Mountain, also called Diancang Mountain, Xiongcang Mountain,
is located in the western Yunnan province within the
Cangshan Mountain and Erhai lake scenic spot of 960
The Cangshan Mountain lies at the
southern end of the Henduanshan mountain range. The
geological and climatic condition in the Cangshan mountain
that looks like a painted screen are complicated where
there is a distinct vertical distribution of vegetation
with more than 6000 kinds of plants distributed over
all 19 peaks and 18 streams. The primeval forest of
alpine azalea rolling for a few kilometers adds to a
little charm of grand Cangshan Mountain where the unique
fourth century glacier made highland rivers. Rocks,
spring, clouds and butterflies add to a little mystery
of the mountain.
Cangshan Mountain stretches from Shangguan
in the north to Xiaguan in the south, and touches the
limpid water of Erhai Lake in the east and reaches the
turbulent Heihuijiang River in the west. It measures
42 kilometers from south to north and 20 kilometers
from east to west.
Cangshan Mountain enjoys great reputation
for its snow, clouds, springs and marble. The unmelted
snow on Mt. Cangshan is so dazzling and splendent when
the sun rises, especially in March. The clouds here
changes often. The most famous is Wangfu Yun (the Cloud
Longing for the Return of Her Husband). There is a beautiful
legend is said that it is an avatar of a girl of Bai
Minority Group. There are 18 brooks among the peaks.
All the brooks flow into Erhai Lake. Mt. Cangshan is
a famous manufacture center of a smooth marble, named
Cangshan Stone. The Caihua Stone distinguish itself
by its unique patterns.