Marvelous "Jade Dragon"
23.12.2009 - 25.12.2009 -6 °C
Here are some photos I took last year when I got to the site of a snow mountain, named "Yu Long" in Chinese. Can you figure out the tiny difference among them? What happened to the snow mountain?
Sun rises! The mountain is likely to be flaming...!
Before I reached the foot of Yu Long, I had never thought it worths a visit. Soon I realized that I would be a fool to miss it when I was more excited than shocked by the beautiful scene. Suddenly, any complaint for getting up at 5:00am was meaningless.
(We were advised to get to the site as early as possible so that we did not have to encounter the crowded groups of tourists and saved more time on sightseeing)
To my view, the sun rise is much more beautiful than the snow scene, although it is well known as snow mountain.
The moutain is located in Yunnan province, southwest of China. "Yu Long" means "Jade Dragon". In China, jade symbolize purity, good virtue, and dragon is always related with imperial power, heavenliness.
In fact, Yu Long is a holy mountain, from which lots of local tales and stories derived. So if you forgot to add this site to your travel plan in Yunnan, it is definitely a pity!