Best places for enjoying seas of clouds in Chongqing
3. Gujian Mountain in Qijiang 綦江古剑山
A photo of Gujian Mountain in Qijiang (from Chongqing Planning Bureau)
Gujian Mountain, located in the northwest of Qijiang District, extends from Dalou Mountain in Guizhou Province. It is also called “Little Emei Mountain” in east Sichuan. There is usually a high sea of clouds with a large area of stratocumuli in Gujian Mountain. It sometimes seems to be a piece of the sea which shows clouds and mist convertibly.
The sea of clouds in Gujian Mountain was selected as one of “Twelve landscapes in Chongqing” in 2014. Yang Bridge of Jingyin Temple, located on the top of the mountain, is the best sightseeing place to enjoy the sea of clouds in Gujian Mountain.
4. Horse’s mouth in Nanchuan 南川马嘴
A photo of horse’s mouth in Qijiang (from Chongqing Planning Bureau)
The horse’s mouth, located in Sanquan Town, is 38km away from Nanchuan in the southeast. It is named the horse’s mouth because there is an abrupt hilltop which looks like the mouth of a horse. Longyan City is a famous site of anti Mongolian in the Southern Song Dynasty. There is Longyan flying waterfall for it is on the cliff, so it is called “the horse’s urine” by the locals.
Because of almost 2,000m altitude, large temperature difference in the morning and evening, special geographic place and weather, there are various kinds of “sea of clouds” with mist and fog. (Translated by Chen Dandan, Fathom Language Limited)