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15 July 2015

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Meishan Cave & Ziquejie Terrace

Brief Introduction of Meishan Cave

Feature: Karst Cave

Time: All the year round

Ticket: 80 yuan

Phone: 0738-8313881

Opening Time: 8 a.m.

Address: Xinhua County, Loudi, Hunan 

 

 

Meishan Cave, a subterranean limestone cave, is situated on the side of Zijiang River, which is rare in the world. Having the structure of several storeys in the cave with marvelous spectacles, it is proven to be 2,876 meters long, of which 1,896 meters long routes is open to the tourists with a unique underground river of 466 meters. In the cave, there are spectacular flowstones of surprising shapes and all kinds of stalactites, stalagmites and plane sections.  Professor Lu Cunyue from the National Tourism Administration expressed his surprise by acclaiming the cave as “the most beautiful geological garden in the world”. Now, the cave is renowned as one of the world's three largest caves.

  

The landscape along the river is also unparalleled in China. Quasi-physical landscape includes Dragon Princess Washing Silk, Auspicious Kylin and Jade Tree, Dragon Kissing Crane, Confucius Preaching, Lotus-gate Half-opening, Great Minds Quizzing, Lotus Bridge Boating, Lotus Screen Drooping, Lofty Lotus Hall, Watery Lotus and Budding Golden Lotus.  Artistic landscape includes Greeting Guests, Amazing Caves, Mount Tai scenery, Dragon temple& Jade Tower, Dunhuang Frescoes, and Lotus Palace of Clear Water. Allusions landscape includes The Eight Fairies and The Mighty Naozha.

 

Brief Introduction of Ziquejie Terraced Field 

Feature: Qin People Terraced Field

Time: All the year round

Ticket: 68 yuan

Phone: 0738-8313881

Opening Time: 8 a.m.

Address: Xinhua County, Loudi, Hunan

 

 

At Ziquejie Terrace you can see layers upon layers of terraces mapped on the hills like green waves rolling among the mountains. Visitors seeing this view will be astonished that this was made by the ancient ancestors of the locals. 

 

As one of the 8 new famous scenic spots in Hunan Province, Ziquejie Terraced Field is located in Shuiche of Xinhua County. 80,000 mu (5,333 hectare)terraced fields, rising one upon another at an elevation of 500 meters to 1,100 meters, are endowed with natural self-irrigation and endless spring water.

 

Here you can appreciate the remains of ancient paddy culture and enjoy the primitive simplicity of slash-and-burn cultivation and wood-block houses.

 

 

 

According to research, the Terraced Field which originated from Qin & Han Dynasty and developed in the Song Dynasty, has a long history of over 2,000 years and is the product of the nationalities (Miao,Yao,Tong and Han) working together as the remains of ancient paddy culture with fishing and hunting culture, reflecting  the greatness of the ancient Meishan farming civilization. It is approved as a state-level scenic spot in 2005. And in 2006 it was included in the world culture and natural double heritage list.