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  • Tianmen cave's Five Miracles

    Tianmen cave's Five Miracles

    In zhangjiajie nationalforest park, thepeakofTianMenmountain, there is a huge cave, this is the world-famous Tianmen cave. In 1999, the pilots fromRussia,United States,Hungary,kazakhstan, theCzech republicandLithuaniapassed through it, creating a new list in Guinness Book of World Records. This hole has the odd characteristics.First of all, majestic and tall appearence. The cave is 131.1 meters tall, 30 meters wide, 37 m deep , which can accommodate 300 people. In other words, it can build a buiding with 16 floor height. In qing dynasty, LiJin stood at the yongding city ,seeing the moon was swallowed half by the cave.Secondly, open and bright feeling. Before and after TianMen mountains, are very low. But the mountain stand brightly. A hole is very empty just like the peaceful water. It only accompanies with the spotless blue sky in addition to the white clouds. As a result, it provides good conditions to 1999 years of the plane through this hole.Thirdly, the rainy day of plum flower. No arrival, no man would believe cliff, a day to night, all the year round, a ticking, landing “plum rain”. It is said that, as long as open to pick up 48 drops, one can become immortal. Here comes a question: where does the plum flower rain come from? It is a mystery, which attracts quite a few scholars and scientists to explore.What is more, bamboo hangs upside down. South eaves of the cave, was covered by green and not tall green bamboo. The root as QiuLong, the leaves like willow clusters, the rows of droop like shade. Screaming with the wind, it commonly known as the LongZhu.The last but not the least, changeable. At TianMen cave, when it is a sunny day, a small cloud with mist wipes weakly. It does not seem to a big trouble. However , if meet the rainy weather, crazy cloud and angry fog chat with the blows of rock. The terrible sound wisphers, the cold wind blows up, which like the dragon jumping and celvin dancing. All of this give a horrible feeling. If meet the sun just after raining, cloud and mist seal, TianMen hides invisiblily, even cannot measure the right direction.With five miracles, they give booming and vigorous vitality to the mountain. If TianMen mountain is the soul of the wuling mountains. Anyway, we cannot deny the fact that the TianMen cave is the soul of TianMen mountain.Translated by Sophia #gallery-1 {margin: auto;}#gallery-1 .gallery-item {float: left;margin-top: 10px;text-align: center;width: 33%;}#gallery-1 img {border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-1 .gallery-caption {margin-left: 0;}
    HOT Yongding District 2012-07-28 16:08 View:2573
  • Jade Emperor Grotto

    Jade Emperor Grotto

    Jade Emperor Grotto is located in the south of Makong Mountain which lies about 7 miles away from western city of Zhangjiajie in Hunan province. It was solely-sponsored by local squire, Lijing in Qing Dynasty. Lijing, also called Li wurui and Jiudongyue, was born in the sixth year of Qianlong (1742), died in the forty-sixth of Daoguang (1825), at an age of 83. Mr.Li had a substantially well-off family which was the richest locally. He was diligent and talented as a youth, but failed in civil service examination time and again after decades of strenuous efforts for his official career. Since there was no hope in official circles, he had no illusions towards it any more, and then started to rest his comforts with the construction of Yuhuang Grotto. Based on the natural karst cave of Makong Mountain, he spent large amount of money hiring craftsmen to build three layers of“heaven”, “earth” , “hell” including eight holes under the artistic layout of upper, middle and below. In addition, three miles away from the Fengquan Cave, he also created another cave. Thus, Jiudongyue also refer to the whole Jade Emperor GrottoThe eight caves consisting of the upper layer of Jade Emperor Grotto, Jade Emperor Cave, the middle layer, Jade Gold Cave, Haobi (a kind of writing brush) Cave, the Inkwell Cave, Tiger Dragon Cave, Lion Cave, Saint Confucius Cave and the lower level of Karma Cave, made up a whole Chaotic World. The No.1 Cave, Jade Emperor Cave engraved with a statue of Jade Emperor stood for the supreme of “the Heaven” who was in charge of the middle layer of “the Earth” and the lower of “Hell”, so the entire grotto was named after it.It had been under construction for eight years from 1799 to 1807, a great deal of historical figures statues and poetry inscribed board in the cave not only represented the exquisite and unique stone carving skills by the vivid description of personages and powerful and grand calligraphy, but also on its artistic theme conveyed the main sponsor, Lijing’s frustration for his talents, his cynicisms of the society and longings for a peaceful and prosperous world. What’s more, it flayed the decaying civil service examination system which would provide historical materials for the study of social and imperial system of Qing Dynasty as well as the state of intellectuals then.The whole grotto is over a length of 300m from east to west, possessing 19stone statues and more than 50 stone carving now, which is the only one grotto art group in good keep in Hunan province and has been listed into the key units of cultural relics protection of Hunan province in 1959.By Brenda
    Yongding District 2012-07-28 14:56 View:1951
  • Zhangjiajie Red River Valley

