Meixi Lake Park (simplified Chinese: 梅溪湖公园; traditional Chinese: 梅溪湖公園; pinyin: Meíxīhú Gōngyuán) is a public, urban park in Yuelu District of Changsha, Hunan, China.[1] Covering an area of 14.8-square-kilometre (5.7 sq mi), the park was established in 2012 and opened to the public in 2016. Meixi Lake Park is bordered by West Fenglin Road (枫林西路) on the North, Third Ring Road (三环线) on the West, Taohualing scenery spot (桃花岭景区) on the South, and West Second Ring Road (西二环) on the East. It is a multifunctional botanical garden integrating recreation, physical activities, plant species collection and display as well as tourism.

Meixi Lake Park
Buildings near the Meixi Lake.
Meixi Lake Park is located in Hunan
Meixi Lake Park
Location of the park within Hunan.
Meixi Lake Park is located in China
Meixi Lake Park
Meixi Lake Park (China)
TypePublic park, urban park
LocationYuelu District, Changsha, Hunan, China
Coordinates28°11′37″N 112°54′13″E / 28.193663°N 112.903643°E / 28.193663; 112.903643
Area14.8-square-kilometre (5.7 sq mi)
Created2012 (2012)
Operated byChangsha government
StatusOpen all year

Tourist attractions

Leaves floating on the Meixi Lake.

The Meixi Lake Park is divided into several scenic areas, including Taohualing scenery spot, Meixi Lake, International Culture and Arts Center, Changsha Children's Playground, Peach Islet, Jieqing Islet, Gingko Park, and Waxberry Park.

Meixi Lake


The Meixi lake (梅溪湖) is 5.5 km (3.4 mi) long and its surface area is 18.05 km2 (6.97 sq mi).

Jieqing Islet


The Jieqing Islet (节庆岛) is 900 m (3,000 ft) long and 90 m (300 ft) wide, covering an area of 83,000 m2 (890,000 sq ft).

Peach Islet


The Peach Islet (桃花岛) also known as Cultural Islet (文化岛), is located in the north of Meixi Lake. The name comes from the peach trees which planted on the islet. Its area is 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft).[2]

International Culture and Arts Center


The International Culture and Arts Center (国际文化艺术中心) covers 100,000-square-metre (1,100,000 sq ft), with a building area of 120,000-square-metre (1,300,000 sq ft), consists of a Grand Theatre and a Art Gallery.[3][4]

Tanying Lake


The Tanying Lake (潭影湖) is renovated from Hongsi'an Reservoir (洪寺庵水库). Its surface area is 133,333.3 m2 (1,435,188 sq ft).

Gingko Park


The Gingko Park (银杏公园) also known as Sports Park (体育公园), is located in the north of Meixi Lake and has an area of 45,000-square-metre (480,000 sq ft). It serves multiple functions, including recreation, physical activities and tourism.

Waxberry Park


The Waxberry Park takes its name from the park's arbutus. It is bordered by Lusong Road (麓松路) on the West, Xiuchuan Road (秀川路) on the North, and Xiaohe Road (肖河路) on the Southeast. Its area is 27,000 m2 (290,000 sq ft).

Chinese Knot Footbridge


The Chinese Knot Footbridge (中国结步行桥) was completed in May 2015, which is a joint design by John van de Water and Jiang Xiaofei. The Chinese Knot Footbridge stretches 183.95 m (603.5 ft), at a height of 20.425 m (67.01 ft) above water. In 2013 it was rated as one of the world's 10 "sexiest" footbridges by CNN for its sinuous design.[5][6]




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