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Three Gorges

   Three Gorges
The Yangtze River (Chángjiāng 长江), over 6,300 kilometers long, is the largest and longest river in China, and the third-longest in the world, next only to the Nile in northeast Africa and the Amazon in South America. And the most impressive section of the river is the Three Gorges (sānxiá 三峡): Qutang Gorge (qútángxiá 瞿塘峡), Wuxia Gorge (wūxiá 巫峡) and Xiling Gorge (xīlíngxiá 西陵峡). The three gorges stretch from Baidicheng (báidìchéng 白帝城)in Fengjie County (fèngjiéxiàn 奉节县), Chongqing (chóngqìng 重庆) Municipality eastward for 192 kilometers to Nanjinguan (nánjīnguān 南津关) in Yichang (yíchāng 宜昌) City, Hubei Province. However, it is not a single entity and most sections are separated by broad valleys. The aggregate length of the gorge section: Qutang, Wuxia and Xiling gorges, is 90 kilometers.

Yellow Crane Tower

               Yellow Crane Tower (黄鹤楼)
Yellow Crane Tower 
(huáng hè lóu 黄鹤楼) is located on Snake Hill  (shé shān 蛇山) in Wuhan (wǔ hàn 武汉), Hubei Province. Enjoying the fame of 'The First Scenery under Heaven', it is one of the most renowned towers south of the Yangtze River. Its cultural significance led to its being made the symbol of Wuhan City. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 17:24
Guiyuan Temple

                Guiyuan Temple (归元寺)
Guiyuan Temple
(guī yuán sì 归元寺), which covers an area of 46,900 square meters situated on Cuiwei Street (cuì wēi jiē 翠微街), is one of the four biggest temples for Buddhist meditation in Hubei as well as an important Buddhist temple in China. It is very famous in the Buddhist world owning to perfect construction, spiffy sculpture and abundant collection. A large number of people including our compatriots in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and those residing abroad, as well as many foreign tourists have successively been here to visit it. They presented gifts to the temple separately.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:05
Wudang Mountain

  Wudang Moutain  
Wudang Mountain (wǔ dāng shān 武当山), situated in Shiyan (shí yàn 十堰) City, Hubei Province, China, has been called the No. 1 Celestial Mountain in China. It comprises of 7peaks, 36 cliffs and 24 valleys. Its main peak, called Heavenly Pillar Peak (tiān zhù fēng 天柱峰) stands at a statuesque 1612m and together with the other mist-shrouded peaks, creates a spectacular vision. Wudang Moutain, with its natural beauty exquisite architecture and rich history, is worthwhile a detour from Wuhan. For its enchanting scenery and the legend of home of gods, many Taoists and hermits came to cultivate in Wudang Mountain, it was regarded as the origin place of China Taoism. Wudang Mountain is honored across China with the sobriquet as “the first famous mountain under heaven.” Today, it’s recognized as an architectural achievement and in 1994, UNESCO bestowed Wudang Moutain World Cultural Heritage status.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2009 09:14

                    Shennongjia (神农架)

The Shennongjia (shénnóngjià 神农架) district in remote northwestern Hubei has the wildest scenery in the province. With heavily forested mountains of fir, pine and hemlock -including something rare in China, old-growth stands -the area is known as a treasure trove of more than 1300 species of medicinal plants. Indeed, the name for the area roughly translated as Shennong’s Ladder to commemorate a legendary emperor, Shennong (shénnóng 神农), who is believed to be the founder of herbal medicine and agriculture. According to the legend, he heard about some special plants growing up high on a precipice, so he cut down a great tree and used it to climb to the site and reach the plants, which he added to his medical collection.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 10:05
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