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Nianjia Lake: a beauty and no mistake

Updated: 2017-12-19

 

Hunan Martyr's Park sits slap-bang at the center of Changsha and is the city's largest and most popular urban park. As one of China's National Key Parks, it is only fitting that it is packed full of interesting things for visitors to do and see, including its many monuments, bridges and lakes.

 

One such watery body is the man-made Nianjia Lake that is located in the middle of the park like blob of jelly in the middle of a doughnut, lined with sweet-smelling redwoods and maples, and a place for a little excitement.

 

Situated in the center of Changsha, capital city of Hunan province, the 115.2-acre Nianjia Lake is lined with a litany of loud and colorful foliage – a gorgeous natural artwork in the middle of winter. [Photo by Yu Shaojie/icswb.com]

 

Vessels bob and spot the water on Nianjia Lake, the seamen and women aboard gaining a water-level view of the landscape to the gentle ebb and flow and rock of their boats.[Photo by Yu Shaojie/icswb.com]

 

Straight as a dart and a piece of structuralist art, a speed boat speeds parallel past rows of redwoods lining tranquil Nianjia Lake. [Photo by Yu Shaojie/icswb.com]

 

Zigging and zagging across the emerald waters, a boat creates a wake that viewed from above resembles a lithe-like movement of a slithering snake.[Photo by Yu Shaojie/icswb.com]

 

Source: Changsha Evening News