On boat rafting downstream from
Jingping Hill, on the river bank of the
Xiangsijiang River, a tributary of the Li
River, near Daxu town, you can see a range
of hump peaks rising steeply, which is famed
as the 'Forest of Odd Shaped Peaks'. The
towering peaks point into the sky and the
scene is imposing. Ancient people named
the town among these peaks Qifeng Town (Town
of Odd Shaped Peaks). It is a fine example
of the fantastic karst landform.
About several hundred million years ago,
this area was a boundless ocean, only dotted
with a few pieces of land. At the bottom
of the ocean, vast limestone areas accumulated
which were several thousand meters deep.
The diastrophism resulted in many folds
and ruptures in the deposit terrain. For
thousands of years the rainwater permeated
into these crevasses, dissolving calcium
carbonate contained in the limestone. The
ground became bumpy and various grotesque
Yunnan is a perfect showpiece of China's
many natural wonders, rugged, wild, and unspoiled. The province
is famed for its multitude of ethnic groups, of China's fifty-five
officially recognized ethnic minorities, twenty-five can be
found in Yunnan. Here visitors could find snow-capped mountains,
mysterious deep valleys, peaceful highland lakes, magnificent
Karst hills, tropical rainforests, and torrential rivers.
As the capital of China, Beijing is the
political, cultural, and intellectual center of the country.
Beijing has so much to offer travelers. The celebrated tourist
center is filled with historical highlights, the most well known
ones are: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple
of Heaven, Ming Tombs...
Tibet Autonomous Region, a mystical land
called "the Roof of the World", more than 50 peaks in this area
are higher than 7,000 meters, and 11 peaks exceed 8,000 meters.
Mt. Everest - the world's highest peak is located in Tibet.
Tibet offers fabulous things to see, including unique Buddhist
monastery, breathtaking high-altitude lakes, stunning views
of the snow mountains and brilliant Tibetan culture.