the Scenic Spot of the Source of Zhujiang River
Zhujiang River is the third longest river in China, with Yangtze River and Yellow River ranking the first and the second. It is also the only big river whose source can be reached and enjoyed by the common people. It is 2,214 kilometers long and its annual capacity of water is 340 billion steres.
The source of the Zhujiang River has an altitude of 2,158 meters. The scenic spot covers an area of 12 square kilometers. Its surrounding wall is 17 kilometers long. The coverage of its forests reaches more than 95%. There in the scenic spot are more than 1,000 kinds of plants and such wild animals as hares, pheasants, squirrels, and so on. It is not very hot in summer and not very cold in winter. You can see flowers in bloom and hear birds singing in all of the four seasons.
Maying Flower, Fudishong, the biggest compass in the world, the biggest chessboard in the world, the stone torii of the Source of the Zhujiang River, the first waterfall of the source of the Zhujiang River, Xiake Thatched Cottage, the Buddhist Temple of the Zhujiang River, and so on.
Wonders such as one mountain dividing up two rivers ( the South Pan River and the North Pan River), one water running into three rivers (the South Pan River, the North Pan River, and Bullpen River), and one string through five “pearls” (lakes).