Dongqian lake, on the southeastern outskirts of Ningbo, is three or four times larger than the west lake in HangZhou, but it has been developed along its Banks to provide a more tasteful view. People who want to enjoy the beauty of Dongqian lake can pay money to visit the scenic spot, while young people prefer to ride bicycles around the lake to enjoy the scenery and take photos.
Along the Dongqian lake, there are many scenic spots such as Xiao PuTuo, tao gong island, Fuquan mountain, south song dynasty stone carving relic park, Youngor zoo, etc. There are also some natural villages and small parks. There are several bus routes around Dongqian lake, and it is convenient to reach almost all the main scenic spots.
Xiao PuTuo is a long dike in the lake, which is the most popular scenic spot of DongQian lake. Xianyu temple in the center of the lake always has many people to burn incense and pray. You can take the electric car directly to the water guanyin, but it is more recommended to walk along the long causeway, DongQian lake scenery. Small putuo across the bridge and across, is the west lake of the Tao gong island, here is the local popular barbecue, suitable for a group of people to do development activities, if the time is tight, foreign tourists do not have to visit inside.
If you bring kids, Youngor zoo on the north of dongqian lake is a good choice. In addition to cute animals, you can also play merry-go-round, doghouse and other rides.
Exploration of Dongqian lake:
The most suitable scenic spots for exploring dongqian lake are concentrated in the east road around the lake. The stone carving ruins park of the southern song dynasty on the lake has the tombs of prime ministers of five dynasties of the southern song dynasty. The museum in the park has sorted out the history of the southern song dynasty and the history of stone carvings.
Fuquan mountain, not far to the south, is a vast area of tea fields. The scenery is not bad. Drive can not enter, the ticket office at the foot of the mountain has the bus up the mountain, but full to departure, off season is more difficult to wait, to be prepared. It takes about an hour to walk up the mountain.
Riding Dongqian lake:
In addition to scenic spots, cycling around Dongqian lake is arguably the most popular activity, allowing you to leisurely enjoy the lakeside scenery and natural villages. There are dedicated bike paths along the lake, and scenic area officials also recommend cycling routes suitable for different groups of people. There are bike stations in the visitor center, water park to the south, masan wetland, and Youngor zoo to the north, offering various types of bike rentals. In addition, the lake has a number of wharves, water buses, OARS, speed boats, and so on, can be taken by boat to and from the coastal attractions, also can charter boats around Dongqian lake.
On that day, there are more tourists to and from Ningbo city, if the budget is sufficient, you can live in the lakeside resort, small Putuo east side of the sand village resort from 500 yuan, there are also thousands of yuan park hyatt hotel, but also can be regarded as a way to enjoy the holiday. In terms of food, the river shrimp in Dongqian lake is worth tasting.
雅戈尔动物园：5月1日-10月31日 08:00-16:30；11月1日-次年4月30日 09:00-16:30；15:30起停止检票入园。
东钱湖随风阳光沙滩：1月1日-6月30日 08:30-16:30；7月1日-8月31日（夏季） 08:30-19:30；9月1日-12月31日 08:30-16:30。
二灵山恒元温泉：5月14日-10月15日（夏季） 周一至周五 15:30-23:30，周六至周日 14:30-23:30；10月16日-次年5月13日（冬季） 周一至周五 13:00-22:30，周六至周日 10:00-20:00；夏季室外温泉营业时间：周一至周五17：00-23:30；周六至周日17：00-23:30；换票时间15:30-20:00；酒店自助餐营业时间：午餐11：30-14：00（周六周日和国庆七天假期开放，非周末和9月29日-30日不开放） 晚餐17：30-21：00（周一到周日都开放）。
Reference scenic spots business hours:
Open all day long; The charging scenic spots are usually open from 8:00 to 17:00.
Youngor zoo: May 1 - October 31 08:00-16:30; November 1 -- 09:00 -- 16:30 on April 30 of the following year; Tickets will be stopped at 15:30.
Dongqian lake water park: 08:30-16:30 all year round.
Dongqian lake small putuo: annual 08:00-17:00.
Dongqian lake sunny beach: January 1-june 30 08:30-16:30; July 1-august 31 (summer) 08:30-19:30; September 1 - December 31 08:30-16:30.
Southern song dynasty stone carving site park: 08:00-16:30.
Fuquan mountain scenic area of Dongqian lake: 08:30-16:30.
Erling mountain Hengyuan hot spring: May 14th to October 15th (summer) Monday to Friday 15:30-23:30, Saturday to Sunday 14:30-23:30; October 16 - May 13 (winter) Monday to Friday 13:00-22:30, Saturday to Sunday 10:00-20:00; Outdoor hot spring opening hours in summer: Monday to Friday 17:00 -23:30; Saturday to Sunday 17:00 -23:30; Ticket change time: 15:30-20:00; Hotel buffet business hours: lunch 11:30-14:00 (open on Saturday, Sunday and National Day, not on weekends and September 29-30) dinner 17:30-21:00 (open on Monday to Sunday).
Scenic spot tickets and reference price:
https://piao.ctrip.com/ticket/dest/t16825.html? Allianceid = 866656 & sid = 1435004