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Best places for enjoying seas of clouds in Chongqing

2017-08-11 11:13:14

A map of seas of clouds in Chongqing from Chongqing Planning Bureau

A list for sea of clouds in Chongqing from Chongqing Planning Bureau

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- “It is difficult to be water for one who has seen the great seas, and difficult to be clouds for one who has seen the Yangtze Gorges”, is a representative work of Yuan Zhen, a well-known poet in Tang Dynasty. Most people long to stand on the top of the sea of clouds as if they are in a fairyland. Actually, there are many places to enjoy the sea of clouds in Chongqing. Recently, “A map of sea of clouds in Chongqing” was especially formulated by the Chongqing Planning Bureau and Chongqing Geographic Information Center. It lists some places for us to enjoy the sea of clouds. Let’s enjoy the fairyland together by looking at the map.

Chongqing, being famous for its mountains and water, has good conditions for special sea of clouds in its natural environment. This is one of the most amazing features of Chongqing since ancient times.

Recommended places for visiting sea of clouds in Chongqing

1. Boundary between Chongqing and Shaanxi Province in Chengkou 城口渝陕界梁

A photo of the boundary between Chongqing and Shaanxi Province in Chengkou (from Chongqing Planning Bureau)

The boundary, a part of Daba Mountain, which is located in Beiping Village of Chengkou County and Langao County, Shaanxi Province, extends over 15km from east to west and 4km from south to north. It has an altitude between 2,000m and 2,500m. Standing on the top of mountains, Qinchuan with 800 li and the sea of clouds in Sichuan and Chongqing can be enjoyed in the north and south respectively.

There are towering old trees, green grasses and high mountains in the boundary. In addition, there also are Chinese yews and cedars, which are national first-class protected plants. A bowl of water and a pool of wild boar are two best sightseeing platforms and the best places to take pictures of the sea of clouds.

2. Chuanhegai in Xiushan 秀山川河盖

A photo of Chuanhegai in Xiushan (from Chongqing Planning Bureau)

Chuanhegai, located in Yongdong Village, Xiushan County, is about 40km away from Xiushan County. “Cover”, a local dialect of southeast Chongqing, is on the mountain plain at an average altitude of 1,230 meters in sheer precipice and overhanging rocks. It covers plains with an area of 28 square kilometers of Chuanhegai. And there also is fog, mist and blooming flowers.

The highway of Chuanhegai is called “45 Turns”. Every turn seems to be more mysterious after the rain. It is a feeling of indescribable joy to visit the sea of clouds in Chuanhegai.

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Editor:Jiang Yiwei