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Wuhan - East Lake Park

Hubei - Jingzhou - Shiyan - Wuhan - Yichang

East Lake (Dong Hu), located on the south bank of the Yangtze River and the east of Wuchang, is one of the major tourist attractions in Wuhan. It is the biggest lake within a city in China.

Covering an an area of 89 square kilometer and containing 33 square kilometer of water, the lake is nearly 6 times larger than Hangzhou's West Lake. Characterized by its clear water, abundant plants, strong customs of Chu and unique gardens, the lake, with over 120 bends in the branch streams and 111.5 kilometer shoreline, is also called "the lake of 99 bays".

Due to abundant rainfall and sunshine as well as a humid climate, East Lake has rich botanical resources. There are 372 kinds of trees and over 390 varieties of flowers, of which plum blossom and lotus are the most famous. Based on this, China's Plum Research Center and Lotus Research Center are set here.

6 scenic areas were established on the lake area, namely Tingtao (Listening to Surging Waves), Moshan (millstone-shaped Hill), Luoyan (Diving Wild Goose), Baima (White Horse), Chuidi (Playing the Flute), and Luohong Hills, adding additional beauty to the lake.

Watersports, like boating, Yachting and swimming are also offered.