Pepper Peak is said to resemble a red pepper, albeit one that is 180 meters high and 100 meters around. The
landforms are referred to as "Danxia" as they consist of red sandstone that resembles the limestone karst
landscapes of other areas of the country (eg Guilin)
The dramatic pathway between Candle Peak and Camel Peak
The Dragon Mouth is a 100
meter long fissure and
slants at a 60 degree
angle. Just duck down
and climb through!
Ninety Nine steps
lead to the top of
Yang Kuifa was a Robin Hood-like character who helped the local people but in doing so, he offended the
authorities. He was forced to hide in the mountains and after his death, he was revered as a local deity.
This is the altar on top of Camel Peak.
The Danxia Linear Valley, created by water erosion, allows visitors to walk through the mountains
We began the next day by visiting the Fuyi River Scenic Area on the upper course of the Zijiang River.
The General Rock, resembling a General in battle robe, stands 75 meters tall.
It's one of the Six Wonders of Langshan Mountain.
After the raft ride, we were greeted by one of the villagers and his dog.
A quick snack along
the way from a local
vendor: Rice and Eggs
We do a full circle tour of the area, back to the Danxia Steep Cliff
After the 2 hour+ hot, humid walk, (with plenty of stairs), it was refreshing to find an ice cold beer.
The hotel manager heard that we wanted to try local cuisine (instead of the same buffet every day) so
he invited us to a lavish, feast for lunch. The food was amazing!
And right after lunch, we headed out again, this time to explore the Bajiaozhai Scenic Area
After a walk through stunning scenery, we came upon the Yuntai Temple, built in the
Northern Song Dynasty (960-1279)
At 818 Meters, you can view the 8 peaks of the Langshan Mountain area. Sometimes the peaks can be seen
rising through low clouds but it's quite a breathtaking site, even on an overcast day like this.
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