Flower Stream Park (Huaxi Park)

Entrance of Flower Stream, Guiyang
Entrance of the Park
Flower Stream Park (Huaxi Park) forms the center of the Flower Stream Scenic Area. Blending natural hills and rivers, idyllic scenery with ethnic features, it has gained the name of "Back Garden of Guiyang City". It is located in the south suburb of Guiyang City, Guizhou Province. It covers an area of about 825 mu (about 136 acres), of which about 300 mu (about 49 acres) is water area.

The Flower Stream Park was built by a local country gentleman in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). He built towers and pavilions, planted trees and flowers on the hills, and built little islands in the water. In the 1930s, it was rebuilt as a park. After the founding of The People's Republic of China, the park was equipped with tourist facilities and renamed Flower Stream Park, which means a park where flowers are in full bloom and streams flow.

Unlike man-made parks, the stream and the four hills in Flower Stream Park are all naturally formed. The Flower Stream winds elegantly across the park while the four hills, Lin (Kylin, an animal in Chinese legend), Feng (Phoenix), Gui (Tortoise), and She (Snake)  Hills stand at its two sides. With its clean water and intoxicating scenery along its banks, the Flower Stream is regarded as "The First Love Stream" in China. Lin Hill is the highest of the four. It is like a ferocious kylin howling angrily at the sky. Standing on the hilltop, tourists can take in the full view of Flower Stream Park. On top of Phoenix Hill, one can overlook the stone houses, stone walls and stone village roads that crisscross the field. On Tortoise and Snake Hills, with various stones in peculiar shapes bordering the roads, the scenery is also appealing.
 
Flower Stream Park
Flower Stream Park
Flower Stream Park, Guiyang
Flower Stream Park

Baibu Bridge (One Hundred Steps Bridge) should also be mentioned. It is a winding bridge with stones fixed in water. Different from common bridges, when people walk on the bridge, it is just like that they are walking on the water surface, especially in summer when water level is high.

In addition, Flower Stream Park includes several other bridges, pavilions, towers and gardens. Some of them are distinguished in style; some are magnificent; and some have historical significance. All are worth a visit.
 

How to get to Flower Stream Park

Take Bus 404, Huaxi Bus 7, Huaxi Bus 11, Huaxi Bus 12, Huaxi Bus 13, or Huaxi Bus 15 to Zhaohu, and then walk west for 3 minutes to the park.

Entrance Fee CNY 6
Opening Hours 8:30 - 18:30
Recommended
Time for a Visit
2-3h
- Last modified on Jul. 10, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Flower Stream Park (Huaxi Park)
Asked by Jojo from SINGAPORE | May. 09, 2014 06:11Reply
May I know how do we go from Guiyang to the Huaxi Park
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Answered by Nora from GERMANY | May. 10, 2014 01:06
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It is 15-17km from the city center, so you can take a taxi for an easy travel. Or at local railway station, take bus no. 203 to get there directly.
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