Yanxiangdong Ecotourism Area of Hanjiang River
Yanxiangdong Ecotourism Scenic Spot of Hanjiang River is located in Shiquan, covering an area of 80 square kilometers, north of Qinling Mountains and south of Bashan Mountains. Relying on the Hanjiang River, the scenic spot combines more than a dozen scenic spots, such as the Three Gorges of the Hanjiang River, the ancient town of iron, Fushui River, Yanxiang Dongtian, Lingqueshan and Xiaojiaguzhai, Shiling Mountain and Changling Gorge. Nearly 150 scenic spots are beaded with jade, which highlights the original ecological beauty of the hinterland of Qinba and both sides of the Hanjiang River, and combines with the long-standing Hanjiang River culture to form a melting mountain. The natural landscape of water, shore and cave, as well as the humanistic landscape of ancient towns, temples, ancestral temples and theatres, is an ecological natural scenic spot with distinct characteristics.
Survey of scenic spots
Yanxiang Cave is located about one kilometer west of Tiaodou Town, 50 kilometers south of Shiquan County, Shaanxi Province. According to geological experts, Yanxiang Cave is about 16 kilometers long and belongs to Cambrian Paleoquicklimestone karst cave group. It has a history of 500 million years. It is the most well-protected cave group with the richest landscape and the largest volume in Northwest China and even in China.
It is known as the first hole in Northwest China. At present, about 1800 meters have been developed, and the distance between them is about 3600 meters. There are eight halls with various stalactites and stalagmites in the cave. There are dozens of independent scenic spots such as "Loess Plateau", "Spring Flower", "Autumn Fruit", "Changbai Cedar", "Five-color Flow Falls" and "Jiuzhai Style". There is water in the cave, and stalactites hang upside down on the top of the cave. There are many kinds of stalactites hanging in the sky and the earth. There are stone zheng, stone pillars and stone bells. There are halls and halls in the cave, and the elders can accommodate thousands of people. There are holes in the cave, overlapping holes in the cave, caves in the wall and scenery in the cave. The stalactites in the cave are large in number, large in size and peculiar in image, forming a beautiful stone palace in Yangong. Swallow Cave is in the valley of Fushui River, with odd peaks standing on both sides. In front of the cave, the water is flowing, the rocks are green, the trees are green, the old trees are twisted with vines, the branches are warblers, and the fields are overflowing with flowers and grass. Swallow Cave and Changling Grand Canyon, Miaojia Ancient Village, Lion Ridge, Hump Hill, Iron Town and Lingqueshan constitute a natural scenic spot with 20 square kilometers of perfect ecology.
In 2002, Yanxiangdong Shaanxi Baibaizhong Ecotourism Development Company dismantled huge funds to develop the Hanjiang Yanxiangdong scenic spot, gradually forming a comprehensive tourism scenic spot of "one river, one water and one karst cave". Along the Hanjiang River, there are Lotus Stone Scenic Spot, Stone Buddha Ancient Temple, Cedar Stone Rock, Xianyuquan Cave, Carp Uphill, Lingqueshan and other landscapes. Yanzidong is located on the cliff of the upper reaches of the Fushui River. According to experts'textual research, the Cambrian Paleozoic limestone karst caves have been formed for 500 million years. Yanzi Cave is about 2000 meters long. It is the most well-protected cave group in Northwest China and even in China. It has the richest landscape and the largest volume. There is water in the cave, and stalactites hang upside down on the top of the cave. There are many kinds of stalactites hanging in the sky and the earth. There are stone zheng, stone pillars and stone bells. There are halls and halls in the cave, and the elders can accommodate thousands of people. There are holes in the cave, overlapping holes in the cave, caves in the wall and scenery in the cave. The stalactites in the cave are large in number, large in size and peculiar in image, forming a beautiful stone palace in Yangong. Swallow Cave is in the valley of Fushui River, with odd peaks standing on both sides. In front of the cave, the water is flowing, the rocks are green, the trees are green, the vines are tangled with old trees, the branches are warblers, the flowers and plants are overflowing with color. With the acceleration of the development and construction steps of Yanzidong tourist attractions, Shaanxi Baizhong Ecotourism Development Company will build a unique central tourist area with Qinba characteristics for Southern Shaanxi tourism, realize the organic connection between Ankang and Hanzhong tourist attractions, thus enhance the tourism structure and function of southern Shaanxi, and comprehensively promote the development of tourism economy in southern Shaanxi.
Ecotourism Scenic Spot
Yan Xiang Dong
In the iron town southeast of Shiquan, Yanxiang Cave is situated under the steep cliff of the upper reaches of Fushui River. It is a Cambrian Paleozoic limestone cave group, which has been formed for hundreds of millions of years. According to textual research, the actual length of Yanxiang cave should be about 10 kilometers, which is the most well-protected cave community in Northwest China and even in China. The cave has the richest landscape and the largest volume. The stalactites in the cave are in various shapes and shapes, hanging from heaven to earth, and have a unique image. They are reflected in the water with thousands of scenes, forming a beautiful rock palace and stone palace. Among them, Jiuzhai style, loess high slope, Xizi lakeside, Taibai Listening Waterfall, Penglai Senge and other landscapes are magnificent and wonderful.
