Jiuxiang Scenic Resort
Jiu Xian g Scenic Spot occupies an area of about 20 square kilometers.
There are five attractions in the area: the Diehong Bridge, the
Dasha Dam, the Sanjiao Cave, the Alu Long and the Mingyue Lake.
The Diehong Bridge is 5 kilometers
southeast of the Jiuxiang Street; it is particularly
famous for the karst caves, the twin wazterfalls and
the huge natural stone dam cluster. The Dasha Dam has
amazing karst caves and picturesque thick forest. The
Alu Long is 6 kilometers west of Jiuxiang Street; and
it is famous for the excavated cliff paintings of the
Yi Ethnic group dated back to the Qin Dynasty from 221BC
to 206BC and the Han dynasty from 206BC to 220AD. The
Mingyue Lake has gained its name from its incredibly
beautiful bright moon reflection at night.
Jiuxiang is known as the "Natural
Museum of Karst Caves" claiming to have the largest,
most wonderful and most number of Karst Caves in China.
There are about a hundred caves naturally clustered
into 4 groups: the Sanjiao Cave, the Dashang Cave, the
Diehong Cave and the Dasha Dam Cave. Among them sixty-six
caves have great commercial value and are suitable for
exploitation. The caves in the area are extremely well-known
for grotesquerie in shape and magnificence in its natural
Jiuxiang, home of the Yi ethnic group, has strong minority
ethnic custom, a long and colorful history, and widely
spread ancient myths and tales. There are the mysterious
Hunting Festival, the Worship of the White Dragon Festival,
the Love Song Contest, the Bullfighting, the Wrestling,
the Sanxian Dance (which is a three-stringed plucked
instrument), and the Rattle Stick Dance and so on. There
are always too many to see, too much to experience and
embrace in Jiuxiang.
Warm clothes shall be prepared before
entering the area because you may get wet and cold in
the boat trip visiting the karst caves and the gorges.
The folk songs, dances and the local cuisine are also
too special to miss. There are buses available at the
gate of the Jiuxiang which is very convenient for tourists
to visit any of the scenic spots.