Why Zhang Jia Jie is so famous
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Today, we set off to the highlight of the whole tour, Zhang Jia Jie National park.
We first went to nearby Jin Bian Xi. Unfortunately, due to the time of the year when we visited the stream, we dont really get to see the water. However, we saw the great mmountains of Zhang Jia Jie. I have really heard that Zhang Jia Jie is a very beautiful place, and looked quite forward to it. However, perhaps its because there are mountains and trees and rocks everywhere, the awesomeness of the place decreases every minute.
After a short trip at Jin Bian Xi, we went to the main attractions in Zhang Jia Jie, basically to see the stones mountains. Our tour guide compared the mountains here to the Stone forest in Yunnan. Basically, they are the same, just that the ones in Zhang Jia Jie has trees growing on them, thus giving the whole scenery more colour and imagination.
We took more pictures at the end of the train-ride. We were very lucky because the sky was clear and blue. It was the perfect day to enjoy at outing in the Naitonal Park. ZhangJia Jie National Park is the first national park in China. Well, looking at how big China is, it is actually quite surprising that China only designates its first National Park so late.
As we took bus to ascend the hills, ,my mum, who has motion-sickness, began to feel the full impact of the sharp turns on the road and abrupt braking. We went further up the mountains and came to a restaurant for our lunch. The temperature is actually a very cool mid-20 degreeC. That's probably, in an air-conditional room in Singapore climate. We continued our trek and went to a place to take a lift up the mountains.
Basically, we see the formation of the mountains at the foot of the mountains. Zhang Jia Jie has a renowned lift, that can take us to the top of the mountain and to view the stone peaks of Zhang Jia Jie.
We walked up further to see the number one bridge in the world. Its's a natural arch that links two peaks together. The bridge is only about 5m wide. After taking more pictures of the mountain peaks, we went even further in to TianZi mountain, and see an even more breath-taking sight at the West Sea.
After a whole days'walking, we took cable car down. That's where I see a very interesting poster. It is about a stone formation that looks like Qin Shi Huang. The caption read "All fellow stone formation, look into the mirror and pose your best, this is my order" It is both creative and interesting.