Naturally formed "pit yard", villagers are self-sufficient and live like in paradise.
The story of Peach Blossom Spring has been sung by people since ancient times, especially in Peach Blossom Spring, where earth is flat and houses are like houses. Beautiful nature and simple folk customs make everyone go for it. There is no place like Peach Blossom Spring in world, but there are beautiful landscapes like Peach Blossom Spring hidden in deep mountains. Changing geographical environment, openness or flatness of terrain, as well as changing topography - all this is one of reasons for formation of peach blossom spring.
There is a magical tiankeng in Yunnan. Thanks to hands of nature, this tiankeng has lush vegetation, beautiful environment and fresh climate. It looks like a fairytale island. Follow in my footsteps today and explore this unique and magical place together.
One. First entrance to Tiankeng
Located on a plateau, Yunnan is surrounded by mountains and rivers, and four seasons are like spring. Dali, Lijiang and other tourist resort towns come from Yunnan. At peak of season every year, tourists come from all over to experience customs and customs, appreciate beautiful scenery, immerse yourself in nature, relax and enjoy.
When entering Yunnan, first thing that catches your eye is Mount Wumeng, which is also located between two mountains, with a special border. There are no strange rocks like mountains of Hunan, but more flat and sudden depressions, rocks are heavily weathered, and stalactite-like caves can be seen everywhere here.
After many years of rain, water accumulated on mountain flows into ground, and more and more washed large stones fall into underground river, and original form of tiankeng is displayed in front of everyone.
Zhenxiong Tiankeng, one of largest Tiankeng groups in my country, is located in Yunnan Province. When driving here, winding mountain roads are layered and criss-cross. From one side, a bottomless rock, and from other, a towering Tien Shan mountain. Drivers here will be horrified.
There are no landmarks or navigation here, it's just luck getting here. As you drive up to tiankeng, you will find that surrounding air suddenly becomes cold. Because of fog, you always feel wet on your body. You can see that front windshield of car is covered with water droplets.
Finally, when you see yellow-white mountains and lush green vegetation, you will arrive at Tiankeng. The trees on both sides of tiankeng are not willows and pines that we usually see, but a kind of cypress that can grow between stone gaps. Looking from afar, you don't feel any difference here. When you are among mountains, you can clearly see village which is the city of Voude.
two. Dive into it
This huge sinkhole with a height of 150 m and a diameter of 600 m is almost a cylinder. Serrated stones are distributed among cypresses. Looking down from above, it seems that you are looking at earth from a helicopter. In depths of entrance to cave there is a hill sheltered from wind, from afar it seems that there are buildings, which are rows of low houses.
It is said that in ancient times, people suffering from leprosy were driven here to live here, due to isolation and the underdevelopment of science and technology, this infectious disease killed their lives. Many sick people gathered here and began a miserable life, so there are houses and some traces of life.
But this did not deprive them of hope for survival. Facing repeated setbacks and hardships, they used ropes, bamboo baskets, and wooden barrels to open up a new world. Without food and water, they climbed mountains on suspension ropes.
Gathering and hunting in nature, self-sufficient without basic necessities Gradually, a village with agricultural land, industry and small mining equipment was formed here. With a glimmer of hope, they multiplied and lived. isolated life in Taohuayuan.
Walking down, a feeling of cold and dampness rolls in, a breeze blows, clean and fresh. People cannot get rid of idea that living here is both happiness and misfortune. As you dive deeper, you will feel a strong signal. Because of geographic environment here, this is a huge transmitting station that absorbs signal.
Looking up from below, terraced fields connect to top of mountain, densely planted with various vegetables and grains, and many women weave bamboo baskets from shoes. Everyone lives a leisurely and happy life. Several families living here have water and electricity, and their normal needs can be met.If you have to pay 10 yuan to enter cave, it is considered a subsidy.
Three. Wishing to return and forgetting to return
When you enter stalactite cave, you fully understand uniqueness of this tiankeng. It's a bit like a pansy cave, five fingers deep, and on side, like sculptures, are strange rocks of various shapes. If you look up, over years of accumulation of water, these stones have acquired a different shape. Under dim light Under irradiation, it is crystal clear.
If you go deeper, you will see a large area covered with boulders and stones, as much as you dare to imagine, sculptures here can be of any shape. To right is a high open-air platform from which you can view other side of mountain, among fog, it is so beautiful.
In middle is a huge pool where clean and drinking water is collected, as well as a well for villagers. The sky shines above pool with multi-colored light, and you can also hear sound of ding dong ding dong, which is trail of flowing water passing over rocks.
Such a place may not be beautiful in traditional sense, but it is a natural structure created by nature itself. Only those who come here will be deeply attracted to love it and linger on it.