As autumn settles in and the leaves of the Chinese sequoias begin to turn gold, the Zhangdu Lake Wetland in Xinzhou District becomes a splendid wonderland of color.
The vast lake seems to stretch beyond the horizon. On one side of the lake is a collection of Chinese sequoias. Were you to stand at the center of this collection of trees, the greenery and the light bursting through gaps in the foliage would make you feel as though you were standing amidst a magical floating forest. In the depths of the forest is a wooden walkway which was originally built for birdwatching enthusiasts. Despite its actual purpose, it is a great place for photography enthusiasts to snap the perfect picture.
In late autumn/early winter, when tens of thousands of migrant birds come to Wuhan, the Zhangdu Lake Wetland becomes an Eden for birdwatchers and photographers. Visitors can see kingfishers and herons flying around, chirping on tree branches, or flitting about over the water.
This area cannot be accessed by regular bus routes. However, there are charter cars available at the Xinzhou Passenger Transportation Station. If you have a car, you can take Road S111 towards Xinzhou, turn right at the entrance to Liuji Village (刘集), which is just past Wangji (汪集), and go straight until you see the collection of Chinese sequoias standing in the lake.