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The Paradise--Thirty-six People Spring
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 07-08-05
 

  An air of elegance

  The bridges of Madison County

  Maiden

  Located in the fourth group, Gaosheng Village, Guihua town, Xian’an district, the Thirty-six People Spring is the source of Ganhe River. Since thirty-two households of 150 people all have the surname of Dong, the village is also called Dong Village.

  According to a legend, 200 years ago, there was always drought in the village. When a Taoist in the Mount Emei was informed that he helped the villagers in search of the source of water, and he selected 36 strong men to dig the mouth of spring two kilometers in front of the village. Before starting to dig, he warned these men not to dig if they saw bone-like things. Then, the 36 strong men dug day and night in turn, and didn’t stop digging even after seeing the bone-like things, as there was no water coming out. Unexpectedly, the mouth of spring suddenly spewed out plenty of water, swallowing the 36 strong men in an instant, and the Taoist turned into a crow and flew away when seeing it……Thus came the name Thirty-six People Spring.

  In such a summer, following the beautiful songs of cicada, we pushed aside the green branches, brushed our sweat, visited the mysterious Thirty-six People Spring and were totally lost in the beauty here. With clear and attractive silhouette, the picturesque rocks look like a side view of a pretty girl, leaving us a lot of thinking, and vines hanging on the rocks were like the elegant hair, surprising us with the miracle of nature creation; in the green jungles, we were full of surprise by the grotesque stone forest, and the bizarre rocks like ganoderma lucidum and coral; in the rugged mountain roads, we would have a beautiful encounter with the elegant nature falls, which hadn’t grand momentum, but had graceful and attractive gentleness; walking on the gallery bridge across the source of Ganhe River, and touching the rail on the bridge, we would have the feeling of touching the soul-stirring love story deep in the history; in the village with honest folk custom, the little companions walked boldly in the presence of the unfamiliar tourists; in the forest outside the village, someone picked up his ears and was listening beside the moist trunks…

  This is the Thirty-six People Spring, a paradise that can wash away the dust in your memory with its interesting legend in the world and glamorous call from the past.

  Colorful rocks

  The bridges of Madison County


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