The breathtaking Lotus Mountain is situated by the estuary of the Pearl River. As a scenic spot combining ancient ruggedness with modern grace, it has been awarded laureate titles such as National 4A Tourist Attraction, Guangdong Provincial Scenic Area, Top Eight Tourist Attractions of the New Century in the Guangzhou City, and so on.
The ancient quarry of the Lotus Mountain witnessed 2,200 years of old Panyu history. The mountain was called the "source of materials to build the city", and is known for its "man-made landscapes which unexpectedly exceed natural scenery". The Lotus Mountain, a National Key Cultural Relic Protection Unit, is especially known for the Swallow Crag, Lotus Stone, Lion Stone, White Elephant Crag, Eight Immortals Crag and Flying Eagle Crag.
The Lotus Mountain is known for its "man-made landscapes which unexpectedly exceed natural scenery" in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. [Photo/lhs123.com]
The Lotus Tower, built during the Wanli Reign (1573-1620) of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and once called Wenchang Tower, is a Guangdong Provincial Cultural Relic Protection Unit. [Photo/lhs123.com]
The Lotus City, built early in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), witnessed the history of the British invasion during the Opium Wars and is also a Guangdong Provincial Cultural Relic Protection Unit. [Photo/lhs123.com]
The 40.88-meter high Statue of Guanyin (the Chinese Bodhisattva of Mercy) stands under the clouds of the famous Shiziyang Sea and blesses the whole of South China. The statue has the greatest number of bronze figurines of any statue in the world, and attracts numerous Buddhists to the site. [Photo/lhs123.com]