This video was taken from Guangyu Pavilion in October, where you can enjoy a bird-eye's view of the Kanas Lake. Kanas Lake is one of the most impressive sights in the North Xinjiang Region. It is located in one of the most remote border areas, where China converges with Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.
The finger-shaped lake covers 45 square kilometers and has an average depth of 120 meters, making it the deepest fresh water lake in China. During most of the year, the water in the lake remains a dazzling turquoise, and its color changes according to the season and the weather conditions. In May, the water is caesious from the melting snow of the surrounding peaks; in July, the water turns an aquamarine blue; in August, the water change to a dark green; and from September to May, the water is dazzling turquoise.
By the way, nearby villagers believe that a giant mysterious creature, known as the Kanas Lake monster, lives in the 390ft deep lake. It's claimed that the beast, often likened to the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, would occasionally emerge to drag horses into the water before eating them. Experts believe the allegedly monster is a group of Siberian giant trouts (Hucho taimen), a species belonging to the salmon family.
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