Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Mountain Tianzi for sightseeing. Very pleased to be your tour guide. We are goanna visit the nature reserve of Mountain Tianzi, acclaimed as the gem of forest and peaks. It is one of the scenic highlights in the scenic area of Wu Lingyuan. Enjoying favorable climate, Mountain Tianzi presents you fantastic natural beauty, overlooking mountains and valleys in the distance.
We can see this strange landform known as quarts sandstone landform. According to scientific research, 300millon years ago here was vast ocean. About 100million years ago, due to the impact of waves, quarts sandstone laid more than 500m deep at the bottom of the sea. Later, owing to the movements of earth 's crust, the land here appeared out the deep water. With small gravel washed away, the movements of rocks and rain 's erosion, the region in the long years has formed the special quarts sandstone landform. Walk in the mountain and have an exciting experience of “an enlarged bonsai ,a minimized fairy land and gem of the forest and peaks. ”
Here we are at Shen Tangwan, the most mysterious spot of Wu Lingyuan. It has nine level of rocks. Someone once ventured into the valley only to return when he was absolutely horrified on the fourth level of about 150m deep, howling wind accompanied by mournful shrills enshrouded in the valley. In 1968, some PLA soldiers planed to cull some precious medical herbs in the valley. With guns and slings, they went down the valley. Again they were forced back when they reached the sixth level. Even seen from there, the valley looked bottomless and horrible. They also saw with telescopes some giant boas and other wild beasts. Since then, Shen Tangwan has become a world of mysteries and no one has ever set foot in it
About 500m away from Shen Tangwan lies the Terrace for Mustering Officers where according to a legend that the son of heaven used to practice his army here. You might imagine how great the son of heaven was, practicing his arm here. Have a look at the peaks down there. At first glance, they look disorderly. With close examination, they look neat in its formation. Do they look like soldiers, energetic and dignified , going on a expedition?
In front of us is the Helong park. Entering the park, in sight is the Bronze Statue of Helong. It stands 6.5m in height , weighing more than 9 tons ( the weight of the horse included). This the largest and heaviest of all the statues of the great men of China in the past hundred years.
Not far away from the back of the statue stands the overlook of Yun Qingyan, from there you may feast your eyes on the natural beauty of West Sea. West Sea refers to a sea of pillars and peaks, stretching for miles.
Please look ahead. Not far away, charming peaks rising dramatically in uneven clusters, bear close resemblance to writing brush. This is the “Peaks of Royal Writing Brush ”, one the ten tourism highlights of Wu Lingyuan. Legend has that after his defeat, the son of heaven burned all his official papers. When the papers were burning, he caught a glimpse of the royal writing brush, which reminded him of the past. With these writing brushes, he read official papers, wring comments. With these writing brushes, he gave orders, leading his army. After his defeat, he felt ashamed to see these writing brushes. Angry and sad, he tossed these writing brushes into the valley. When the writing brushes landed, they magically changed into the peaks— Peaks of the Royal Writing brush. The scenic spot is so famous that some stamps, official envelops and tickets have been graced by the picture of the peaks.
Dear friends, please look at the opposite side in the middle of the mountains. There you may feast your eyes on a natural beauty in mist. A slender maiden, stands gracefully, with a basket of
flowers and nice smiles on her face. She is now scattering flowers to the human society , thus called as “ FairyMaiden Presenting Flowers ”.
The scenery of Mountain Tianzi holds a fascination for tourists home and abroad. And the people here are simple and honest. Mountain Tianzi haves more scenic sights to offer than we can enjoy and has too many stories to tell. No wonder people speak highly of the mountain that Mountain Tianzi is beyond exploration. After visiting the mountain, you shall have no interest in visiting any other mountain.
Hopefully, you shall have pleasant and unforgettable memories of the mountain. Welcome you back to Mountain Tianzi for another sightseeing tour at your convenience. Thank you very much!
The golden whip stream
Hello, friends! Today we will visit jinbianxi. It is well- known for “ suffering from thousand
years of drought, its water will never run dry; suffering from endless excessive rain, its water will always be green. ”
Jinbianxi is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. it is about 7.5 kilometers.
