Dongqian Lake in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/VCG]
Surrounded by successive green mountains and beautiful scenery, there is a brilliant pearl glittering in southeast suburbs of Ningbo downtown, Dongqian Lake by name. It is harmoniously melted with the grace of West Lake and the verve of Taihu Lake, said Guo Moruo, a well-known Chinese litterateur.
Dongqian Lake, a typical natural lake, is the largest freshwater lake in Zhejiang province, which was dredged and renovated in several dynasties. Now it covers an area of 20 square kilometers and has a perimeter of 45 km with a length of 8.5 km from the north to the south and a width of 4.5 km from the west to the east. Its reservoir capacity reaches 33.9 million cubic meters, almost three times as much as that of the West Lake in Hangzhou.