Panyu Lotus Hill Scenic Area
Lotus Hill scenic spot is a natural wonder successfully integrating the ancient straightforwardness and modern delicacy. National Travel Bureau judged Lotus Hill as a 4A scenic spot in 2002.
Lotus Hill has a gorgeous landscape and surrounded by beautiful lake and is also an inspiring place producing achieving people. It is composed of four attractions: the Lotus Tower scenic spot, the Lotus City scenic spot, the Kwan Yin Fairy Land and the site of stone landscape.
The leading scenic spot of stone landscape is a rare large-scale ancient site of stone quarry in China. Travelers can find many high and steep cliffs, strange rocks and caves showing the prodigious skills of craftsmen. The whole scenic spot is well-known for the perfect handiwork which is even better than natural wonder, called "relic of stone carving" and a wonder of the only artificial Danxia in China.
Lotus Tower, built in the 40th year of the emperor Wan Li in the Ming Dynasty (1612 A. D.), is the representative of the Lotus Tower scenic spot. It is also called Wen Chang Tower. Lotus Tower has been honored as the "Capital's Cloud Pillar". Climbing up to the top of the tower, you can take a nice look of the running water of Zhujiang River and the crisscross paths on farmlands.
Lotus City, first built in the 3rd year of the emperor Kang Xi in the Qing Dynasty (1664 A. D.), was used to protect the floods from the Zhujiang River by the Qing government. The ancient city remind people looking back upon the details and stories of about a hundred years ago.
When you enter the Kwan Yin Fairy Land, you will find a great many pure and holy lotuses as well as a magnificent bronze statue of the "Sea Goddess of Mercy" with gold foil. The whole place is so holy that you will be filled with awe at the first sight of it and will feel that you are on the Paradise of the West.
You can not only appreciate a lot of beautiful natural scenes and simple humanistic landscape but also completely enjoy the pleasure resulting from the modern entertainment activities. Because in Lotus Hill scenic spot there is a big water paradise with various water activities as well as a place alongside the river for barbecue and camping which can take great pleasure to visitors.
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