Monday marks the Summer Solstice and also the beginning of Chinese solar term Xiazhi. Decorated by vivid green reed marshes, the Bosten Lake in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region changes into its summer costume, displaying stunning natural scenery.
Bosten Lake is located in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang, and is surrounded by the Gobi Desert, hence its name “Bosten,” which means “oasis” in the Uygur language. It is the largest lake in Xinjiang and one of the largest inland freshwater lakes in the country. The lush reeds, beautiful desert and water are always attractive to tourists from all over the world.