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East Lake

east lakeEast Lake is located on south bank of the Yangtze River and east of Wuchang, and is one of the major tourist attractions in Wuhan. It is the biggest lake in a city within China, and a great spot for good photography.

The lake covers 33 square kilometers and stretches far into the distance. Ancient pagodas and temples scattered in 34 verdant hills around the lake make the scenic spot more historic and imposing. All the six areas of the East Lake have in common green hills, clear waters, and an abundance of woods and typical style of Chu Culture.

Among all kinds of flowers, plum, lotus and cassia are of great reputation. The National Plum and Lotus Research Center is set up here. The East Lake used to be a private farm several decades ago. In 1950 the farm was turned into a scenic spot. The government provided an enormous financial support to start.

In 1982 the East Lake was rated by the State Council as one of the first group of national key resorts. It receives more than two millions tourists a year.

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