Originally known as Dawangtan Reservoir, Phoenix Lake is located in Lianhua Village of Nama Township, Yongning County, Nanning City. It is a very large artificial lake in Nanning; it was originally a flooded river beach. In ancient times, there was a Dawang Temple built here, hence the name Dawangtan. During the Great Leap Forward in 1958, the government organized people to build a reservoir here, blocking the water under the Phoenix Mountain to irrigate farmland and breed a large number of fish. Because of the rich landscape of water and mountains, it has become a popular tourist location, known simply as Phoenix Lake.