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Hongfeng Lake Scenic Area

Hongfeng Lak, lies about 32 kilometers (20 miles) west of Guiyang, regarded as the pearl of the Guizhou Plateau. There are many red maple trees on the surrounding mountain ranges whose leaves turn red every fall - hence the lake's name. It is the most terrific among the three lakes in this part of Guizhou. The other two are Dongfeng (East Wind) Lake and Baihua (Hundred Flowers) Lake.

As the largest artificial lake on the Guizhou Plateau, it encompasses 57.2 square kilometers (22 square miles) which is six times as large as the famous West Lake in Hangzhou, and twelve times the size of the Ming Tombs Reservoir in Beijing. Along with the surrounding tourist attraction, they cover a total area of 240 square kilometers (93 square miles).

The Hongfeng Lake Scenic Area contains four parts: the South Lake, the Rear Lake, the North Lake and the minority ethnic villages. The North Lake is the smallest and is famous for its various islands such as Bird Island, Snake Island and Tortoise Island are located along the shore, there is a historic complex of ancient tombs left by the Western Han Dynasty.

The South Lake is noted for its caves, like Fishing Cave, the General's Cave and Underground Cave. The Rear Lake is renowned for its picturesque countryside. A lot of roads along the lake's shore provide good chances for leisurely walks to appreciate the fantanstic scenes here.

The area contains interesting examples of village architecture, including a Miao traditional house (DiaoJiaolou), a Bouyei flagstone house and a Dong drum tower which has a roofed bridge. The minority ethnic villages on the shores of the lake are unique. The drum tower can be reached by boat to enjoy a panoramic view of the Hongfeng Lake. Due to the village custom, visitors can be assured of a warm welcome to the extent that they may be reluctant to leave.

Hongfeng Lake is beautiful and serene. It is an ideal tourist destination and can be conveniently included in an itinerary that includes Huangguoshu Waterfall and the Dragon Palace.


Hongfeng Lake Scenic Area Notes

Entrance Charge:
CNY 40 (Mar.1-Oct.31)
CNY 30 (Nov.1-the next Feb.)
CNY 5 for the Drum Tower

Opening Hours: 08:10 to 20:00

Recommended Time for a Visit: Two hours