There is a vast expanse of water, well-preserved ecological environment, and lush marshy weeds. Over 70 kinds of fishes swim in the lake freely; gulls and birds fly and crowd here; and there is a vast expanse of green lotus leaves dotted with some red lotus, which is a beautiful view. Besides, Xinluo section of the Changjiang River in Honghu is a state natural reserve for Chinese river dolphins. If you are lucky enough, you can find one.
Qujiawan on the bank of Honghu was ever the central section of the revolutionary base of Huan province and the west part of Hubei province. The base was founded by proletarian revolutionists of the older generation, such as, Helong, Zhouyiqun, Duandechang, etc. 39 sites in revolutionary period are kept in good condition, and this revolutionary relics complex has become a national monument.
There are tens of scenic spots here: 10-li lotus belt, 10,000-mu lotus root district, a corridor for enjoying lotus, a bridge of nine turnings, a lotus-shaped pedestal for Guanyi, lotus fairies, lovers’ rooms in Diaoyu island and its lotus source in eyot, etc. Besides, there is a 200,000-mu ecological park, 100,000-mu lotus pond, the capital of the revolutionary base of Huan province and the west part of Hubei province, a street with the flavors of Qing and Ming Dynasties.