Located in the east of Yunnan, only 132km away
from Kunming, Qujing is also the second largest city of Yuannan.
Qujing is the birthplace of the ancient Cuan cluture, from 742
¨C 755 AD, Qujing is the political, economic and cultural
center of Nanzhong slavery Kingdom. As an important access to
heartland of central China and the coastal areas in Southeast
China, Qujing is known as the throat of Yunnan. Apart from its
rich mineral resources, Qujing is one of Major high quality tobacco
producing areas of China and one of rice and vegetable oil producer
historically Qujing had been the political,
economic and cultural center of Yunnan. The Five-Chi Dao, which
is built in Han Dynasty during the western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD),
the Middle Kingdom has been established its administration body
in this area. In the following five hundred years Qujing has been
ruled by different dynasties, and Qujing was always the political,
economic and cultural center of Yunnan.
Origination of the Pearl River
Located in the Maxiong Mountain in the northeast of Zhanyi County,
Qujing. Zhu Jiang, literally means Pearl River in Chinese language.
With a length of 2,214 km, Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) is the longest
river in Southern China. In the deep valley of Maxiong Mountain,
a upper cave and a lower cave in a 6 meter high cliff are the
resources of Pearl River. Inscribed just above the caves are three
Chinese scprits of Zhu Jiang Yuan; the sources of the Pearl River.
On the left side of the cave stands a stele inscribed with the
Record of the Sources of the Zhujiang River, which says: flowing
across the south of county from the Maxiong Mountain. Nearby in
another stone tablet inscribed with four characters: Yin Shui
Si Yuan, think of its source when you drink its water, written
by Ye Xuanping, fomer governor of Guangdong Priovince, and expression
of the deep love of Guangdong people for this river. An early
as the Chongzhen period of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), in
his travelogue: A Survey of the Panjiang river Xu Xiake reported
that Panjiang River was originated at Zhanyi near Yanfang.
as a national forest park, the Maxiong Mountain
boasts over 600 hectares of azalea and pine trees. During the
blooming season, the mountain is splendidly red with flowers.
Colorful Sand Forest Luliang
of the three forests in Yunnan, the other two are the Stone Forest
and the Earth Forest, the Colorful Sand Forest is located 18 km
from Luliang County. The scenic area covers an area of 6 square
kilometer, with a series of attractions along in a Y ¨C shaped
valley. The sand hills really look like a dense forest, hence
the name. the sand dunes are in shape of castle, house, screens.
Despite the erosion of many years by wind and rain, they still
stand magnificently. The reason for this is that on the surface
of the sand there is a layer of natural protection which forms
when silicate and calcium carbonate in the sand come into contact
with carbon dioxide in water or air. The colors of the sand forest
is even more striking. The sand is mostly quartz sand, which contains
48 different trace elements , under the sunlight, the colors of
the sand changes at different time during a day and in different
season of a year, red, yellow, and white as their originalt colors
mixed with blue, black, and gray. Walking in the sand forest,
visitor are amazed by this natural wonder and the power of nature
mild climate and abundant rainfall has endowed Luoping a favorable
place to canola (rape seeds) products. In spring the 10,000 hectares
of canola flowers are in riot, and turns Luoping into a vast sea
of yellow golden flowers. In this vast sea is dotted with karst
hills and outcroppings and local Buyi villages. Green hills, blue
skies with white clouds and yellow flowers weaved together into
a an enchanting peaceful idyllic picture of countryside sceneries.
Hordes of busy honey bees hum, fly, and of course bring the hope
of a bumper harvest on honey, the beekeepers are from all over
China, they roam across the country like Gypsies in chase of their
Qujing Travel Attractions