|Tianhe Pool Scenic Area |
23 kilometers (14.3 miles) away from the southwest suburb of Guiyang in Guizhou Province, the Tianhe Pool Scenic Area combines waterfalls, crystal springs, deep pools, stone bridges, unusual caves, and strange rock formations. This scenic area is a typical Karst cave that features a stone curtain plus a great number of stalagmites, stalactites, and stone pillars. It occupies an area of 15 square kilometers (5.8 square miles). The scenic area is an outstanding tourist destination, full of beautiful natural scenery and cultural displays.
Tianhe Pool Scenic Area was originally a large crypt, and the pool formed as water accumulated at the bottom. Full of clear rivers, hidden caves, silos, cliffs, and stone bridges, the area can be divided into three parts: the Water Cave, the Drought Cave, and the Outer Scenic Area.
The Water Cave is 1,000 meters (0.6 miles) long, 80 meters (262.5 feet) across at its widest, and 20 meters (65.6 feet) across at its narrowest. Boats are available to visit the water cave. Rowing a boat and enjoying the journey from the outside brightness to the inside darkness, and then returning to the sunshine, is a wonderful experience for tourists. An electric torch (flashlight) is recommended - the inside of the cave is rather dark. Outside, below the water cave, is Crouching Tiger Lake, where various farm equipments such as a water mill can be seen at a farmhouse. Caves and verdant vegetation can be seen everywhere in Tianhe Pool Scenic Area.
Near the Water cave is the Drought Cave in Tianhe Pool Scenic Area. Just in front of these two caves is a deep pool surrounded by crags. Drought Cave consists of three levels, and has a total length of 200 meters (656.2 feet). Of the three levels, the third one is the most breathtaking. Here, a stone bridge spans two cliffs. This is the so-called Naihe Bridge, under which is a seemingly bottomless pool. Right by the exit of the Drought Cave is a Miao
(an ethnic minority of China) village. Tourists can experience a native Miao wedding there.
|Water Cave of Tianhe Pool || |
|Water Cave of Tianhe Pool |
This area is a great place for visitors from home and abroad to admire the pretty lakes, hills, caves, and the marvelous spectacle of the Karst peaks. It is a must-see attraction while visiting Guiyang. In addition, for a more rustic experience you can take carriages pulled by horses or oxen to the scenic area.
How to get to Tianhe Pool Scenic Area
Transportation around Tianhe Pool Scenic Area is well developed. The scenic area is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) away from Guiyang Longdong Bao International Airport, and six kilometers (3.7 miles) away from Guiyang Leizhuang International Airport. Visitors can take bus 211 or 701 to Tianhetan (Tianhe Pool).
|Entrance Fee ||There are several types of tickets available: |
Type A: CNY 10 for waterfalls;
Type B: CNY 43 for Water & Drought Caves;
Type C: CNY 52 for A + B + insurance;
Type D: CNY 80 for cable car;
Type E: CNY 15 for one-way sightseeing bus;
Type F: CNY 82 for C + E;
Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet).
|Opening Hours ||8:30 - 17:00 |
|Recommended Time for a Visit ||3 - 4h |
- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -