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  • Zhangjiajie Yuhuang Cave

    Zhangjiajie Yuhuang Cave

    Yuhuang Cave is located in Makong Mountain, West of Zhangjiajie downtown. It is 8 kilometers away from the downtown. Yuhuang Cave is main culture relic protection site in Hunan province and is another scenic spot in Zhangjiajie city. Generally, Yuhuang Cave is famous for the Jade Emperor chiseled in this cave. This cave is 10 meters high.Yuhuang Cave is just one of nine caves there. Others are Fengquan Cave, Yujin Cave, Haobi Cave, Mochi Cave, Hulong Cave, Xiongshi Cave, Kongsheng Cave and Yinguo Cave. These nine caves almost enjoy equal reputation. As for the reason why set Yuhuang as their name overall, one is for the Jade Emperor who has the highest status among all Buddhaholy, the other is for Yuhuang Cave is the highest when judging from their location.Yuhuang Cave is preserved the most intactly in all ellora caves in Hunan province. Tens of various human beings and animals are chiseled in the grotto, including supernal, world and nether world. This cave was shaped in about AD1807.Translated by Becky
    Yongding District 2012-08-22 22:54 View:2763
  • Zhangjiajie Old Courtyard

    Zhangjiajie Old Courtyard

    Have you ever seen the famous TV series called “Legend of the Western Hunan” and “Putting Down Bandits inWulongMountain”? If yes, maybe many scenes in these teleplays impressed you deeply. Precisely, the Old Courtyard is just the filming base of both.Located in the urban area of Zhangjiajie, the Old Courtyard witnessed the legend of a prominent family among thousands of years. Thus, it is commonly identified as “the first cartilage in the western Hunan”, “the best-preserved Tujia ancient mansion within the western Hunan even within our country”, “the living fossil of Tujia buildings” and so on. Uncovering the quiet Old Courtyard’s memories, surprisingly, our former premier of the state council also once left countless footprints here in his precious student hood.Walking in the Old Courtyard, you can not only appreciate the rich heritage left by predecessors, but also taste delicious Tujia foods. Meanwhile, there are a series of great local programs waiting for you, which may shock your heart and soul.Since its opening in 2006, all sectors of the community speak highly of it. Thanks to its great contributions to our social education and family education, more and more families come together to learn all kinds of knowledge. It seems that the Old Courtyard gives us surprise here and there. Especially the residential culture of Tujia: The Old Courtyard is typically built in accordance with Tujia building style. The mode of ventilation and lighting are incomparable all over the world. Standing here, seeing our ancestors’ wisdom sparkling, what a magical sceneTranslated by Becky
    Yongding District 2012-07-28 16:24 View:3413
  • 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:2983
  • 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:4452
  • 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:3044
  • 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:3003
  • 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:7286
  • 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:2839