Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Nanhu Lake Park

Picture above shows Mathew Yakai paddling on Nanhu Lake in China on 23rd July, 2008. Located in the southwest of Changchun City, China, the park covers about 222 hectares of land, including 93 hectares of lake. Being the largest park in Changchun, it was established in 1993. The lake is vast, with willows hanging down all along the banks. There is an island in the center, with an arch bridge connecting it with the bank, and a pavilion and three bridges. There is also the Nanhu Bridge and the Nanhu Hotel. Colorful boats dot the lake. In the park, there are many kinds of trees and shrubs, covering 50 percent of the park, including coniferous trees, broad-leaved trees and fruit trees. Tourists can swim, boat, fish and play in summer, and sleigh and go ice boating in winter.