Hemu Scenic Area

Hemu Scenic Area is located in Burqin County, Altay Region, northern Xinjiang, about 30 kilometers east of Kanasi Lake. It is a small village inhabited by Kazakhs and Tuva people. Generally, when tourists play in the north of Xinjiang, they will play Hemu Scenic Area with Kanasi Lake Scenic Area together.

All the houses in Hemu Village are simple log cabins, which are scattered in the valley among the mountains. The local ethnic minorities work in the yard and they look simple and quiet. The Hemu River flows by the village. The water is light blue and very clear. There are grasslands and birch forests around the village with beautiful scenery. In winter, the top of the mountain begins to accumulate snow and become small snow mountains, making the Hemu Scenic Area look like a fairy tale world.

Hemu Village is not big, the main road in the village is about two or three kilometers long, and you can just walk around the village. The observation deck is located on the hillside opposite the Hemu River. On the observation deck, you can take a panoramic view of the village, which is a good place for photographers to shoot large movies.

Hemu, a very beautiful and charming small village, is surrounded by mountains and the pristine natural scenery attracts many people to visit. Hemu Scenic Area is a very beautiful place, the scenery has snow mountains, rivers, wooden houses, grasslands, woods, with a little Nordic style. The vegetation here is lush, the flow of water is slow and clear, the villages with unique styles are scattered among them, the natural scenery is beautiful, and the four seasons are different. You can play horse riding, rafting, hiking. Staying one night here, you can feel the local folk customs and lifestyle. The scenery is nice, the climate is pleasant, the air is fresh, the unique charm of the architectural style is very suitable for taking pictures.

The Dazu Rock Carvings

The Dazu Rock Carvings is a general term for Buddhist rock carvings (grottoes) in Dazu District, Chongqing, including Baoding Mountain, Beishan Mountain, Nanshan Mountain, Shimen Mountain, Shizhuan Mountain, etc., where you can enjoy the preservation stone carving art in the Tang and Song Dynasties. There are as many as 75 caves and more than 50,000 statues. It represents the highest level of grotto art in the world from the 9th to the 13th century AD, and is the last monument in the history of human grotto art.

Among the stone carving groups, Baoding Mountain stone carving and Beishan stone carving are more concentrated. Tickets for Baoding Mountain and Beishan Stone Carvings are sold separately, and joint tickets can also be purchased. And these two scenic spots are more than ten kilometers apart. The remaining three scenic spots in the stone carving group are relatively remote or not yet open to the public.

Baoding Mountain Stone Carvings is located about 15 kilometers northeast of Dazu City. There are 13 landscapes, including Big Buddha Bay and Little Buddha Bay. There are many life scenes and stories in Buddhist scriptures.

Beishan Stone Carvings are located about 2 kilometers north of Dazu City, and were excavated in the Tang Dynasty and ended in the Southern Song Dynasty. The carved Buddha statues in Beishan are small and exquisite, with a variety of postures, showing a transitional style from Tang to Song Dynasty. For example, the Buddha statue No. 53 has both the plump and simple sculptures of the Tang Dynasty and the slender body with the statues of the Song Dynasty.

The Dazu Rock Carvings are Buddhist-themed stone carvings, which are very exquisite and spectacular. Each engraving has its own story, and it is still in color, and is very realistic and even vivid. Especially for the Buddha statues in the stone caves, it is needless to say that the expressions are very charming, even the tassels of the clothes are very special. In short, Dazu Rock Carvings is worthy of a visit.

Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area

After the restoration and reconstruction of the Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area in Dali, a millennium ancient temple with the three pagodas as the core that is covering the surrounding 388 acres and the main building area of ​​more than 20,000 square meters is displayed in front of tourists. The reconstruction of the scenic area breaks the stereotype that the scenic spot is difficult to prevent the “seven-year itch” and opens up a practical and feasible way for the sustainable development of the Yunnan tourist scenic spot. The magnificent pagodas of Chongsheng Temple were burnt down in the ancient time, and only the three pagodas were kept intact.

Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area in Dali, built in the heyday of Nanzhao Buddhism, was the center of the “Ancient Kingdom” at that time, known as the “Buddha Capital”, and was also the largest Buddhist temple and Buddhist cultural center in Southeast Asia at that time. The huge historical value and profound cultural heritage makes it a must-see area for tourists to visit Dali. The three pagodas in front of the temple have also become a symbol of Dali. There is harmony in the changes of the three pagodas, unity in the opposites, with mutual support, and it is natural. The three pagodas are unique in shape, which are soaring into the sky, and look very artistic! The three pagodas of Chongsheng Temple are located 1.5 kilometers north of Dali Ancient City, facing the Erhai Lake in the east and Cangshan Mountain in the west.

Chongsheng Temple is a symbol of ancient history and culture in Yunnan and one of the oldest and most majestic buildings in southern China. In 1961, it was announced as a national key cultural relics protection unit of the first batch by the State Council. The scenery of Chongsheng Temple is very beautiful, the scenic area is very large, and there are many views to watch. Many temple hall buildings are magnificent!

In short, Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area has both beautiful natural scenery and profound history and culture, even non-religious visitors can come there to take a visit.