Maple Lake-Pear on Plateau
national scenic spot, 30km away from Guiyang, the Red Maple Lake
is located in Pingba county and Qingzhen city covering a total area
of 240 square kms, the area of 57.2 square kms is covered by water
which is 10 times of the West Lake in Hangzhou.
Maple Lake contains the elegance of the Li river and the beauty of
the West lake. The lake is so called " Island county on plateau"
due to its some 170 islands on the lake. On the lake, there appears
a special view of " lake on mountains, irslands on lake, caves
on islands and lakes in caves". The park is charcterized by karst
landform and mountains, water, caves and forests, forming a peculiar
scenery and feature.
The Red maple lake is the second largest artificial lake on Guizhou
plateau. In 1958, the government built the hydropower station in
this place, originally the lake had no name, however there are lots
of maple tree on the irslands on the lake, when fall comes, the
leaves of maple trees become red, so the lake was given the name
of " red maple lake".
For sightseeing the lake, you will need to take the boat trip,
the cruise trip is about two hours. you will see the beautiful lake
scenery, also you can see a Dong Wind and rain bridge, a Dong drum
tower. The best season to see the lake is from April to November.