Qintai culture & arts centre is spreading to No. 1 Han River Bridge in the east, to Yuehu Lake in the west, to Qintai Road in the west and Yuehu Avenue in the North, covering 2.15 km2 in total, building area of scenic spot is up to 500 thousand m2, it is the greatest culture park of Wuhan City, the area of which exceeds the total area of five Hongshan Plaza. Drawing near the Han River, resting the head on Yuehu Lake and backing on Meizi Mountain, here is crowned as “the most beautiful parlor of Wuhan”.
The center is built surrounding Yuehu Lake. In the north bank of Yuehu Lake, there are Qintai Grand Theatre and Concert Hall which is under construction; in the south bank, it is the culture plaza including Fenghuang Plaza, Open-air theater for ten thousand people and Yueying Stage; in the east, sitting the verdant Zhiyin Island and figures; musical forest is in the southeast; lotus flower wetland is in the southwest, trestles are zigzagging spreading alongside the lake……
Five sights surrounding the Lake
Visiting Yuehu Lake Theme Park is just like entering into a fairy world. “Two mountains (Turtle Mountain and Meizi Mountain), two bridges (No.1 Jianghan Bridge and Yuehu Bridge), one River (Han River) and one lake (Yuehu Lake)” are composed of a stereoscopic view of Yuehu Scenic Spot, area of which reaches 1.5 km2.
Yuehu Lake Theme Park is composed of five landscape areas, which sufficiently represents the lingering charm of mountains, waters and gardens. The five landscape areas are: at the north bank of Yuehu Lake and south of Han River is the culture and arts center area including Qintai Grand Theatre, Concert Hall and Landscape Plaza River Bank of Han River, which are the north end landscape area of the main axis crossing the south and the north of the theme park; south bank of Yuehu Lake, south end landscape area of the main axis, is a culture plaza centered by outdoor theater for ten thousand people; in the west side of Ancient Qintai is the musical forest area gathering pavilions, terraces and towers as well as themed by bridges and flowing water; nearby one side of Yingwu Avenue is Zhiyin Island presenting Zhiyin culture; at the foot of Meizi Mountain in the southwest of Yuehu Lake is the original lotus flower wetland area.
Feeling Zhiyin culture on Zhiyin Island
Nowadays, Yuehu Peninsula nearby the head of No.1 Han River Bridge, a small lake in the east has been connected with the big one forming a whole Zhiyin Island, there are several long and quiet meanderings which connect with some recreation plaza including Serial Bells Plaza, the just stationed figures of serial bells, stainless steel ancient Qin and piano as well as magic laser instrument which can be played by fingers are presenting the theme that Boya and Ziqi met each other and became bosom friends.
Strolling on the island, green trees are all in your eyes, you can overlook Yuehu Lake and bath lotus wind on the sight stations of the lake.
The scene changes with your steps in musical forest area
Going by the Zhiyin Bridge connecting Zhiyin Island, it is the musical forest area nearby Ancient Qintai, here, pavilions, terraces and towers, small bridge and flowing water, green shady trees are full of the spirit of south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
The whole musical forest is surrounded by a wandering artificial river connected with Yuehu Lake, while a lot of unique pavilions, terraces and towers are sprinkling in the greenery, it is so called that the scene changes with your steps.
So much water always gathers many bridges. Here, there are straightforward stone bridge, delicate gallery bridge, bijou wooden bridges and arch bridges……in days to come, once the connected waters are flowing together with music in trees, here will be so fantastic.
Enjoying performance in the open air has a distinctive flavor
Opposite with the Qintai Grand Theatre in the north bank of Yuehu Lake is a open plaza and Fenghuang Plaza which can hold ten thousand people, in the lake is a 2000 m2 round stage, which can be changed as round moon and crescent moon through lights to echo with the bright moon in the sky.
Sitting on the 6-7 meters “high mountain” round platform to look down the performance on the state, just like finding yourself in “high mountains” and “flowing water”. While actors up-and-down the stage are walking through the passage under the platform.
At both sides of channels of Fenghuang Plaza is the large-scale stone carving of “Ching Ming Festival of Bianliang River” reflecting the ancient Hanyang, there are also shopping center for tourists on the east side.
The design of arts center shows ingenuity
Culture and arts center scenic spot on the north bank of Yuehu Lake is mainly composed of Qintai Grand Theatre and Arts Center Plaza.
As the main meeting place of the Eighth China Arts Festival, Qintai Grand Theatre becomes a national-level culture exhibition center by right of its peculiar design and pretty surrounding. While the under construction concert hall will be one of the “Twins” in the arts center together with the grand theatre next year.
In convenience for people coming in and going out of the grand theatre, elevated design is applied for the arts center plaza, which on the top is the greening plaza for overlooking Hanyang and Yuehu Lake, and the lower level is used for passing vehicles, so that people and vehicles can be separated. While beside Han River, it is a newly-built small riverbank just like a garland for Han River.
A lot of funny things under Meizi Mountain
Compared with artificially-carved Zhiyin Island, artificial wetland at the foot of Meizi Mountain is of a lot of wild interests. At the bank side, about one kilometer trestle is zigzagging on the lake, under which the grass is green and lotus flowers are clustering.
The artificial wetland covering 15 mu is loquacious and grassy, which not only adds view for Yuehu Lake, but also purifies the lake water stilly.
There are hundreds of original ecological metasequoia, quiet and long wooden trestle, enjoying birds singing and natural “oxygen bar”, as if being cut off from the outside world for ages……