Liuye lake is one of the 1st national AAA holiday scenic resorts and is also the largest ecological resort in Hunan Province, which integrates lakes, cities as well as mountains and hills as a whole body. It is also a provincial tourist development district under Changde municipal comprehensive economic administration. Its general planed area is 175 k ㎡, among which there is a water area of 21.8 k㎡; and it is one of the largest national civic lakes with excellent location：Changde Air Port is only 10㎞ away. There are convenient transportation and perfect basic facilities. Its water is deep and clear (its transparency being 200 cm without any population and being approved by Water Standard Used in Scenic Spot and Amusement) with a broad water surface and islands dotted in lakes; and thus is has enjoyed, for its green mountains and ecological civic beauty, a beautiful fame of a treasure in Hunan Province and a last work in south of the Changjiang River since ancient times.
It is also renowned international aquatic sports center and many national and international events have been held here, Such as the 8th Asian Boat Row Championship, Sino-America Boatrowing Stars’ Contesting Match and the 1st Chinese Short Distance Rally. Liuye lake is rich in culture with long history. It is textually researched that this place is the earliest one to enter into the new Neolithic Age. There are a large number of cultural relics, which testify the ancient bright culture. So , it possesses a broad development future for culture scenic sports. There are relics such as Liang Wang Palace, White Crane Temple, Gratitude Paid Temple, Pacific Temple, and Mosque as well as Yun Garden and Zhengyao Tower; there are also famous cultural spots such as Celestial Being Cave, Moon Mountain, Lanchuanzhou, Wujian Ground and Seven Star Bridge. There are beautiful and fascinating tales such as Huoyu shoots the Sun and Liuhai cuts firewood. There are famous poets and leading scholars such as Libai, Menghaoran, Liuyuxi, Zenggong, Huangtingjian and Dingling, who claimed hills and mountain as well as rowing boats while reciting poems. Furthermore, there are the most famous Quyuan, Chuguo patriot poem; Liuyuxi, minister of war in Tang Dynasty; Yngyao, revolting peasant leader; Yangshichang, premier and minister of defense ministry in late Ming Dynasty; as well as Kunchan, famous painter and monk in Qing Dynasty; who were all born around the lake or grew up and live here for long. Therefore, from ancient times to the present, it is natural that the place has been regarded as a treasure land where lucky celestial dragon and crane were playing and living as well as swimming, worshipping Gods, Buddha and happiness