South Dongting Lake

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South Dongting Lake (also known as The pearl of the Yangtze River) is a large freshwater lake located in the north of the province of Hunan, China, in the Dongting Lake region. The South Dongting Lake occupies approximately one-eighth of the total combined area of all wetlands in the world.[1] The lake is internationally regarded as an important wetland.


  1. ^ He Ping; Wang Baozhong "Landscape ecological assessment and eco-tourism development in the South Dongting Lake Wetland, China Journal of Environmental Sciences, China. 2003. iOS press. Retrieved August 18, 2012.