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Fulong Lake is located in the Fulong Lake Eco-tourism Economic Development Zone in Shan County, Heze City. Laozi used to live in Liji, located on the south side of the lake. According to legend, Laozi was traveling on the back of a buffalo to Liji along the lakeside and decided to stay here when he noticed the remoteness and serenity of the environment. Today, most of the houses in Liji are still primitive, stomped-earth structures, which gives the area a stoic, melancholic undertone. Looking out over Fulong Lake, Laozi's teaching of "the highest excellency is like the water” reverberates across the ripples. Reeds and tall grasses cover the lake side, while lotus leaves dance in the breeze. The lake is an important habitat for gray cranes, white pelicans and wild ducks.