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Maling River Canyon Scenic Spot

Maling River Canyon Scenic Spot is a state-level scenic spot. It is located at the juncture of Yunnan, Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces in Xingyi City of Guizhou Province, about 334 kilometers (around 208 miles) southwest of Guiyang, the capital city. Maling River Canyon Scenic Spot is a display of karst features with multiple stratifications and categories. It is famous for its deep rift, waterfalls and calcium tapestries.

Maling River Canyon is a long, deep rift cut by the surging Maling River and the groundwater. It has a length of about 74.8 kilometers (around 46.5 miles) and an average depth of 200-400 meters (about 219-437 yards). The narrowest point of it is just 50 meters (about 55 yards) wide. Overlooking from above it looks just like a narrow crack while looking up from the bottom one can only see a strip of the sky. It is indeed a rare scene. It has been given the title of @,@A Beautiful Scar of the Earth@,@ by seasoned travelers.

It is said that the Maling River Canyon consists of around 100 waterfalls, each 100 meters (about 109 yards) high or more. The most beautiful waterfalls are the Pearl Waterfall and the Rainbow Waterfall. The Pearl Waterfall is a group of waterfalls dropping from a 100-meter (about 109 yards) high cliff. Droplets of these waterfalls splutter in all directions like abundant pearls in the air. The Rainbow Waterfall consists of eight waterfalls pouring down at the same time. As they arrive at the bottom, a mist of water rises and rainbows appear in the sunshine.

On the two faces of the canyon, there are miles of calcium sediments. Some calcium sediments are like hanging tapestries while some are like waterfalls. Local people call them calcium tapestries or calcium falls. These sediments vary in color and shape. Colorful and vivid pictures form on two sides. This natural gallery is too marvelous to imagine!

Tourists can either drift at the bottom of the canyon along the river or enjoy the scenery on foot along the man-made plank trail. Of course the canyon drift is much more exciting. Drifting at Maling River Canyon is more than exciting. It is thrilling! The river at this part is turbulent and narrow with several dangerous shoals. While drifting, tourists can appreciate waterfalls and calcium falls on the way.

Attention: the best time to drift along Maling River is from June to October. During this period, at the main spot one can take in sights of 13 waterfalls at one time.

Zhaodi Dyke Scenic Spot in Anlong

Lying in the northeastern suburb of Anlong County, Guizhou Province, the Zhaodi Dyke Scenic Spot is famous for its beautiful natural scenery and splendid historical culture. The spot is surrounded by hills on three sides with the county on the fourth side, and covers an area of approximately 5 square kilometers (about 1235 acres).

The Zhaodi Dyke is lined by weeping willows on both sides. This dyke was originally built in 1694, in the Qing Dynasty. In successive eras, the dyke was added to in height by several meters. Originally, the dyke was built to protect the city wall, prevent flood and promote communications and was donated by Zhao Guolin, a military officer of the Qing Dynasty. It took over one year to build the dyke. Later, to commemorate his contributions, the dyke was named Zhaodi Dyke.

Around the dyke, there are numerous views. To the eastern end of the dyke stands a grand archway and to the south, a paddy field which directly leads to the county. A lake, the Green Sea, lies on the north of the dyke, covering an area of 600 mu (about 98 acres). The west of the dyke is connected to a hill. On the hill, pavilions built in different dynasties can be found here and there. Many stone carvings have been left here. In the year of 1848 of the Qing Dynasty, a pond was opened on the side of the dyke. Later, it became a lotus pond with Five Lotus-Enjoying Pavilions above it. These pavilions are linked together by a long bridge. The lotus gives off a fragrant smell when flowering.

In addition, in the vicinity of the dyke there are a number of historic sites. For example, the Eighteen Officials@,@ Tombs built during the Ming Dynasty, the grave of Zhang Linxiang together with Ma Hetu (two leaders of an uprising of the Hui group in the Qing Dynasty) and the Imperial Drill Ground of the Ming Dynasty.

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