Jinbianxi is like a blue ribbon around the matchless beauty- zhangjiajie. It displays the beauty of “ 300 strange peaks and 800 fine waters to the utmost ”
Then what a valley is jinbianxi after all? Mr shen congwen, a famous Chinese writer , praised
it to be the “ maid of zhangjiajie ” . And w-thuegiumaangzehopnrogmoter of zhangjiajie
and a famous Chinese painter , praised it as “ ainwfaoirlydstories ” . Now let ' s go and
unveil the mysteries of jinbianxi following the footprints of Mr shen and Mr wu.
Please carefully look at the strange trees on the left side. They are dove trees. The dove tree is a perennial woody flower , which blossoms in the end of spring and beginning of
summer . The flower is white, but its stigma has slight purplish red, like a dove mouth. And its flower has two long and big bracts, like a pair of wings. The whole shape of the flower is like a flying dove. It kind'of streaepseocfucliahrina, so the foreign friends
endearingly call it “ the Chinese Dove Flower ”.
Now please look at both sides of the valley before you. What you ' re seeing is a tall and
tower-like tree- dawn redwood, also one of the national first-class protective plants. The dawn redwood is very ancient tree. People once thought it had totally disappeared. In 1941, the botanist of our country discovered it in Sichuan province. In 1982, when zhangjiajie was developed, we found large areas dawn redwood and other rare plants of over 3000 species growing here. This is really a huge wealth the great nature has bestowed us.
Please look at the right front, before us, the stone pillar towering into the sky is the jinbianyan. It ' s 378 meters high, just square, andktehricin the power part, sharp-topped,
and with clear corners and edges on its four sides. It resembles a lifted steel whip, directly pointing into the sky, making people watch it with awe. What ' s more, the stone structure
that of red quartz sand stone and limestone, which, in the sunshine, illuminates golden lights and hence the name jinbianxi. Jinbianxi is the highest, steepest and the most magnificent stone peak in the scenic areas of zhangjiajie, as people praise,
Everywhere you can see famous mountains and great rivers. Only jinbianxi is the most marvelous of all the marvelous.
Look there is something more marvelous still. A huge peak is leaning closely onto the left side of the magic whip. It looks like a powerful eagle, with its head lifted. One of its wings flapped, ready to soar into the sky, while the other is still half-embracing the jinbianyan, so it was called “the condor guarding the whip ”a,lso one of the typical scenic spots of jinbianxi.
After seeing the spectacle of jinbianyan, you may wonder why the nature should be so mysterious. As demonstrated by science, about 300 million years ago, it was a vast sea.
About 100 million years ago, as the result of lash by sea waves, quartz sandstone deposited over 500-meter thick on the sea floor . Later this place became dry land after the
strong rise by the new structure movement. When the land surface rose, with the action of flowing water , some small sands and stones were washed away. Besides, rocks collapsed
under the action of gravity, and were washed slowly by rainfalls and streams. All these factors have made zhangjiajie area a rocky and woody landform of peculiar quartz sandstone, which is composed of series of pillars and peaks, square mountains and valleys. Seeing this marvelous scenery, we cannot but sigh for the uncanny craftsmanship of nature. We are enjoying singing birds and fragrant flowers in mountains and paths full of twists and turns. Please notice those strange-shaped flowers along the stream. They rater resemble lobsters. Right, they are called “ lobster flowers ” . It ' s a rare herbaceous plant,
which sprouts in spring, blossoms in summer , and bear fruits in autumn and whose leaves
fall in winter .
People always say that wulingyuan has two bright eyes, and now see now see one of them-zicaotan. It is called because a kind of purple grass was said to grow on the wall of the pond. Here, the river widens suddenly, and the water here has less ripples and waves.
The surface of the pond is as tranquil as a mirror . The pond is also the home of the national
second-class protective animals- salamanders, and once was the production place of renowned golden whip fish.
Well, that ' s all for my explanation. Thank you!