It is one of the biggest inner-city parks in China. It is a natural forest park in Guiyang with high mountains and a crystal clear lake. In addition to such natural scenes as ancient trees, lakes, ponds and lotus, the park boasts many spots of historical interest. On the cliffs of the hills,there are inscriptions by ancient calligraphers. The largest inscription is the 6. 2-mefer-high and 2.7-metre-wide character hu (tiger) written by a calligrapher in 1860.
During the Anti-Japanese War,the famous patriotic generals like Chang Hsueh-liang (1901-2001) and Yang Hucheng (1892-1949) were jailed one after another in the Baiyi Nunnery. The nunnery is now developed into a museum. The park is also home to some 400 monkeys. The 3 900-hectare Forest Park is located in the southeastern part of the city. It is China's earliest and largest forest park ever built in a city. In summer,as the temperature is two degrees lower than the other part of the city,the park is an ideal summer resort.
Located about 32 kilometers (20 miles) west of Guiyang is the Hong-feng (Red Maple) Lake. It is considered to be the pearl of the Guizhou Plateau, and is the most fascinating among the three lakes in this part of Guizhou. The other Iwo are Baihua (Hundred Flowers) Lake and Dongfeng (East Wind) Lake.
Hongfeng Lake is the largest artificial lake on the Guizhou Plateau. Its surface covers 57. 2 square kilometers (22 square miles) and in area is twelve times the size of the Ming Tombs Reservoir in Beijing and six times as large as the famous West Lake in Hangzhou. The lake and the surrounding scenic area occupy a total of 240 square kilometers (93 square miles). There are many red maple trees on the surrounding mountain ranges whose leaves turn red every fall-hence the lake’s name.
The Hongfeng Lake Scenic Area consists of four parts： the North Lake, the South Lake, the Rear Lake and the minority ethnic villages. The North Lake is the smallest and is famous for its various islands such as Bird Island, Snake Island and Tortoise Island. Along the shore there is a historic complex of ancient tombs left by the Western Han Dynasty,
Hongfeng Lake is beautiful and serene. It is an ideal tourist destination and can be conveniently included in an itinerary that includes the Dragon Palace and Huangguoshu Waterfall.
关于风景的英语美文：Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot
In the western suburbs of Anshun in Guizhou Province, there exists a magnificent undergroundcave system with lakes, waterfalls and stalactites, covering an area almost 60 squarekilometers (about 23 square miles). Because the main cave looks like the crystal palace wherethe dragon king lives, it is known as Dragon Palace Cave.