Wuhan's floating forest a huge attraction for tourists
East Lake, the biggest scenery tourist attraction in Wuhan and also the largest lake within a city in China, is located on the south bank of the Yangtze River and in the east suburb of Wuchang. It covers an area of 87 square kilometers (33 square kilometers of water area) that is five times greater than the area of the West Lake in Hangzhou .
Because of its winding banks and crisscrossing ponds and brooks, it is called 'a lake with 99 bays'. The East Lake Scenic Area was formed from many famous scenic spots along the bank. The six major ones are Tingtao (Listening to Surging Waves), Mo Hill (Millstone Hill), Luoyan (Diving Wild Goose), Baima (White Horse), Chuidi (Playing Flutes), and Luohong Hills.
Tourists visit the Zhangdu Lake Wetland by boat in Xinzhou District, Wuhan City, Central China's Hubei Province. Tens of thousands of Chinese sequoias grown in the one-meter-deep water make visitors feel like drifting in a magical floating forest.
Best Time to Visit 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