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Red Stone Gorge, Jiaozuo Henan
Red Stone Gorge (hóng shí xiá 紅石峽) is a valley of 2,000m in length and 68m in
depth, with steep cliffs of red rocks standing straight up on both sides. The tour
time takes about one and a half hour. The gorge is the geologic relic of a crustal
movement that took place 1.2billion years ago, and rare Danxia landform in
This gorge gathers many springs, waterfalls, streams, pools and gullies, so it is
named 'the corridor of superfine landscape' by garden experts. The south side of
the gorge is so narrow that it is only one thread wide. Towering cliffs stand facing
each other as a gate and torrents scour a gully down the cliffs.
Here the White Dragon Waterfall is divided into three sections and drops in level of
about 50 meters (164 feet). Myriad springs and waterfalls dash against cliffs,
making numerous colorful beads in sunlight like a natural fresco. White stalactites
that grow in the quartz sandstones become simple and elegant under the red cliffs.
Two emersed red stones look as if two lovers are locked together in a long kiss.
Nine dragon pools make a stream whose water is so limpid that many beautiful
stones can be seen clearly.
Red Stone Gorge is the most
attractive scenic spot in Yun
Tai Mountain of China.
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Up to hiway
(Red Stone Gorge)
Down to vally
Red Stone Gorge isolated with the outside world, the climate is warm in winter and
cool in summer, and the temperature is moderate, so it is also called "Warm disk
valley" (Wenpan Valley).