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Yangjiajie-One of "Four Beauties"

Wulingyuan District 2013/02/13 View:14010

Yangjiajie abuts on Zhangjiajie in the east and Tianzi mountain in the north, covering 34 square km. it consists of three parts: Xiangzhistream, Longquan valley and Baihouvalley, in which there are altogether over 200 scenic spots. At Xiangzhi stream, one sees undulating peaks extending into the distance and limpid brooks winding along the deep gullies, and hears birds and cicadas singing in the dusk along the ancient roads, it is a land of peace indeed! Longquan valley is characterized by precipitous cliffs. They form a natural defense that looks like huge ancient city walls.Baihou (hundred monkeys) valley, on the other hand, is a home of monkeys haunts the valley, and flocks of egrets rest among the green trees?shy;Longquan fall in the valley has been referred to as the most peculiar waterfall in china one cliff is overgrown with .“precipice ivy, known as the densest ivy in china there are also exotic five- color flowers.

It is said the in the northern song dynasty the generals from the yang family camped in the Tianzi mountain when they were encircling and suppressing Xian , a king of the Tujia nationality the battles lasted a number of years and the yang family expanded with more and more offsprings. Thus the place began to be called “Yangjiajie”(the land of yangs) prservedther is the pedigree of the yang clan and the tombs of their ancestors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Some places have been named after famous generals of the family such as Lliulang wan Qilangwan Zongbao wan Tianbo mansions etc.