Constructed during the Ming dynasty in 1598, this triple-roofed pavilion perched atop a boulder is Guiyang's most iconic landmark. Built to celebrate the local people as 'the finest and most talented under heaven', the structure contains slabs of marble and an impressive art and calligraphy collection.
Nearby Guiyang attractions
1. Cuiwei Garden
This city park features a restored Ming dynasty temple with some picturesque pavilions. It's a pleasant place to find some respite from the city noise.
2. Wenchang Pavilion
There's not a lot left of this restored pavilion, but its central location makes it popular with locals. Kite flyers gather at the highest landing.
3. Qianling Mountain Park
Qianling Mountain Park, in the northwest of the city, is more forest than park. It's a great escape from the crowds and city noise and has some lovely…
4. Hongfu Temple
Guiyang's best attraction is a temple complex hidden inside Qianling Mountain Park to the north of the city. Near the top of 1300m Qianling Mountain (黔灵山,…
5. Qingyan City Walls
Built right on the cliffs that surround the town, the city walls were a key part of ancient Qingyan's defences. Nowadays a walk on the, at times,…
6. Catholic Church
The modern church has an impressive bell tower, but the 19th-century ruins next door are the real draw.
7. Lord Zhao's Ancestral Temple
This large temple complex was built to honour Zhao Guoshu, a decorated Qing-era military leader. Inside, there are exhibitions about Qingyan's military…
8. Yingxiang Temple
Qingyan's welcoming Buddhist temple makes a peaceful detour from the tourist crowds.