Situated in Xiuwu county, Henan
province, Yuntai Mountain is among the first group of
world geology park, and it is the only scenic spots
combines many names together in Henan province, like
national tourist attraction, national AAAAA grade scenic
spots, national geology park, national forest park,
national water conservancy tourist attraction, national
macaque protection zone, national first group natural
heritage. Covering an are of 240sqm, the scenic spots
is composed of many sightseeing places, such as Tanpu
Gorge, Quanpu Gorge, Red Stone Gorge, Zifang Lake, Macaque
Covered with luxuriant original forest, Yuntai Mountain
has several deep valleys and ponds, myriad waterfalls
and springs, picturesque perilous cliffs and peaks,
which compose the unique scenery of Yuntai Mountain.
Yuntai Mountain is famous for its grotesque hill,
which extends as far as eyes can see. The main peak,
Cornel Peak, is 1308m above the sea level. Standing
on the chilly top, with Taihang Mountain to the north,
Huaichuan Plain to the south, you can fully understand
Viewing from the skyscraping cliff, other mountains
resemble to dwarf.
Yuntai Mountain is famous for its water scenery, with
a spring in every 3 steps, a waterfall in every 5 steps,
a pond in every 10 steps. Yuntai Waterfall, the highest
in the state with the drop in level of 314m, resembles
to the skyscraping pillar. Tianmen Waterfall, White
Dragon Waterfall, Yellow Dragon Waterfall, Y-shaped
Waterfall form the unique scenery of the area. Duokong
Spring, Pearl Spring, Yulie Spring, Bright Moon Spring
are clean and sweet, making you reluctant to return.
The Blue Dragon Gorge named as the first gorge of Central
Plain is an ecology attraction for its unique phenomena,
rich water resource and original forest.
Yuntai Mountain is the resort of poets. Wangwei, poet
of Tang Dynasty, wrote the famous lines on the Cornel
One misses relatives the most in the holiday.
Bai Juyi(poet of Tang Dynasty), once wrote a few lines
to eulogize the mountain,
Moon is dim in cloudy weather,
Taihang Mountain is really lofty and splendid.
Long since have I heard its steep,
only today can I experience it.
Tablet inscriptions of famed poets are exhibited here
and they add cultural meaning to the mountain.
Yuntai Mountain gains its name from history. Xiandi,
Emperor of Han Dynasty, had left the resort terrace
and the tomb base here. It had been the secluded place
of seven Bamboo Forest Sages of the Wei and the Jin
Period. Medicine King, Sun Simiao, once collected Chinese
medicine here. Many historical stories are spreading
in the area related to some fames once visited here.