Qianling Hill Park in Guiyang
Attractions Overview: Top 1 mountain in the south of Guizhou Province.
Attraction Type: Park
Chinese Name: 黔灵山公园
English Name: Qianling Hill Park
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 Hours
Open Hours: 6:30 - 22:00
Admission Fee: 5 RMB / Person
Address in English: No.187, Zaoshan Road, Shibei Road, Yunyan District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, China
Address in Chinese:中国贵州省贵阳市云岩区市北路枣山路187号
Why is Qianling Hill Park So Special?
Built in 1957, Qianling Hill Park is a unique park in the city. It takes the name from Qianling Mountain in the park, which is the most famous mountain in southern Guizhou. As one of the noted gardens on the Guizhou plateau, it boasts clear waters, green mountains, tranquil forests and old temples. More than 500 energetic and enchanting macaques live in the park. There are eight predominant scenic locations: Sanlingwan, Macaque Garden, Hongfu Temple, Kylin Cave, the Zoo, Qianling Lake, the Wind-Rain Bridge, and the Winding Mountain Path.
Where is Qianling Hill Park?
The address of Qianling Hill Park is: No.187 Zaoshan Road, Yunyan District, Guiyang, Guizhou Province; and the address in Chinese is 中国贵州省贵阳市云岩区市北路枣山路187号. The park lies about 6 km from Guiyang Railway Station.
How to Get There?
Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)
If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Qianling Hill Park with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
Transport: Bus No.1, 2, 10, 12, 13, 16, 23, 33, 46, 51 and 66 buses reach there Cableway (from the gate of the park to Xiangwang Ridge): A single ticket costs 15 RMB for adult and 8 RMB for a child less than 1.3 meters. A round ticket is 20 RMB for adult and 10 RMB for child. The cable car runs from 09：00 to 17:00.
Main Attractions in Qianling Hill Park
Qianling Lake was made by damming the Daluo Spring in 1954. In 1999 when a project to clean up the silt in the lake was completed, it grew to an area of 35 hectares with clearer water and a sturdy dam. The crystalline surface mirrors the green and gentle willows and ornately decorated and finely built pavilions. On the western bank stands a memorial to the martyrs who died during the war for the liberation of Guizhou Province. Every Tomb-Sweeping Day, thousands of people go there to worship the heroes.
Originally built in 1667, it is the largest temple of Zen Buddhism in Guizhou Province. It features majesty and sobriety. Hongfu means to develop Buddha’s spirits and to benefit mankind. Today it is rated as one of the 142 National Key Temple Scenic Areas as well as the Key Cultural Relic Preservation in Guizhou Province. ‘Hongfu’ is Chinese for ‘good fortune’, which is an apt name for the temple considering its history. It was in 1672 when Chisong, a monk during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) founded the temple. It had very poor beginnings, being little more than a small hut, but Chisong was determined that it should become a revered shrine and through his persistence many local officials gave their support. In time the temple was to become the most important Buddhist temple in the area.
Inside the Kylin Cave there is a giant bell emulsion look as Kylin (Ancient China Dragon), called Kylin Cave in ancient time. As early as in 1530, before the cave there was built temple “Baiyi temple”. And a stone across the Kylin Cave in distance is Tanquan Spring which is famous scenery for the past. But now it is the provincial cultural relic protection unit and the city of patriotism education base.
Useful Travel Tips:
- Don’t irritate the macaques in the park, especially those with babies, who are more likely to harm people.
- The Qianling Lake although is artificial lake, it is still beautiful and it is the hottest place for summer resort.
- Even in the holidays there still are many people. Recommending going there in or after the rain, it will give you a special feeling walking in the rain.
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