The Yuntai Mountain Scenic Geopark includes Xiaozhaigou Valley, Red Rock Gorge, the Wanshan Temple, the Qinglong Valley, and Zifang Lake. The landscape at Yuntai Mountain is strikingly unique, and its scenery changes with the seasons. Spring brings beautifully colored mountain flowers, and the summer paints the forest in deep green. Red leaves burst out like flames in the autumn, and in the winter all is coated in silvery white. Yuntai Mountain is famous for its scenery of continuous peaks and mountains and is known as having “a spring every three steps, a waterfall every five steps, and a pool every ten steps.”
One of the four major grottoes of China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Longmen Grottoes are a trove of 1000 years of Buddhist art treasures. Bounded by the Yi River, the caverns are divided into two sections at East Hill and West Hill. The caverns at East Hill contain mostly Tang dynasty (618-907) works, while the caverns at West Hill were cut out during the Northern, Sui, and Tang dynasties and contain the carvings that are most representative of the site. The Buddha and bodhisattva sculptures that inhabit the caverns are carved into an endless variety of poses and expressions of mercy and kindness, while the caves themselves lend a stately and dignified atmosphere. The artistry of these sculptures is truly a priceless inheritance of Buddhist art.
The Qingming Riverside Landscape Park is a cultural theme park mimicking the famous painting “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. The park brings to life the bustling Bianjing city, capital of the Northern Song Dynasty, and you can see replicas of the famous buildings of that city, including restaurants, tea houses, and pawn shops, among other civilian living facilities. The staff in the garden are all dressed in Song Dynasty clothes and you can experience the fun of Song Dynasty games. Every day, there are many cultural performances, such as “Baogong patrolling the Jinghe River” and “Wangyuan marrying off her daughter”, showcasing the interesting folk traditions of that period.
Shaolin Temple is not only the holy place of the Buddhist "Zen", but also the sacred place of the world martial arts. They all said that "the martial arts in the world are born in Shaolin." Not to mention the local people who have been influenced by Shaolin Kungfu since childhood, many other foreign visitors will also want to visit the Shaolin Temple. Try mimicking a few classic martial arts moves at the Shaolin Temple, and imagine a flurry of swords and shadows come to life in front of you.