East Lake Scenic Area
|Statue of Qu Yuan|
Among the six scenic areas, Tingtao and Mo Hill scenic areas are the most two notable and are open to visitors.
Six Major Scenic Spots in East Lake Scenic Area
The lake gate opens to the Tingtao scenic area featuring the rare sequoia especially elegant in late autumn. The Listening-to-the-Waves Tower (Tingtao Xuan), with its classic elegance is one of the famous buildings in this area, along with Land of Water and Cloud (Shuiyun Xiang) which serves as a teahouse, and the Tingtao Inn of Wine, a restaurant offering local fish dishes. On the north, the center of this area, is the Poetry-Reciting Pavilion (Xingyinge), built for memorizing works of Qu Yuan, the great patriotic poet of the State of Chu (one of the seven warring states before Qin (221BC-206BC) in China's first feudal dynasty). Many exhibits about Qu Yuan are featured in this building including his great literary masterpieces. In addition, the first allegory sculpture park in China is here displaying wonderful sculpture and allegories.
Tingtao Scenic Area
Characterized by beautiful landscape, abundant plants, the customs of the State of Chu and unique gardens, the Mo Hill Scenic Area attracts many tourists. In this area, the Chu cultural theme park displays the Chu culture in China. The Botanical Viewing Garden where more than 360 kinds of plants are nursed in 13 special gardens with flowers blooming all the year round - orchids and cherry blossoms in spring, lotus in summer, osmanthus in autumn, and plum blossoms in winter - is also admirable. Two of the most famous are the East Lake Cherry Blossom Park said to be one of the world's three cherry blossom capitals along with Hirosaki in Japan and Washington in America, and the Plum Blossom Garden which is listed as the top plum garden. For more details about Mo Hill, please click Mo Hill.
Mo Hill Scenic Area
Other Four Scenic Areas
|East Lake, Wuhan|
Besides these, the Bird Forest with 200 kinds of birds, the mysterious East Lake Ocean Park, the biggest sand beach bathing area in inner China, the Friendship Forest where many other cities' delegates together with local people have planted trees symbolizing friendship are all worth a visit.
What make the East Lake Scenic Area more incredible are its recreational facilities: the exciting slide way, the ropeway, the yachts, tandem bikes, the skating rink and the pleasure ground for children.
Facilties in East Lake
As Wuhan has a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons, the ideal months to visit are from March to April and from September to October. Thus you avoid the scorching summer heat of July and August with 40 C (104 F) heat, and the cold winter period from November to late January with its severe cold. The festival periods such as the Wuhan International Tourist Festival (Late September-Mid October), Plum Blossom Festival (February-March) are the highly recommended times to visit the East Lake Scenic Area. For detailed information about the climate, please click Wuhan Climate.
Best Time to Visit East Lake
1. Take bus 401, 402, 413, or 625 to Wuhan Zhiwuyuan.
How to get to East Lake Scenic Area
2. Take bus 14, 411, 552, 578, 701, 709 or 810 to Donghulu Sheng Bowuguan.
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|Entrance Fee||Tingtao Scenic Area: Free |
Mo Hill Scenic Area: Free
Luoyan Scenic Area: CNY 13
Chuidi Scenic Area: CNY 7
|Opening Hours||9:00 - 16:30|