Only about one-hour drive from downtown Chengdu, Shixiang Lake Scenic Spot (Stone Elephant Lake) in Pujiang County is known as one of the best sites around Chengdu for flower appreciation. Also a popular tourist attraction, the site hosts a number important flower festivals each year. The 2016 Lily Flowers & Wind-bells Festival is held at present at the scenic spot, highlighting a large land with thousands of lilies and seasonal flowers.
Best time for lily flower appreciation: Mid-September to Mid-October
How to get there:
Take a bus at Xinnanmen Bus Station in downtown Chengdu (departures: 8:30 and 9:50 every morning; transportation fare: about RMB30).
Shixiang Lake Scenic Spot
Shixiang Lake Scenic Spot is located in Pujiang County and is known as the Garden of Chengdu. Pujiang has forest coverage of 45.5% and attracts visitors for its mild climate, fresh air and picturesque sights, including the famous Shixiang Lake and Chaoyang Lake.
Apr 15, 2015
With the greenery coverage over 90%, Shixianghu Park is dubbed as the “jade embedded upon the Chengdu Plain”.
Mar 11, 2016
Shixiang Lake: Green Lake, Deep Forest and Dazzling Flower Farms
The Shixiang Lake (Stone Elephant Lake) Scenic Spot crowns the ecological environment of Pujiang County in southwestern Chengdu.
Jul 21, 2014
Foreigners Go for Spring Outing in Shixiang Lake
Themed "Explore Chengdu," the event was aimed to offer foreigners who are living, working, studying or traveling in the city an opportunity to enjoy enchanting spring sceneries of suburban Chengdu.