Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park
Jiuzhaigou valley national park is a nature reserve and national park located in the north of Sichuan province and at a distance of 8 hours' drive from Chengdu. It is known for its many multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 . Its elevation ranges from 2,000 to 4,500 metres (6,600 to 14,800 ft).Jiuzhaigou is a world of water,which composed of its enchanting views.
Five-Color Pond is one of the smallest but most spectacular bodies of water in Jiuzhaigou lakes. Despite its very modest dimensions and depth, it has a richly colored underwater landscape with some of the brightest and clearest waters in the area. According to legend, the pond was where Goddess Semo washed her hair and God Dage came daily to bring her water.Long Lake
Long Lake is crescent-shaped and is the highest, largest and deepest lake in Jiuzhaigou, measuring 7.5 km (5 mi) in length and up to 103 m in depth. It reportedly has no outgoing waterways, getting its water from snowmelt and losing it from seepage. Local folklore features a monster in its depths.Pearl Shoal
Shoal is a wide, gently sloping area of active calcareous tufa
deposition covered in a thin sheet of flowing water. It empties into the
famous Pearl Waterfalls, where the shoal drops 28 m in a 310 m wide
broad curtain of water. A scene of the television adaptation of Journey
to the West was filmed there.
Mount Emei is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China, and is traditionally regarded as the bodhimanda,or place of enlightenment, of the bodhisattva Samantabhadra. Sources of the16th and 17th centuries allude to the practice of martial arts in themonasteries of Mount Emei made the earliest extant reference to the ShaolinMonastery as Chinese boxing's place of origin.
Golden peak temple
Mount Emei is the location of the first Buddhist temple built in China in the 1st century CE. The site has seventy-six Buddhist monasteries of the Ming and Qing period, most of them located near the mountain top. Golden peak temple where people come and pray for their family and themselves, is the greatest concentration of temples and attractions.
Sunrise and clouds sea
Great spectacles of Mount Emei include the sunrise and Clouds Sea seen from the Golden Summit of the mountain. The sunrise is very varied, but optimally begins with the ground and sky being in the same dark purple, soon showing rosy clouds, followed by a bright purple arc and then a semicircle where the sun is coming up. The Clouds Sea includes several cloud phenomena, e.g. clouds appearing in the sky above, in addition to the regular clouds beneath.
Visitors to Mount Emei will likely see dozens of Tibetan macaques who can often be viewed taking food from tourists. Local merchants sell nuts for tourists to feed the monkeys.
Temple of Marquis Wu, which is located in the south of Chengdu, is a famous historical site dedicated to the memory of both Liu Bei , Emperor of the Kingdom of Shu in the Three Kingdoms period , and Zhuge Liang , Prime Minister of the kingdom.
This Temple is the only ancestral temple in China in memorial of both the king and his officer. Covering a total area of 14 hectare, it consists of Hui Mausoleum, the Zhaolie Temple of Han Dynasty, Wuhou Temple and the Sanyi Temple. It was built 1,800 years ago when Liu Bei's mausoleum began to be built in 223 AD. Throughout the North and South Dynasties, Tang and Song Dynasties, it had already been a famous tourist attraction. Du Fu, the renowned poet was inspired by this imposing temple covered by exuberance cypress, and composed the beautiful lines passed on through the ages, which says "where the Temple of Marquis Wu situates, amid dense growths of cypresses and pines, outside the Jingguan City". The temple we see nowadays took shape in the early Ming Dynasty. The existing main body of the building was rebuilt in the 11th year of Kangxi's reign in Qing Dynasty. It faces the south and its front gate, the middle gate, Liu Bei Hall, Passing Hall, Zhuge Liang Hall are arranged in a central axes in sequence. Along with the newly-built Sanyi Temple, Jieyi Tower, there are seven sections in sequence. The Hui Mausoleum is to the west of the central axes.
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