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Gucheng Mountain Introduction

Gucheng Mountain—Qilixia Scenic Resort is located in Gucheng village, north of Wangcang County of Guangyuan City. It is 64 kilometers from the county center. Covering a total area of approximately 330 square kilometers, this region belongs to the Karst landform. The highest point is East Gucheng with an altitude of 2073 meters while the lowest point is Guankouya Valley with an altitude of 880 meters, the average height being 1200 meters. Gucheng Mountain—Qilixia Scenic Resort is composed of three main parts, namely, Gucheng Mountain, Qilixia and Bailong Palace.

Gucheng Mountain

Gucheng Mountain Scenic Resort is primarily a mountainous region, complemented by forest landscape, wild animals and underground landscape. The bright and colorful cloudscape varies from one season to another. The shape of the mountains of Gucheng Mountain look like Gu (Chinese drum) while the surrounding precipice takes on a look of a wall, with the height ranging from 150 to 200 meters. The mountaintop is vast and flat, covering an area of 20,000 to 30,000 square meters. The main scenic spots in this region include “the Drum-like Peaks Appearing from the Sea of Clouds”, “Cliff Castle” of Dahong Rock, “the Natural Wind-eroded Garden” of Zhongshanbao, “the Flowery Trail Leading to a Recess” of Taba River and “the Underground River Labyrinth” of Dahong Rock. The Gucheng Mountain Scenic Resort not only provides beautiful views, peculiar landforms and rarely-formed mountains and rivers, but also hosts a colorful culture. It is a sacred place for Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism. It is dotted by historical sites and has deep-rooted history and culture.

Gucheng Mountain

The Qilixia Scenic Resort is in the middle of the region. Covering an area of 29 square kilometers, it is a 3-kilometre long and 12-to-15-metre wide valley. The scenery here highlights waterscape. Valleys, forests and rivers form an integral whole, which presents a unique charm, gorgeous and colorful, elegant and peculiar. The main spots include the Couple Tree, waterfall, Yunv Spring and Hongye Bank.

Gucheng Mountain

In the Bailong Palace Scenic Zone, the river is emerald green and clear while the mountain is high and steep, like the sword and the screen. Scenic spots include Bailong Palace, Heilong Pool and the site of Iron Buddhist Temple. It is ascertained that the length of the main cave in Bailong Palace is 220 meters, with an average width ranging from 20 to 30 meters, the height ranging from 10 to 20 meters, and a total area of 8300 square meters. It has a huge scale with concentrated spots. The calcified landscape takes hundreds of thousands shapes, rarely seen among Karst caves in North Sichuan Province

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