Xianning Grass Sea

Xianning Caohai Xianning Caohai

Grass sea (Chaohai) is situated Xianning County, South of Guizhou Province with an altitude of 2171.7 meters. It is the biggest natural fresh water lake in Guizhou province. The grass sea covers an area of more than 30 sq kilometers and it is known for lush weed and grass.

Grass sea is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. The scenery changes with the seasons. In late spring, Grass Sea flames with azalea in different colors. In summer, Grass Sea is blanket, which looks so soft and green. In autumn, the grass sea is dotted with white, yellow and red flowers. Passing through the grass sea on the boat, you might enter a world which only exists in fairy tales. The winter in Grass sea is so lively. It is the party for the birds which spend their winter here. The lake is abundant in aquatic animals and plants, making it an ideal habitat for birds. It is estimated more then 100 kinds of birds are found here, 70 of which are precious and rare variety including black-necked crane, gray crane, red-crowned crane etc. It is the heaven. Thus, winter and spring are best season to watch these lovely birds.

Grass Sea is not only rich in natural resources but also in cultural activities. Han, Miao, Hui and Yi people living around Grass sea will have celebration on festivals and special occasions: horse-racing, play Lushen (a kind of pipe instrument), singing and dancing.

Grass Sea not only attracts mass of tourists but also experts from home and abroad. Every year, Scientist will come here to do research on environment, animals and plants etc. WWF and ICF are very concerned with the conditions in Grass Sea. It is Pearl of Plateau.
 
In one of best seller in the U.S and France, China Tour Guide Book, being a must-sea scenic spot, Grass sea ranks only after the Great wall.

There are six docks from which you can enter Grass Sea: Yanguang Hill Dock, Baijiazuizi Dock, Reserve Dock, Shijia Dock, Yujia Dock and Xihia Dock. You can choose different docks based on their features and your requirements.

Location: Xianning County, South of Guizhou Province
Entrance fee: RMB 25 per person per day
Transportation: Take long-distance bus for 30 minutes.

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