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Lingfeng Peak Scenic Zone with changeable scenery

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.

The Lingfeng Peak Scenic Zone is close to the East Gate of Yandang Mountain, with a total area of about 46 sq km.
The Lingfeng Peak Scenic Zone is close to the East Gate of Yandang Mountain,
with a total area of about 46 sq km.

Yandang Mountain is well known for its three perfect scenic spots — Lingfeng Peak, Lingfeng Rock and Dalongqiu Waterfall, of which the Lingfeng Peak Scenic Spot ranks first.

The Lingfeng Peak Scenic Zone is close to the East Gate of Yandang Mountain, with a total area of about 46 sq km.

The Lingfeng Peak Scenic Zone boasts range after range of peaks, which are of a great variety of shapes and postures that none resembles another. In the scenic zone, tourists will appreciate the changeable scenery. When one takes a step forward, the scenery will change; and the peaks show different shapes when they are viewed from different angles. The main tourist attractions in the scenic zone include the Two-palm Peak, Double Bamboo Shoots Peak, Rhinoceros Peak and Avalokitesvara Cave.

Avalokitesvara Cave is a natural stone cave in the heart of the palm, 40 m wide, 40 m deep and 100 m high. It is the largest cave in Yandang Mountain. A cliff-side temple in the cave has 10 stories, and the statues of Avalokitesvara and 18 arhats are enshrined in the hall. Tourists need to climb 377 stone steps before reaching the hall at the top.

The Double Bamboo Shoot Peaks resemble two bamboo shoots standing side by side, 70 to 80 m high. If a tourist looks at them from the Ferryboat Rock, it is like “an old monk seeing a guest off”; if from the Linbi Pavilion, they resemble two old ladies; and if one walks a few steps forward to look at them, they look like two old men with brows and bears.

The Lingfeng Peak Scenic Zone is close to the East Gate of Yandang Mountain, with a total area of about 46 sq km.
The Lingfeng Peak Scenic Zone is close to the East Gate of Yandang Mountain,
with a total area of about 46 sq km.

Rhinoceros Peak stands on a high hillock and faces to the east with its head raised. When the moon rises in the east, the rhinoceros would stretch its head to gaze at the moon, hence the name “The Rhinoceros Looking at the Moon”.

Two-palm Peaks are in the shape of putting two palms together. The right one is called Lingfeng Peak, and the left one, Heaven Peak. Both of them are about 270 m high. Due to light equation between day and night, the peaks look like two palms put together during the daytime, and a couple lean close to each other at night, hence another name “Husband and Wife Peak”.

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