Tianhetan Scenic Area


Tianhetan Scenic Area

by Live in Guizhou

Image Source: Xinhua News

Tianhetan scenic area in Guiyang, in Southwest China’s Guizhou Province, is known for its karst landform and historical culture. Featuring rivers, lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and karst caves. Tianhetan enjoys its reputation as the “bonsai of Guizhou’s mountains and water”.

In Shiban, a town in Guiyang’s Huaxi District, Tianhetan is 24 kilometers from the city’s downtown area. It covers more than 15 square kilometers. Ludi River, a tributary of Huaxi River, runs through the scenic area, sometimes underground. The best seasons to visit Tianhetan are spring, summer, and autumn.

Since 1992, when Tianhetan tourist resort was established, it has attracted numerous tourists from the province and country. In 2008, Tianhetan became a national 4A tourist resort. The resort provides various services, including cultural entertainment, catering and shopping, leisure activities, business conferences, folk-culture experiences and outdoor weddings.

Tianhetan, literally meaning Tianhe Pool, is a perfect combination of mountains, water and caves. It was formerly called Tianshengqiao, or Tiansheng Bridge because it has a large, naturally formed stone bridge. The caves have various shaped stone stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns and other karst landscapes. Tourists always marvel at nature’s masterpieces when they travel through the fantastic underground world.