Natural Heritage Museum-Huaxi Park

Natural Heritage Museum

Huaxi Park

by Live in Guizhou

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Huaxi Park is the centerpiece of Huaxi Scenic Spot, which is hailed as “a pearl inlaid in plateau”. Blessed with green mountains, limpid water, ample foliage, Huaxi Park is great place for excursion. Early in Qing Dynasty, a local governmental official began to construct pavilions and cultivate flowers and trees over there.

The Huaxi park is flanked by four mountains on two sides, Kylin Mountain, Turtle Mountain, Snake Mountain and Phoenix Mountain. Kylin Mountain is the highest one with grotesque rocks looking like the horns of Kylin, an animal in Chinese legend. Climb up to mountain top where the refined Flying Clouds Pavilion is found, you will get a full view of the garden. Flower beds, farmlands, bridges, flowing water, pavilions and villas contributes to a picturesque landscape painting. The Turtle Mountain stands next to the Unicon Mountain, being the center of Huaxi Park. River water rushes ahead at the foot of the mountain. Tourist can admire the beautiful scenery on a boat on the slow water of lake ponds.

One of things that must be noted is the Baibu Bridge (One Hundred Steps Bridge). Almost a hundred stone benches are placed in the river dike in a curved line. Visitors often walk step by step on the stone benches that jut out of water. Near the Baibu Bridge, a small villa with red tiles and white wall is quietly set among green trees.

Huaxi Park is particularly charming in spring when peach blossoms are in full bloom and the rural landscape at its best. October is another good time to visit Huaxi Park as ample tourist activities are conducted continuously.