Majestic Mountains of Qianxinan

2015-02-22 14:55:43   |   heilong   |   Qianxinan, Guizhou, China

Qianxinan is one of Guizhou’s more remote regions, but it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and iconic places to visit in Guizhou. The landscape of Qianxinan is dominated by, you guessed it, mountains! Everywhere I looked, there seemed to be verdant, green mountains stretching out to infinity. On my first day, I decided to visit double-breast peak. This happens to be one of Guizhou’s most famous landmarks, and when I arrived, I was quite surprised to see that there were a pair of mountains that looked exactly like a pair of breasts. It was pretty amazing. The locals informed me that they believed the mountains to belong to a goddess of fertility for the land. They said that the streams that fed this region came from the peaks of these mountains, so they are somewhat revered in Qianxinan.

 

 

 

I also was fortunate enough to visit the Forest of 10,000 Peaks. The only way I can think to describe this wondrous place to ask you to imagine a choppy stretch ocean. Every wave of that ocean would represent a mountain here. I have never seen such an astonishing concentration of mountains in one place before. These mountains were mostly of similar height, but they stretched on and on. Rivers and villages were interspersed among them and I got to go hiking, which is always a plus for me. The view from the mountain I chose was breathtaking.

 

To relax from the excitement of the previous day, I visited the tranquil Qixiang Park. This beautiful park was surrounded by lush greenery and had a few waterways running through it. Bridges and little pavilions dotted the area and it was a wonderfully relaxing occasion to stroll uninhibited through the park. 

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