The Yanxiang Cave, known as the first cave in Northwest China, is not only amazing in its rocks, but also amazing in its animals and plants, which adds a unique landscape to the beautiful Yanxiang Cave. The big foot rat ear bat found in the cave is a unique bat in China. It is another fish-eating bat found after the Mexican rabbit lip bat and Sonora mouse ear bat. It is the first fish-eating bat found in China, and its number is extremely rare.
Yanxiangdong Scenic Area covers 80 square kilometers. The cave is 1800 meters long and has nine natural doors. Normally, because there is no light source in the cave, plants can not grow, so there are no plants in the cave. However, with the continuous development of Yanxiang Cave, green plants have grown hundreds of meters deep in Yanxiang Cave. Some plants can reach tens of centimeters, which has become another wonder in Yanxiang Cave. In the cave, stalagmites and mantles are all over the cave, a scene of lively caves.
Three Gorges of Hanjiang River
The Hanjiang River is the birthplace of Chinese civilization, and together with the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and the Huaihe River, it is also called "the Yangtze River, the Huaihan River". This river flowing in the southern foot of Qinling Mountains, even in today's unprecedented industrialization, is still as clear, tranquil and beautiful as a poem, maintaining the only "pastoral" in China's inland, making it closer to the original ecology of nature and humanity than many other rivers in China.
The Hanjiang River in Shiquan section enters into the canyon area. The narrowest part is the Lotus Gudu, where there are only 50 meters. The peaks on both sides confront each other. It is over 300 meters above the river surface and the slope of the canyon is 50-60 degrees. It is especially steep in the limestone area. Three famous canyons are formed: Fenghuang Gorge, Liuxi Gorge and Cedar Gorge, with a total length of 35 kilometers. Hanshui is like silk, like forged brocade, green hills, green tiles and white walls on both sides of the river, fishing and singing late on the river, and a school of scenery in the south of the Yangtze River, known as the "Qinba Landscape Gallery".
The ancient town of iron has a history of thousands of years. It is an ancient post station town on the old road of Sichuan and Chu. Iron Town is built on Karst karst topography. Most of the existing ancient streets were built in Ming and Qing Dynasties, especially the suspended tower of "three feet of land, more than one day". Ancient town is built by mountains and rivers, surrounded by water-rich rivers. Though thousands of years of changes in the times, it still retains the tranquil, simple and elegant features of the past. It has the poetic and picturesque flavor of "bridge, running water, family".
Iron town is a multi-ethnic gathering place, which is deeply influenced by immigrant culture. Listening to the Han Opera Erhuang, Pingba Mountain specialty, makes people suspect in the middle of Sichuan; riding in a canoe, listening to fishing songs is like a special scenery in the south of the Yangtze River; in the Bao dialect, traveling through the ancient streets is like a backward flow of time. The local catering features are prominent, while the ancient theatre buildings, archways, Qiaotai restaurants and hanging feet dwellings often make visitors linger and forget to return.
Lotus ancient ferry
The Lotus Ancient Ferry is located 10 kilometers south of Shiquan City. It is an ancient ferry connecting the north and south of Sichuan, Shaanxi and the Warring States Period. Since the Spring and Autumn Period, it has assumed the important task of water transportation to Sichuan, Chu and Guanzhong, which is the key point of the ancient meridian road. The reconstruction of the old site has become a tourist terminal and starting point for visiting the beautiful scenery of the Three Gorges of the Hanjiang River.
Guiyuan Garden in Hanshui is about a mile away from Yanxiang Pavilion, the gate of Yanxiang Cave Scenic Area. It is near the mountains and rivers and has beautiful scenery. Because there are several luxuriant osmanthus trees in the garden, they are called "Guiyuan" by literati and refined scholars.
If you take a car or a boat, you will soon see a house with a unique style, white walls, grey tiles, fresh style, a few lush osmanthus trees embellished in the meantime, there is a unique style, this is Guiyuan. During the tour, you can enjoy tea, laurel, entertainment, fishing and shopping. It is an excellent place to release your mind and recuperate your body and mind.
Address of Yanxiang Cave in Shiquan County: Iron Town 50 kilometers south of Shiquan County
Yanxiangdong Self-driving Route: Xi'an to Shiquan Yanxiangdong Self-driving Route: 1. West Han Expressway: Xi'an-Daheba (Shiquan/Foping, 155 km of West Han Expressway) - Lianghe Town (110 km of National Highway) - Shiquan County (39 km of Provincial Highway) - Lianhua Gudu/Hanjiang Three Gorges (9 km of Provincial Highway) - Guiyuan (24 km of Provincial Highway) - Yanxiangdong Scenic Area (249 km of the whole journey). 2. Xikang Expressway: Xi'an-Wuli (195 km of Xikang Expressway) - Maliguan Tunnel (77 km of 316 National Highway) - Lianhuagudu/Hanjiang Three Gorges (1 km of provincial highway) - Guiyuan (24 km of provincial highway) - Yanxiangdong Scenic Area (311 km).