Big Dragon Pool Scenic Spot
With the planned area of about 544 hectares, Big Dragon Pool scenic Spot is a large sized tourist scenic spot combining Karst natural water and mountain landscape, Minority culture in South China and subtropical Karst plant landscape.
Dragon Pool Park is covered by green forest and surrounded by mountains, which forms a natural barrier. The 24 peaks of various shapes, such as Lying Tiger Hill, Beauty Peak and Peacock Hill etc, stand around one lake (Mirror Lake) and two pools (Longtan and Leitan). Water temperature in Leitan and Longtan is constant. In the depths of winter, the pools are full of rising water vapor and curling fog, so it is called “Misty Rain of Double Pool”. Liu Zongyuan, a famous writer and Liuzhou prefectural governor in Tang Dynasty, prayed for rain for people here and wrote an essay about it, which has been handed down for generations.
The park is specially built with varied national architecture and customs in Guangxi and South China as its theme, minority customs blending with beautiful natural scenery. The national customs tourist line has begun to take shape; Dong Village consisting of Drum tower, Longtan Wind & Rain Bridge, Wooden Resident Building and Relaxed Mountain House shows a splendid sight. Quietly stretching over the mirror lake, Longtan Wind & Rain Bridge is a kind of archaized reinforcing steel concrete corridor bridge, which is designed and built on the basis of Sanjiang Chengyan Wind & Rain Bridge. The whole bridge is characterized by its pavilion with upturned eaves. Built close to the water, the nine-storey drum tower with a jade top is quadrilateral pagoda style, with upturned eaves, serried pavilions, glazed roof tiles and cucurbit-shaped top, impress people with dignity and solemnness. Inside the tower, a landscape corridor circles up. On the top, hangs a drum, which presents the function of alarming and gathering Dong people and accords with tourists’ feeling of climbing highly and viewing far away.