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Shizong Phoenix Valley Scenic Area is a provincial-level scenic spot. It is located in Wulong Zhuang Autonomous Township, Shizong County, Yunnan Province. You may drive from Kunming to Yiqie on the National Highway 324, and turn on Yima Provincial Highway and get to it. It is 220km away from Kunming City. It is of karst landscape, and it is also the only scenic spot with life culture as the theme in China. Construction started in 2003, and it was open to the public in 2006.
Unique landscapes are the principal part of Phoenix Valley Scenic Spot, along with flora landscapes, water landscapes and thick ethnic folklores. The Phoenix Cave in the scenic spot is a hidden river-type horizontal karst cave, and its basic characteristics can be summarized with five words: high, large, dangerous, wonderful and splendid. The vertical height of the front cave is as high as 198m, which may be the highest in China. The huge hall in the cave is over 10,000m2 in area, and over 70m high. The huge cave mouth is gracefully combined with the huge hall, constituting the wonder of “sunshine in the karst cave”. Connected with the cave is a huge valley, which is only 30-80 wide, but the elevation difference is over 600m. You just cannot help being amazed by the wonderful landscape of stiff cave and valley. There are all kinds of stalactite, stalagmite, stela, stone shield and stone waterfall of different sizes and shapes. Fagang River is roaring and rushing in the cave, and fall by 100m at 1.8km in the cave, forming falling water and rapids. Flora on both banks of the Great Valley is well preserved, with thick woods and plants. The huge cave entrance, gigantic cave hall, stiff great valley, swallows inhabited in the front cave, bats hunting food in the rear cave, and the “door of life” look like a woman’s vagina, are rarely seen in China. “Girls Lake” boasts green and gentle waves. You may be spirited to go boating in it. The lakeside beach has the essence of seaside beaches. If you go to the Zhuang people’s home restaurant, the hospitable Zhuang families will warmly welcome you with happy bamboo rod dances. Then beautiful Zhuang girls will propose a cup of specially made rice wine to you, so that you may wash away your tiredness on the travel. Once you go to Zhuang people’s homes, you may enjoy the specialty snacks: Dyeing rice, roasting beef, smashing small fish, wrapping sticky rice, and enjoy the eating culture of the Zhuang people. After dinner, it comes Zhuang people’s “marrying girls” performance. The travelers may participate in the singing and dancing. If you can defeat the girl in singing or win her favor, the beautiful Zhuang girl will belong to you. You may take her to attend outdoor campfire party, and she will play joyously with you till the moon sets and the sun rises.
The scenic area skillfully integrates karst cave with the valley, waterfall, life culture and national folklores, and organically combined natural scenery with human landscapes. Since Phoenix Valley Scenic Area is open to the public, battery-driven boats, bamboo rafts, minibus and other transportation facilities have been successively established. In order to meet the travelers’ requirements for stimulation, they also developed the drifting with rubber boats. In light of the local Zhuang people’s folklores, “March 3” national culture tourist festival is held once every year to attract large number of tourists. The main landscapes include Lion ? Elephant Peak, Incense-Burning Stone, Mysterious Palace, Jianxia Shoal, Girls Lake and Lakeside Swimming Pool, etc.
Totem Forest: Located at the entrance function area. There are six totem columns on each side, the left represent the male, while the right represent the female. The simple and directly perceivable totem columns represent twelve months of a year, and vividly display reproductive worship of early people. The symbolic gate looks like a beautiful woman’s breasts from afar, and naked buttocks when you get close. The combination of yin and yang bred all the creatures, and the combination of the man and the woman bred life. The oval part in the center refers to the earliest appearance of life.
Gate of Life: The splendid, huge, dangerous and rare Phoenix Cave, the vertical height from the top to the surface is 218m, the cave entrance is 30m wide, being the largest in the world. The entrance looks particularly like a woman’s vagina, and it is referred to as the “gate of life” due to its strange shape.
Mysterious Palace: The deep and tranquil valley looks like a large scarlet on the nature, which experienced 200 million years of great changes, and split an amazing wonder ? Mysterious Palace. The gate of the palace looks like a woman’s vagina, and the stalagmite and stalactite of various shapes created such wonderful landscapes as Young Phoenix Birth, Spring of Life, Man’s Dick and Woman’s Vagina, etc.
Girls Lake: The lake boasts green and gentle waves. It includes the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake. The water surface of 38,000 km2 is good for boating. The swimming area is as enjoyable as the sea beaches. It is said that the reborn phoenix had a bath here.
Village on Water: It is a uniquely characteristic Zhuang people’s village, simplistic as usual, with small bridges and flowing water, spreading the elegance and softness of plateau rivers and lakes.