Post Time: February 10,2011 By Lily
But after we climbed up to the first Observation Deck，which did not disappoint. “Really seeing is believing”, it of course has a fresh air of the natural environment, but the unique scenery/landscape---Danxia landform; its most well-known, especially to attract tourists is ranked second in the world. There are over a hundred weirdly shaped towering mountains, jagged rocks, red peaks, caves and valleys. One such, Conch Mountain, is composed of four awl-shaped peaks, each over a hundred meters high and covered by exquisite whorls, just like gigantic conches.Bajiaozhai （The Octangle Mountain Village）, which is located in the extremely southern border area of Langshan between Hunan and Guangxi. As there are eight peaks connected with each other, and the eight peaks lean against one another just like a lotus flower. The place thus got its name.
The third and forth stop are the best part of the views are the “Dragon ridge” & “Sky ridge” , which are impossible to describe: blue sky without one piece of cloud on top of your head, steep rocks seem to be growing at approximate perpendicular angle.
It is a pity that we came here in Winter, have no chance to witness the full blooming of mountain flowers, and in autumn all the trees on mountains are touched with gold. But just give this opportunity to my next visiting to Ziyuan.
After a short break we took off the summit for Taming Dragon Rock, crossing a wooden bridge. Afterwards, a local Buddhist temple named Tianxin (center of the heaven) Temple in front of us. It was originally built in the Yuan dynasty. And there are still many local believers come to the temple to pray for harvest or good luck every year.