The Dongting Lake, 洞庭湖 in Chinese, is located in Hunan and Hubei Province, China. It is the relic of the ancient Yunmeng Pool (云梦泽)。 Although its size has been smaller than ever before,, Dongting Lake is still the second largest freshwater lake in China.
The Dongting Lake straddles Hunan and Hubei province, which ties the Yangtze River in the north and connects Xiang, Zi, Yuan and Feng water in the south. The name "Dongting" means the abode of fairies and immortals which indicates the beauty of its charming scenery. The most prominent feature of Dongting Lake is that there are lakes outside the lake and mountains outside the mountain.
The Dongting Lake has always been well-known for its fascinating view of the landscape.