Hongfeng Lake

Hongfeng Lake

Hongfeng Lake by ke_J. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Hongfeng Lake is located about 32 kilometres from Guiyang city in Guizhou province of China. It is considered the best of the three lakes in this area. The other two being Baihua and Dongfeng lakes. Hongfeng is teh largest artificial lake in Guizhou. It covers some 57.2 square kilometres, six times larger than the famous West Lake of Hangzhou. The scenic area covers a total of 240 square kilometres around the lake. The area consists of four zone: The North Lake, South Lake, Rear Lake and Ethnic Minority Villages. 

The North Lake area is the smallest but is famous for it's islands. On the shore you can find ancient tombs dating the Western Han Dynasty. The south lake area contains many caves. The roads along the lakeside of the Rear Lake area offer splendid views. This area is idea for walking. Within the scenic area are examples of traditional minority people's architecture and villages. This includes a traditional Miao house, a flagstone house typical of the Bouyei people, a Dong drum tower and a Dong people's roofed bridge.

Map showing location of Hongfeng Lake

Above: Location of Hongfeng Lake in Guiyang, Guizhou, China