Escape summer heat in Dongping

(| Updated : 2018-07-12

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With summer in full swing, Dongping, a county-level city in Tai'an, East China's Shandong province, has become a perfect place to escape the scorching summer heat. 

Being the hometown of Luo Guanzhong, the author of Water Margin (also known as Outlaws of the Marsh), one of China's four great classics, Dongping boasts several natural and cultural scenic spots, including the Dongping Lake, the only remaining lake mentioned in the classic novel, the Dongping Water Margin Studio City, Daicun Dam, a major water conservation project in Chinese history and Baifo Mountain, which is home to 134 ancient grotto sculptures. 


A sightseeing boat cruises on the truanqil and picturesque Dongping Lake in Tai'an, Shandong province. Covering an area of 627 square kilometers, the Dongping Lake scenic area is a national 4A-grade scenic spot. [Photo/WeChat account: SDTXTA] 


Lotus flowers at the Dongping Lake scenic ara are in full bloom and their lush fragrance and beautiful appearance are attracting flocks of visitors during summertime. [Photo/WeChat account: SDTXTA] 


The Water Margin Studio City is one of the popular destinations in Dongping, Shandong province. [Photo/WeChat account: SDTXTA] 

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