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Favourites of Photographers in Guizhou: Forest of Ten-Thousand Peaks (Wanfenglin)

by Live in Guizhou


PUBLISHED August 13, 2021 • 3 MIN READ

Guizhou’s karst landforms are internationally famous, and the forest of ten-thousand peaks is undoubtedly the most unique among all these beautiful sceneries. It is breath-taking and has peculiar views. There are eight kinds of views widely scattered in this area, namely, the peaks, Keichousaurus fossils, sinkholes, rock cracks, forests, lakes, springs and caves, which earns it the title of “the wonder of the world”.
It is the largest and most typical karsts peak forest in China. More than 360 years ago, the renowned Chinese geographer and traveller, Xu Xiake, came to Wanfenglin and expressed the following compliment: “Among the numerous mountains in the world, it is only here where the peaks form a forest”.

Favourites of Photographers in Guizhou: The Longest Cave in Asia

Guizhou, located in the central part of China’s karsts-concentrated area, has a variety of karsts terrains and landscapes;but what many people do not know is that Guizhou’s underground karsts landscapes are even more developed. In other words, Guizhou enjoys much richer karsts landscapes under the ground than on the surface. And Shuanghedong, or Double-River Cave, is the most typical representative. According to the measurement data obtained from the Sino-French Shuanghedong joint investigation carried out in 2018, the cave has a length of 238.48 kilometres and the detected depth reaches 594 meters, making it the longest cave system in Asia. For those who like adventure, this scenic spot is definitely worth visiting.
Address: Wenquan Town, Suiyang County, Zunyi City;
Ticket Price: ¥120 for underground cracks; ¥130 for underground valleys.

Favourites of Photographers in Guizhou: the 24 Bends in Qinglong

People always say that roads in the mountains tend to twist and turn. But the road here has as many as 24 bends, making it the famous 24-bend road in Qinglong County, Guizhou Province. It is the symbolic section of the Stillwell Road, stretching for four kilometres and measuring four meters in width. The straight-line distance between the first bend and the 24th one is 350 meters, with a vertical height of 250 meters and an incline of 60 degrees. During the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, the road served as a traffic artery for the allies fighting in the China-Burma-India theatre, and is honoured as the “lifeline of the War of Resistance”.

Favourites of Photographers in Guizhou: Zhongshuge Bookstore

Zhongshuge Bookstore, inspired by the Karsts landscape of Guizhou, exhibits a picturesque layout formed by tunnel-like corridors, peak-shaped bookshelves and a terraced field-style lecture salon. It has created not only a comfortable space for reading, but also a must-visit place for tourists.