View Park (Daguan Park) sits on the northern shores
of the Dian Lake. Completed in 1690 during the
Qing Dynasty, the park consists of hills, ponds,
pavilions and rockeries in a style similar to
that of the gardens of the Yangtze River Delta.
The Grand View Tower (Daguanlou)
itself offers great views of Dian Lake.
It is also inscribed with an 180 character
poem describing the beauty and history of
the area. This poem is the longest of its
kind in Chinese literature. The construction
of the Tower is that of a typical well-preserved