Covering an area of 73 square kilometers including 33 square kilometers of lake area, the East Lake is located in the downtown of Wuhan City and it is the largest inner city lake in China. It has been listed as an AAAA level scenic area in China in the year of 2000.
Surrounded by urban area and small parks and featured densely distributed plants, the East Lake is divided into six scenic areas characterized by its respective charm and beauty: the Tingtao Scenic Area, the Moshan Scenic Area, the Chuidi Scenic Area, the Luoyan Scenic Area, the Luohong Scenic Area together with the Baima Scenic Area whose project is uncompleted nowadays. Among which the first four scenic areas are the main areas opening to the travelers whose attractions total more than 100, which will make your time visiting here fulfilled.
The temperate climate such as the sufficient rainfall and sunshine makes the scenery of the East Lake alluring and fantastic all the year round. You can view the verdant hills and green waters and enjoy the singing of the birds in spring, take a boat in the lake under the blue sky in fresh and cool atmosphere in summer, appreciate the red leaves all over the mountain while intoxicated in the sweet osmanthus in autumn and admire the elegant plum decorated by the snow in winter—all of these will make your trip in Wuhan amazing and memorable! When travelling here, you can also see various plants such as Snow Pines, Dawn Redwoods (Shui-Has), and Camphor trees. Do not forget to have a view to the special and exquisite plum park inside the East Lake as it will leave you a wonderful mood!
Travel tips: 1) ticket prices: free for Tingtao Scenic Area; 60 Yuan/adult for the Moshan Scenic Area; 13 Yuan/adult for the Luoyan Scenic Area; 20 Yuan/adult for the Maan Shan Forest Park in peak season during 11th March to 10th June, 11th November to 10th December and 7 Yuan/adult for the rest time of a year. 2) Ways to go there: take the city public buses No. 14; 36; 401; 402; 411; 423; 515; 605; 701; 712; 578; 573; 537; 643 or take the trolleybus line 1 and line 8.