Extraordinary Yanmen Scenic Area inspires, enchants visitors

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Mar 31, 2021 L M S


The extraordinary Danxia landforms in the Yanmen Scenic Area never fail to enthrall visitors. Now, a film about them is about to be aired on national television. [Photo/lsnews.com.cn]

The Yanmen Scenic Area in Rongjiang town – in Jinyun county, administered by Lishui city in East China's Zhejiang province – has one of the few Danxia landforms in the region, that continues to captivate the hearts and minds of visitors.

The Danxia landform – characterized by red sandstones and steep cliffs – is a unique form of petrographic geomorphology found in the southeast, southwest and northwest of China which has immense aesthetic values.

Those who journey to the Yanmen Scenic Area reputedly always come away inspired and enthralled with the wonderful workmanship of nature.

A stanza written by great Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet Li Bai describes Yanmen as having the most extraordinary mountains in Jinyun. 

A geographical television program for national broadcaster CCTV was recently filmed in Yanmen. It is expected to further boost the popularity of the Yanmen Scenic Area after the episode is aired.