The Jiuxiang Scenic Spot occupies an area of about 20 square kilometers. There are five attractions in the area: the Diehong Bridge, the Dasha Dam, the Sanjiao Cave, the Alu Long and the Mingyue Lake.
The Diehong Bridge is 5 kilometers southeast of the Jiuxiang Street; it is particularly famous for the karst caves, the twin wazterfalls and the huge natural stone dam cluster. The Dasha Dam has amazing karst caves and picturesque thick forest. The Alu Long is 6 kilometers west of Jiuxiang Street; and it is famous for the excavated cliff paintings of the Yi Ethnic group dated back to the Qin Dynasty from 221BC to 206BC and the Han dynasty from 206BC to 220AD. The Mingyue Lake has gained its name from its incredibly beautiful bright moon reflection at night.
Jiuxiang is known as the "Natural Museum of Karst Caves" claiming to have the largest, most wonderful and most number of Karst Caves in China. There are about a hundred caves naturally clustered into 4 groups: the Sanjiao Cave, the Dashang Cave, the Diehong Cave and the Dasha Dam Cave. Among them sixty-six caves have great commercial value and are suitable for exploitation. The caves in the area are extremely well-known for grotesquerie in shape and magnificence in its natural wonder.
Jiuxiang, home of the Yi ethnic group, has strong minority ethnic custom, a long and colorful history, and widely spread ancient myths and tales. There are the mysterious Hunting Festival, the Worship of the White Dragon Festival, the Love Song Contest, the Bullfighting, the Wrestling, the Sanxian Dance (which is a three-stringed plucked instrument), and the Rattle Stick Dance and so on. There are always too many to see, too much to experience and embrace in Jiuxiang.
Warm clothes shall be prepared before entering the area because you may get wet and cold in the boat trip visiting the karst caves and the gorges. The folk songs, dances and the local cuisine are also too special to miss. There are buses available at the gate of the Jiuxiang which is very convenient for tourists to visit any of the scenic spots.
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