Firstly built on 1664, Lotus City which was built along the Lotus Mountain was once a city covering about 10,000 square meters, functioning as a defense city in Qing Dynasty. Lotus Mountain was titled as “The Great Wall of Guangdong”. It was once the important military area. And now, there is a Qing Dynasty Military Camp has been built in Lotus Mountain for tourists to experiencing the warring time.
【Bronze-made Kwan-yin Statue】
The Bronze-made Kwan-yin Statue located on the northeast part of the scenic area is a key attraction. Advocated by Edmund He Houhua (former Chief Executive of Macao SAR Government), helped by He Xian Social Welfare Foundation, this statue was finished on Oct 23rd 1994. It is 40.88 meters high, casting by 120 ton bronze, pasting 50g gold outside.
【Ancient Quarry Relics】
Swallows Rock is the highlight of the whole Ancient Quarry Relics. Each morning and evening, groups of swallows are flying here to have a rest. Their nests are built between the stone gaps, thus the rock named Swallows Rock.
Inside the Ancient Quarry Relics, there are countless strange and giant rocks. Looking up from the route under the cliff, the surrounded rocks squeeze the sky into a narrow area. Along the route, many strange shape rocks which were created by the human’s hands show the intellectuals of them.
And inside this area, a pagoda named Lotus Pagoda was build on 1612. This pagoda is the representative of the mountain. It is called Wenchang Pagoda as well. Locating on the entry of Zhujiang river, it plays a direction function for ships shipping through here. The pagoda is a 8-corner brick-build architecture, 50-meter-high, with 9 floors outside and 11 layers inside. Tourists can climb up the pagoda and have a bird view of the magnificent Zhujiang River.
Time: Jun - Aug
What to see: Lotus exhibition, hundred kinds of lotus will be exhibited in the scenic area
【Peach Blossom Festival】
What to see: Spring Festival is the period for peach blossoms
Best time to visit: Spring Festival - peach blooming time; Jun to Aug - play in the water park