The East Lake in Wuhan is located in the eastern suburb of the Wuchang City, Hubei Province. Built into a park after the founding of new China, it was listed among the first batch national key scenic resorts by the State Council in 1982.
The East Lake scenic area covers an area of 87 square kilometers, of which the water area is about 33 square kilometers. The lake has bending banks. With continuous mountains on the south bank and hills on east and west banks, the north bank is flat. Over 70 various constructions were built along the lake, including pavilions, terraces, and towers, together with more than 2 million species of trees.
According to different natural environments, the scenic area can be divided into 6 parts, namely listen to rotes, Mill Hill, fallen wild goose, white horse, piping, and Luohong, among which scenic spots in the listen to rotes area are near each other. Walking through the Huangliwan Gate of the East Lake, one will find the listen to rotes area. With weeping willows along the lake, this area, surrounded by stretching mountains, has a lotus pond. One can also find a number of yachts berthed along the bank. Main scenic spots and constructions in this area include the Xingyin Pavilion, the Changtian Building, Jiunudun Monument, and the Huguang Pavilion. The Xingyin Pavilion was built to commemorate patriotic poet Qu Yuan. Built on a mid-lake island between Lotus Wind and Fallen Feather bridges, the three-storeyed pavilion features a traditional national architectural style, with green tiles and round columns.