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Huangshan Huashan Mysterious Grottoes Tourism Development Co., Ltd.

"The Ninth Wonder of the World", "The Wonder of the Ages"

Huashan Mysterious Grottoes Scenic Area, located at the junction of Tunxi and Shexian in Huangshan City, Anhui Province, is an extended part of Mount Huangshan range. It is 12.8 kilometers away from the central urban area of Huangshan City, with a planned area of 61.2 square kilometers and a core scenic area of 12 square kilometers. With rich tourism resources, it, known as "The Ninth Wonder of the World", covers green mountains and rivers, pastoral sceneries, millennium mysterious grottoes, lakes and mountains, strange peaks and rocks, cliff stones, temples, ancient buildings and other natural and cultural landscapes in one spot,. In May 2002, it was approved as a National Park of China by the State Council; in December 2005, it was awarded the National AAAA Tourist Attractions by the National Tourist Attractions Quality Rating Committee; in April 2006, it was jointly awarded the First Batch of Civilized Scenic Areas by General Office of Anhui Provincial Guiding Cultural and Ethical Progress, Department of Housing and Urban-rural Development of Anhui Province and Anhui Provincial Tourism Administration.

  • Eponymy

    Huashan Mysterious Grottoes was originally named "Ancient Huizhou Grottoes". On May 20, 2001, Jiang Zemin, then General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the State Military Commission, visited the scenic spot and it was nominated the Huashan Mysterious Grottoes due to the fact that there were many mysteries in the grottoes that have not been solved yet.

  • Huanxi Cable Bridge

    Huanxi Cable Bridge, as a beautiful landscape in Huashan Mysterious Grottoes Scenic Area, is the only bridge to the scenic area, which is 130 meters long and 1.8 meters wide. It can accommodate 300 people walking on the bridge deck at the same time. The bridgeheads standing on both sides of the river are built in accordance with the unique style of Huizhou-styled architecture. The whitewashed walls covered with tiles, and cornices are in harmony with the natural environment of the green mountains and rivers. Boarding the cable bridge, the swaying bridge let people feel worried and leisurely at the same time, making a unique experience.

  • Unearthed Cultural Relics
    In the early period of textual research, the ancient living utensils unearthed in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and even in the Western Jin Dynasty were excavated around the grottoes, including earthen oil lamps, iron oil lamps, trident lampholders, treadle-operated tilt hammer for hulling rice, porcelain bowls, iron axes.
  • Buttress Post
    Its wall thickness is less than 20cm, with no anomaly on the left side is normal, and thickened layer on the right side.. Because the mountain center of gravity inclines to the right, there are three prominent thickened walls to support the hill more firmly, which is called "reinforcing ribs" in architecture.
  • Large Bevel
    The top bevel is about 30 meters long, shaping 45 ° angle with the ground, and is consistent with the outside of the mountain, fully conforming to the downward extension of the mountain trend where the mountain is high, its level is high, and vice versa. The internal and external of mountains are separated by a thickness of about 5 meters.
  • Grottoes 33 and 34
    Also known as "Heaven and Earth Caves", "Sister Caves". The two grottoes are joined together with their entrances facing heaven and earth respectively. The entrance of Grottoes 33 is like the "courtyard" of the Huizhou-styled architecture. People can pass over it as if "people are walking in the wonderland and fish are swimming in the water. ”
  • Pavilion Landscape
    Upstairs and downstairs are modern attic-shaped, like the capital letter "H", also known as the "H" pillar. The upper layer is dry; the lower layer is full of accumulated water, and the gouges on the walls show signs of extending downward. On the left side, two primitive steps are in place, and there is broader room under the water.
  • "Pin" Type Stone Column
    Stone columns are distributed on both sides of the road, each bearing between 2000 tons to 5000 tons. Every three stone columns are staggered according to the stability principle of "three points and one side", which are in the shape of "Pin" character in Chinese and have the tendency of "tripartite confrontation".