Bosten Lake

Bosten Lake is called Bagrax, Baghrash Kol in Mongonia and Uygur language respectively. Other names include Xihai, Yanzhejinghai, Dunhongpuhai in Han Dynasty and Beiwei Dynasty.Bosten Lake is the biggest inland of freshwater Lake of China. The lake is 992.2 square kilometers around, 62.8 kilometers long and 15.8 kilometers wide when the water level is 1,048 meters. The maximum depth and width reach 16.5 meters and 35.2 kilometers respectively. The mean depth is 8.08 meters.

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With flourishing reed and wild lotus, Bosten Lake is the paradise for the waterfowl. There are lush grasses in summer and reed catkins in fall. The fishing boats shuttle back and forth and the birds are flying above the lake. All are just the same as the south of China. However, the Bosten Lake turns to be the natural skating place in winter.

Kaidu River, Qingshui River, Huangshui, Wushitala River and Peacock River are all the source of Bosten Lake. The Peacock River flows into Lop Nur after running through the Korla and Weili County. Bosten Lake is the important fishery base of Xinjiang, and the ideal place to raise the muskrat whose fur is soft and beautiful and enjoying the fame of "the soft gold" in the international market.
 

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