East Lake Scenic Zone

East Lake Scenic Zone - Wuhan Travel GuideThe East Lake Scenic Zone in the Wuchang section of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, is one of the country's biggest natural lake scenic areas covering some 88.19 square kilometers including a water area of 33 square kilometers.

According to local sources, new parks with a variety of features will be built along East Lake's 18-km-long bank. In addition to widening roadbeds along the lake and removing some trees, workers will also construct a 3-meter-wide platform from which to view the lake. As part of the reconstruction efforts, fencing along two nearby universities on the lake will also be pulled down.

The East Lake Scenic Zone now attracts two million tourists a year, barely 10 percent of the number of people who visit West Lake in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province. The reconstruction and enhancement of the lake region is calculated to woo more tourists to East Lake.