Hongfeng lake scenic area


Hongfeng Lake is the largest artificial lake on the Guizhou Plateau and is famous for its beautiful scenery and grand natural landscape surrounding.

Hongfeng Lake

Hongfeng Lake Scenic Area is a great combination of natural and artificial lake scenic spots and local ethnic custom. Read on travel tips on its location, what to see, ticket price and more. 

Located about 32 km. (105 mi.) away from Guiyang City in Guizhou Province, it is considered to be an emerald inlayed on the plateau.

Covering a total area of 200 sq.km. (77 sq.mi.), the whole attraction has been regarded as a national scenic spots and attracted many people from home and abroad.

Hongfeng Lake is featured by its natural landscape and characteristic islands on the lake. There are in total 178 islands and all of them are of different shapes such as huge reef, protective screen and small boats floating on the water. 

High hills are towering in the lake where you can hike to the top to get a panorama of the whole incomparable scenic spots. The water in the lake is so clear and taking a boat on the lake, you can enjoy the precipitous stone mountain, tranquil valleys which will surely glut your eyes.

The Hongfeng Lake Scenic Area is made up of four parts: the North Lake, the South Lake, the Rear Lake and the minority ethnic villages. Each of these parts has their own features such as the islands in the north, the caves in the south, the bays in the rear, which add enchantment to the vast green water.

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The South Lake and the Rare Lake is separated by one peculiar mountain, which looks like a jade hairpin of a girl. There is a natural underground cave under the mountain and people can take a boat to get to the other parts. The beautiful natural landscape, peculiar mountains and unpolluted water will surely give you a feeling that you are in a fairyland or a delicate picture.

Hongfeng Lake
Another famous attraction in the Hongfeng Lake Scenic Area is the Dayu (Fishing) cave, which is a natural karst cave and is well known for its grand sights, stalactites and natural wonders.

There are also many Miao and Dong ethnic villages in and around the lake, which is featured by its typical architectural buildings, traditional costume and their own culture. If you are in the scenic area, don't miss the chance to experience the unique custom of ethnic people in Guiyang.

Hongfeng Lake Scenic Area is a great combination of natural and artificial lake scenic spots and local ethnic custom. It is regarded as an ideal destination for travelers. If you want to pay a visit to Guiyang, this is surely one stop on your itinerary. 

Final travel tips for you: ticket price of Hongfeng Lake is 40 RMB (7 USD) in peak season (Mar.1-Oct.31) and 30 RMB (5 USD) in off season. One of the most popular Guizhou Tour among WindhorseTour clients is Ethnic Guizhou and Fantastic Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Tour - 9 Days.

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