Grand 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 wooden pagoda.