be seen in the lake bed.

It is one of those places you go to - to say you have been. If you are that sort of person.

PS there is a fee, but never anyone there to collect it.

Addendum - a couple of very nice Uighur villages to explore on the way to Aiding Lake from Turpan. And the road passes near some real karez systems (not the ones made for tourists in the Karez attractions) that can be explored - but take care they can be dangerous.
Written August 25, 2012
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