Hongze Lake Wetland Scenic Spot of Sihong is located inSihong county, Suqian city, north of Jiangsu province of eastern China. To thenorth, it is connected to the world famous Jing-Hang Grand Canal; to the south,it is connected to Huai River, the dividing point of north and south of China;and to the east, it’s bordering the vast expense of water area of Hongze Lake.It is a significant part of the 750,000 acres state-level experimental zone ofnatural protection and is a 4A state-level scenic spot that combines themulti-functions of sightseeing, ecological relaxation, science education,holiday recreation, etc. Since its establishment in 2009, Hongze Lake WetlandScenic Spot has won tons of honorary awards, namely, China Best EcologicalTourism Site, China Top 10 Eco-friendly Recreation Base, National ScienceEducation Base, National Recreational Fishery Model Base and Jiangsu provincialPhotography Base, etc. It is among the most representative newly-developedecotourism spots in Jiangsu Province.
The scenic spot, covering the area of 6km sq2, is mainly composed of 5featuring scenic regions, namely the wetland culture experience regionrepresented by Reed Maze built on the 10 thousand acres reeds of Hongze Lake;the Science Popularization Interactive Region that consists of the Hongze LakeAquarium; the Aquatic Botanic Garden Region represented by a thousand lotusgarden; the wetland ecological region represented by the Deep Breathing Passageand the holiday recreation region that mainly consists of the Xianchun LakeHoliday Inn. Wandering in the thousand acres of wetland, tourists will enjoythe different views and experience.
The scenic spot has distinguishing beautiful views throughoutthe whole year. In spring, the wetland exhibits an implicit beauty. It is aseason of everything coming back to life with all kinds of flowers in fullblossom. Plum blossom, peach blossom, peony, Chinese herbaceous peony will be competing witheach other to show off their beauty. In summer, the wetland exhibits anexplicit beauty. This will be the season when 10 thousand acres of lotus comein full blossom, accompanied by 10 thousand acres of green weeds, gentlyswinging in the summer braze. In autumn, the wetland shows a beauty ofmaturity. Canoeing in the maze of golden reeds flowers, tasting the scent ofthe golden crabs, you will be enjoying the life of the immortals. In winter,the wetland has a beauty of mystery. By that time, it becomes a peaceful heaventhat human beings and the nature co-exist harmoniously. Hundreds of thousandsof migrating birds are spending their winter here, so that you can not onlyhear the birds’ chorus but also watch thousands birds flying together above thewetland. One poem that perfectly portraits the beauty of the Hongze Wetlandgoes like this: In spring, you can walk on the green grassland; in summer, youcan enjoy the vast lotus pond; in autumn, mature reeds flowers will be a greatview, and in winter, thousands of birds will be lingering in the wetland sky.