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Exquisite and stimulating Lingyan Rock

07-07-2010 09:25 BJT Special Report:

Situated in Leqing, Wenzhou in the southeast of Zhejiang Province, Yandang Mountain is one of the 10 famous mountains in China. Yandang Mountain is well known for its three perfect scenic spots — Lingyan Peak, Lingyan Rock and Dalongqiu Waterfall. The most attractive in Lingyan Rock are Xiaolongqiu Waterfall and Midair Wire Walking.

Lingyan Rock
Exquisite and stimulating Lingyan Rock

Xiaolongqiu Waterfall is surrounded by steep cliffs that look like corals and agates. A waterfall flows down slowly from the cracks between cliffs, but runs into a high rock which is over 20 m from the pond, causing water to swirl around before dropping into the pond like pearls. Though Xiaolongqiu Water is not as magnificent as Dalongqiu Waterfall, it is very graceful and exquisite.

The picturesque scenery of Yandang Mountain attracted the crew of the TV drama Divine Eagle, Gallant Knight. Dragon Lady and Yang Guo deduced a romantic love story on the Heartbroken Rock. Today tourists can still see the stone tablet on the rock set up by Dragon Lady. An inscription on the stone tablet reads: “We’ll meet here again after 16 years; a passionate couple will keep our word.” The love story between Dragon Lady and Yang Guo add some romance to this scenic spot.

On the Heavenly Pillar Peak opposite to Xiaolongqiu Waterfall, the performance is put on twice a day, including the midair wire walking and picking medicinal herbs from the steep cliffs. In the past, the villagers had a rope tied to their waist and pick medicinal herbs from the precipices to earn money to support their families. Now they put on the show to display their stunts. The performers once lived at the headstream of Dalongqiu Waterfall. After many years’ practice, they are able to walk freely on the steep cliffs.

The Midair Wire Walking at Lingyan is performed between the Heavenly Pillar Peak and Flag Display Peak. Both of the peaks are 200 m high, and the space between them is over 200 m. With the blue sky as the curtain and the steel wire as the stage, two performers appear in the air between the two towering peaks. One rides the bike, and the other does various movements. Now he shows a monkey playing by a well, and now he turns a somersault in the air. These breathtaking actions will make every visitor gasp in admiration. The interactive items, such as throwing embroidered balls to the audiences, will push the performance to the climax.

Exquisite and stimulating Lingyan Rock
Exquisite and stimulating Lingyan Rock

Accompanied by the Leqing local folk songs, a person in red clothes appears at the peak’s top. All of a sudden, he jumps down from the precipice and falls down at a high speed. Seeing the scene, all the tourists will be worry about him. However, the performer falls on a precipice calmly, jumps from cliff to cliff and gathers medicinal herbs. He is as nimble and skillful as the spiderman shown in the film. When the audiences have just felt relieved, he turns a somersault all of sudden, and drops down directly. All the viewers will scream with fear. It takes only seven to eight minutes for the performer to go down from the top to the foot of the mountain.

The breathtaking and stimulating performances add radiance and beauty to the exquisite scenery of Lingyan Rock.

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