Yuhu Peak,one of the sixteen famous peaks of ZJJ Tianmen Mount,is named after its shape which similar to a kettle.The legend goes that this kettle belongs to Fairy Magu who left the kettle in Tianmen Mount.That day was Queen Mother’s birthday,when Fairy Magu toasted Queen Mother and she felt tipsy then forgot to bring the kettle back.YuHu peak is one of the most beautiful sightseeing position.Its west,east and south parts are surrounded by dangerous cliffs.Its north part is facing Tianmen Mount and with forty-eight horse head shaped peaks in its south-eastern direction.It was said that forty-eight horse head shaped peaks were the embodiments of Qin shihuang’s (The first emperor of Qin dynasty 259-210B.C.)war-horses.During the morning of summer days,Yuhu peak is usually enveloped by clouds and mists which compound a beautiful and fascinating view for tourists.Here are the misty pictures of Yuhu peak in ZJJ Tianmen Mount.By Aileen
Located in the central part of Zhangjiajie, Xiuhua Museum is the first private Tujia nationality museum, renowned as “the Soul of Tujia Nationality” and “the epitome of Tujia culture. Over there, historical Tujia culture and full-bodied folk customs are united harmoniously.The body building ofXiuhuaMuseumadopts a courtyard structure of Tujia people’s dwellings, strewn at random. All windows, doors, eaves and footstones are collected from western Hunan, beautiful and antique. At the same time, Xiuhua Museum beaks through the inherent pattern of other commonly seen museums, instead, it combines static ancient antiques with dynamic Tujia folk customs. This is also whyXiuhuaMuseum, as a cultural landscape, has enjoyed a high reputation in Zhangjiajie for a long time.Translated by Becky
Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan West Plank Road-Guigu Plank RoadZhangjiajie Tianmenshan East Plank Road-Bi Ye Yaotai area Yuhu peak Viewing platformVisitors walk on the Quiet path
Xiangxi Liye Town–Stepping to Mysterious Western Hunan
“Liye” means developing this land in Tujia language. Liye town is the hometown of the slips of Qin Dynasty.Located in the back-land of Hunan Wuling Mountain, Liye belongs to Longshan County, Tujia-Miao autonomous prefecture of Western Hunan. Together with WangVillage, Pu City and Cha Dong, these four places are called four ancient towns inWestern Hunan. Dating back to 6000 years ago, habitants have already started to live in Liye. Thus, Magical natural landscape and unique folk custom are formed as time goes by.Liye is rich in natural resources and cultural heritage. It can be regarded as a natural museum of various historical relics. Liye is the unique place in Hunan province that not only inherits Qin-Han culture, but also mixes Ba-Shu culture with Tujia culture. And Liye is the birthplace of Tujia nationality. That’s to say, it has a long history and abundant folk culture.Translated by Becky
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Situated at the south of Zhangjiajie,a three-mile distance from the central city, Guigu gorge hole backs against the Tianmen Mount and closes to Lishui river .At the entrance of Guigu gorge hole ,there are a wooden corridor for rest , a row of bathroom and a room for preserving tourists\\\' luggage ,cellphones etc with staffs.When rafting begins, staffs would help you arm yourself safely with helmet and life vast.Guigu gorge hole reaches 1200m long and 300m depth .Tourists walk along the winding road, can constantly catch gorgeous natural sceneries. Moreover,a beautiful orchard near the top of Guigu gorge hole waits for your coming.A circled waterway is the first journey, then get ready for a fantastic rafting .Somewhere the water drops over 10 meters, which absolutely make you scream and relaxed.During the whole rafting , lifeguards at thrilling corners are ready for your service.Tips:1,carry clean clothes with you in necessary.2,not take your camera and worthy stuffs while rafting.
Tianmenshan Mountain,is always reputed as the first holy mountain in Wes-tern Hunan Province.In thousand and hundred years.the appearance of the six unsovable riddles-“the opening of tianmenshan cave,the turbulent water of tianmenshan,the turning of tianmen cave,the buried treasure by yehu(an ancient general),the picture of guigu-an ancient religious master,and the auspicious unicorn”-which adds to the mysterious,spiritual and celestial atmosphere to the place.天門洞開之謎 Tianmen cave,the masterpiece of the nature,is embedded in the precipitous cliff like a shining mirror.It is also like an opening Heaven Gate absorbing and lightning.It is full of celestial palaces mysteries.The exact origin of the cave is still lacking convincing scientific explanation.天門翻水之謎 On the left cliff of EL.1500m Tianmen Cave,appeared wonders of roaring floods in the seasons of serious drought. Followed are the sudden breakout of social reforms,human holocaust and natural disasters of china.Are these the warnings of the nature?鬼谷顯影之謎 A brave explorer daring into the ghost valley once occasionally took a picture of the side head of the revered ancient master Guigu on the stone wall of the cave.Yet years later,many retaking of pictures there yield nothing the same.Is this one-time picture of Guigu a coincidence or is it an arrangement by the God on purpose?天門瑞獸之謎 According to the records,once some one by chance saw unicorns in the primitive forests at Tianmen.The animal resembles the picture of an ancient Chinese auspicious animal very much.The animal is tiger-shaped, red all over the body with a single arch cornu in the middle of head.It disappears quickly when there is some one near it.野拂藏寶之謎 Yefu,i.e.LiGuo,the senior general of Li Zicheng,gained the Buddhist name Yefu after became a Buddhist disciple.It is well known that Li Zicheng retreated from Beijing in defeat and snatched away the gold,sliver and other treasures from the national treasury for the intended second uprising,while Yefu came to Tianmen Mountain surely for the purpose of burying the treasures.For hundreds of years,numerous people came here to find the treasures but none of them succeeded.Where on earth are these treasures is still a mystery.天門轉向之謎 About seventy or eighty years ago,standing at the south pier by the riverside in Zhangjiajie city ,one can see clearly the grand and wonderful Tianmen Cave.However,today in the same place one can only see the mountain rather than the cave;and if one wants to see the wonder,he has to go to Dayongqiao Park four kilometers away.Is this really because of the slow and secret turning of Tianmen Cave from north to northwest direction?
Yuanjia ancient village is located in Wulingyuan center view-Yuanjiajie attractions.Here you can easily find the Avatar and Hallelujah Mountain.In this ancient village, you can fully understand the ancient Tujia people\'s life,Culture and Folklore.It shows the Tujia minority breeding history, living habits, living things, and so on.like the Tujia men and women use of odd shape weapon of self-defense.In Yuanjiajie towering cliff, inhabited by a Tujia people.Because of the natural environment of malignant transformation,This ancient village lost contact with the outside world for hundreds of years.Today the village people\'s life remains a hundred years ago.Now more and more visitors came here and looking for the story of Tujia people.
Heaven-Linking Avenue has 99 turns symbolizing that the Heaven has nine palaces.the avenue runs upward with the postture of the mountain like the soarings of great dragon and also hangs like a jade belt with zigzag turns circling the hills. It is worth the titlewonder of highway in the world. Through Heaven-linking Avenue,one reaches directly the Tianti-celestial ladder. The grand celestial-like scene came into view.
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