    Zhangjiajie Red River Valley

    Red River Valley—an untamed wonder for exploringRed River Valley is located at the foot of Jie zibao forestry centre of the Taiping Township, 35 km away from Zhangjiajie city. It would take 1 hour to get there due to the poor road conditions. It is hidden among the mountains, a place with clean and cool stream that is seldom trodden by others.It is a purely path for recreation that may not exhaust you too muchand a best choice for exploring after busy days!By Brenda#gallery-1 {margin: auto;}#gallery-1 .gallery-item {float: left;margin-top: 10px;text-align: center;width: 33%;}#gallery-1 img {border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-1 .gallery-caption {margin-left: 0;}
    Yongding District 2012-07-28 14:50 View:3573
  • Zhangjiajie Lotus Park Inviting You

    Zhangjiajie Lotus Park Inviting You

    Zhangjiajie Lotus Park, located in the core of Zhangjiajie new urban district, back to Tianmen Mountain and facing the Lishui River, is a rare “land of treasure”. It also has been famous for producing valuable lotus since ancient time. Now the park with an area of 1,400 mu has cultivated lotus high-quality goods parks and planted more than 500 varieties, such as Hualian, water lily, Victoria regia and bowl lotus. It is said that the park will be built into the world largest lotus ecological tourism theme park with bountiful varieties of lotus.When it comes to summer, the pond almost likes a sea of flower. In the breeze gently blowing, the colorful lotus clustered together like young girls in the dance are greeting tourists both from home and abroad. One kind of lotus that you can not miss is called twin lotus flowers on one stalk. It is hailed as auspicious of the flowers by Tujia people and thought to bring lucky, hope, happiness, sweet and harmony. Leaning against the railing and smelling the refreshing flowers, your eyes are enjoying a visual feast. Apart from the beautiful lotus, tourists can also be catered for authentic Tujia cuisines and colorful entertainments. So when you come to Zhangjiajie, do not miss the enchanting lotus, the Zhangjiajie Lotus Park is inviting you!
    Yongding District 2012-07-20 00:16 View:2184
  • Zhangjiajie Old Yard

    Zhangjiajie Old Yard

    Zhangjiajie old yard is founded in the early years of Qing dynasty. Its architectural style is four damp down wall tujia architecture, an organic whole of tujia garden and tujia condole watchtower. It is a typical bi nazca (Tujia Nationality).It is the most preserved old house which survived in Xiangxi and even the whole country. It is a living fossil of tujia architecture, known as “Tujia first curtilage”. Zhu Rongji, former premier of the state council, once studied here.The old courtyard has a range collection, such as pottery and porcelain, ancient bed, bronze, silver, yarn, calligraphy and painting, which accounted for 14370 pieces. Its value has amounted to 1 billion yuan.Translated by Sophia
    Yongding District 2012-07-04 00:43 View:1903
  • Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan Temple

    Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan Temple

    Tian Men Mountain Temple was first built in the Tang Dynasty as a center of Buddhism in the area of western Hunan.The present Tian Men Mountain Temple is rebuilt on the basis of the original site with a plot area of more than 10,000 sqm. It adopts an official style of the Qing Dynasty and the buildings in the Temple compare well with the famous classical houses at home. The Temple is located in the mountain hollow with a broad vision. If one gazes into the southeast, all the hills seem to be so small that the Temple is really like an overlord. 
    Yongding District 2012-06-06 15:49 View:6420
  • Zhangjiajie Xiang-E-Chuan-Qian, Revolutionary Sites

    Zhangjiajie Xiang-E-Chuan-Qian, Revolutionary Sites

    The museum is located inJiefang Road, zhangjiajie. It complements with the world-class zhangjiajie mountains, setting off each other, which is the national patriotism education demonstration bases and the provincial cultural relics protection units.The revolutionary site building built in the late Qing Dynasty, which was the Catholic Church of Western missionaries. Later on, when the Red Army stationed in, this produced great influence events, such as historical process of the Chinese revolution andChina’s future, the fate of the great army and great place, and 166 founding general marshals.The sites has clean slate, lush evergreen trees, and beautiful flowers. Solemn and fresh as it is, visitors and guests feel a fresh air.Translated by Sophia
    Yongding District 2012-04-19 00:23 View:1620
  • Zhangjiajie Bottomless Gorge

    Zhangjiajie Bottomless Gorge

    The bottomless gorge is also named Chuantian gutter. It ia a deep grand canyon between the three township baishi, xilian and rencao river. The deep valley, with timber forest on both sides, and no one involved in.Zhangjiajie Bottomless gorge divides into three parts. Yellow lion river is in the upper river, which is a rift valley with three thousand meters from the earth’s surface. Middle part is Luoxiang gorge. The last section called Five miles stream, a five-mile ancient plank road connected white stone and Ren caoxi township. Whole valley is about hundred miles. It has birdsong, gibbon and waterfall. Cliff valley grows trees with old vines.Translated by Sophia
    Yongding District 2012-03-21 23:10 View:1536