Hongfeng Lake

Nature

Hongfeng Lake

by Live in Guizhou


Image Source: Sohu News, Toutiao

Located about 32 kilometers west of Guiyang, the Hongfeng Lake is one of the most scenic spots in Guiyang City; it covers a water area of 57.2 square kilometers and looks like a shining pearl on the Guizhou Plateau.

The vast Red Maple Lake, dotted with over 190 islands, is noted for the fascinating natural sight of the lake, islands, caves and mountains in karst landform. The most fantastic thing is that tourists can even find small lakes on some islands. There are many red maple trees whose leaves turn red every fall in the lake’s surroundings – hence the name.

The Hongfeng Lake Area consists of scenic areas, namely the North Lake, the South Lake, the Rear 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. The South Lake is marked by the stalactite caves like the General’s Cave, Fishing Cave and Underground Cave.

The Rear Lake is renowned for its picturesque countryside. The area contains compelling examples of village architecture, including a Miao traditional house, a Buyi flagstone house and a Dong drum tower with a roofed bridge. The drum tower can be reached by boat to enjoy a panoramic view of Hongfeng Lake.