an area of 1,150 square kilometers, Bosten Lake is the largest
lake in Xinjiang. The lake is 57 kilometers to the northwest
of Korla. Water in the lake averages 10 meters deep while the
deepest point is 16 meters. The lake is abundant in fishes and
flute on the banks. It is Xinjiang’s fishery base and one of
China flute production base.
"Bosten" is from the Mongol language which means “standing”. The lake is so called because of its three islands. Now the Bosten Lake is renowned as Xinjiang’s Oriental Hawaii for its unique landscape and natural beauty. The lush green fields offer a great contrast to the wide, lifeless and dull Gebi desert in the vicinity.