There are four parks in the center of Zunyi City for leisure and entertainment: Phoenix Hill Park,Zunyi Park, Sange Park and Nanling Park. Every park has its own features. Some are in traditional style, other looks very modern.
Phoenix Mountain Park
The park is a multi-functional open forest park located in center of Zunyi city. It covers an area of 1,206 hectares. More than 20,000 people will pay a visit to the park every day. The park is named after Phoenix Mountain in it, which is known as "green pearl".
Various green trees and flowers are planted along the winding roads which lead to the top of the mountain. You can even hear the tinkling sound of springs. Occasionally, singing birds will fly in the forest while you are walking along the path. Phoenix Mountain is composed of more than 20 hills such as Dragon Hill, Snail Hill and Lion Hill etc, which covers an area of more than 3.5 sq kilometers. The mountain is abundant in underground water. Eight springs are scattered in the mountain.
The gardens are built in traditional Chinese styles. Colored dragon and phoenix are painted vividly in decorated archway at the gate with each stone lion by each side. Along the archway are water pavilions, winding bridges and mural corridors. Some are small and exquisite, others are elegant.
At the top of the mountain stands Phoenix pavilion, which is 48 meters high .It is the highest pavilion in Guizhou Province. You can have a bird view of Zunyi city at the top of the pavilion. Whenever the darkness falls, the colorful lights on the pavilion will twinkle like stars.
The government invested heavily in the infrastructure construction of the park. There are four toilets, two parking lots, and eight sightseeing paths. What’s more, cultural landscape and service facilities have been improved greatly. All these efforts make it worth of its name as a national forest park.
Zunyi Park is located at Gongyuan Road, opposite Phoenix Mountain Park.
The park was originally built in 1951 at the site of private gardens used to be owned by local merchants.
The park covers an area of 80,000 sq meters. The park is covered by Lush trees and flowers. It has a variety of gardens and recreation facilities: Beauty Garden, Osmanthus Garden, Plum Flower Garden, waterside pavilions, amusement park and zoo etc. More than 1 million people will pay a visit to the park every year.
Sange Park is located in northern Huichuan District. It is known for three ancient pavilions, namely, Wenchang Pavilion, Chunyang Pavilion, Guanyin Pavilion which has a long history and are regarded as famous historic relics in Zunyi. The original pavilions were destroyed long time ago due to natural disasters and man-made damages. The current pavilions were rebuilt in 2002.
The decorated archway of the gate is built along the waters with three gates and four columns. Eight stone lions are laid along the gate. Dragon and phoenix are carved in the archway with richly ornamented cornices and exquisitely carved angels. Eight Chinese couplets are in both sides of four columns, which indicate the origin of the park. Three Chinese characters in the couplets: Ru (Confucian), Shi (Avalokiteshvara) and Dao (Taoism) refers to respectively the three pavilions in the park: Wenchang Pavilion, Guanyin Pavilion and Chunyang Pavilion. Besides three pavilions, there is a Hall in memory of Yinzhen- a refined scholar and official who were dedicated to education and learning in the area during East Han Dynasty.
Surrounded with rivers and mountains, Sange park is a land of green trees and flowers. Viewing from the tope of mountain, you can see the hustle and bustle of Tongqu Avenue. Visitors walk leisurely along the winding mountain pass and enjoy the tranquility to their hearts' content.
Nanling Park was built in 2000 and located in southern urban area. The park looks like a belt with 13 hills standing in a row. It covers an area of 105 hectares with 90% forest coverage.
Nanling Park features natural and ecological scenery. it boasts for its plant diversity and gardening architecture.
The square is in modern art style with dynamic waterscape. It is certainly a ideal place for recreations, celebrations and culture activities.
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