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Lotus Mountain

Lotus Mountain

Lotus Mountain (lián huā shān 莲花山) is the famous scenic area in Guangdong Province(guǎng dōng shěng 广东省). Located at the riverside of Lion River (shī zǐ hé 狮子河), the mouth Pearl River (zhū jiāng 珠江), Panyu District (pān yú qū 番禺区), Lotus Mountain consists of 48 red hills and has a maximum elevation of 108 meters, covering the area of 2.54 square kilometers. On the mountain there is a Kylin Peak (qí lín fēng 麒麟峰), and the Lotus Mountain is named after the rock which is like lotus in shape on the kylin Peak. With the reputation ofGuangdong Great Wall (gǎng dōng cháng chéng 广东长城), the Lotus Mountain is of great military importance in history.

one-hundred-fu gallery

In ancient times, Lotus Mountain is a stone quarry. After hundreds of years’ mining there form the abrupt cliffs and fancy caves which is a good combination of the unique scenery combining the natural beauty and man-made sites. The main scenic spots there are Lotus Rock, Swallow Rock, Baxian Rock, Statue of Guanyin ,Guanyin Rockand Stone Gallery, so on and so forth.

The most attractive place for the tourists may be the One-hundred Fu Gallery, ancient Lotus Tower , and the Statue of Guanyin.

One-hundred-Fu Gallery
There is a wall in the One-Hundred-Fu Gallery, on which there engraved one hundred Chinese characters “福"(fú, means “good fortune”). Each one has different shapes, such as cursive writing, regular script and running script, etc. You can take photo with all these characters and you will be lucky and happy all the time.

Lotus Tower

Lotus Tower
Lotus Tower stands still on the top of the main peak of Lotus Mountain. It was first built in 1612 during Ming Dynasty, with a long history of nearly 400 years. It is made of bricks and woods, with an octagon shape. There are 9 stories on the outside and 11 stories inside the tower. And the stairway is corkscrew, which will lead to the top of the tower. With the height of 50 meters, the tower is the summit of the Lotus Mountain. From ancient times to now, all the ships passing by take the tower as the navigation mark. Thus it has got the reputation of “Stele of the Capital of Guangdong”.

The Statue of Guanyin
There is a broad road which will lead you to a stone square, in the center of which there is a Guanyin statue. It is 40.88 meters high, made of 120 ton bronze and gilded with 9 kilograms gold. It is the highest gilded bronze Guanyin Statue in the world. The statue is facing to southeast, overlooking the Lion Sea. Therefore, people also call the statue “Guanyin overlooking the sea”.

GuanyinLianhua Mountain is also well-known for its annual lotus festival, when over 100,000 lotuses are in full bloom. Among these varieties, there are local lotus flowers as well as others from Japan, America, Australia, even lotuses that have traveled into outer space.

The park is equipped with all kinds of tourist facilities including BBQ, camping, horse riding and fishing.

Info

Admission Fee: CNY ¥40

Opening Hours:
Access all day

Address: Lianhuashan Town, Panyu District, in southern Guangzhou

Chinese Address: 广州市番禺区莲花山镇 莲花山

How to get there

  • Take the bus towarding Panyu Lianhuashan Town at Panyu Bus Terminal (pān yúqì chē zǒng zhàn 番禺汽车总站). It would cost you ranging RMB 2 to 4. And it would take you about 15 minutes on foot to the gate of Lotus Mountain after you arrive at Lianhuashan Town. 

  • Take the ship at Xidi Quay.