The Stone Forest lies about 80 miles to the southeast of Kunming. A geological phenomenon, the Stone Forest was a vast expanse of sea during the Paleozoic era——some 270 million years ago. Later, the movement of tectonic plates altered the earth’s crust, causing the sea to recede and its limestone bottom to appear, thereby forming land.Due to the constant seeping ofrain through the cracks in the limestone, some of the stone formation dissolved and the fissures broadened, producing a group of great sculptures of different shapes, all molded by nature.
In the midst of the forest, there is a huge rock screen on which two words——Stone Forest——are engraved in official script . Among the scenic sights is the "Sword Peak Pond" with jadeite-colored water so clear that one can see the bottom of the pond. Other astonishing sights include "Figure of Ashima," "Shi Ba Xiang Song" , and "Lotus Peak."
The splendor of the Stone Forest is enhanced by the local customs of the native Sani people . Sani people are industrious and hospitable——and unconstrained. Sani women are expert at spinning, weaving, and embroidering. They like to wear rainbow-colored headgear and bright-colored dresses. The young people especially are very good singers and dancers. Every day at sunset, under the moonlight, boys and girls gather at the village platform. While the boys play the three-stringed plucked instruments, the girls clap their hands and dance the strong-rhythmed traditional "A’Xi Dance in the Moon" with great enthusiasm. If you happen to witness the event, you will be invited to join in the festivity.
Note that every lunar year, on June 24th, the Sani people celebrate their national festival——the Torch Festival. On that day, the entire Stone Forest is permeated with a celebratory atmosphere. There are traditional performances of wreestling and bull-fighting. Finally, when the land is enveloped in the curtain of night, the young men run after the young women to propose marriage in the light of colored lanterns.
On Sunday, my parents and I went to visit zhouzhuang and tongli town. Early in the morning, we arrived at the tianning temple near changzhou tourism hub, sit on the bus. A total of 45 visitors. We sat for two hours in the bus finally arrived in zhouzhuang. Inside, the guide took us through FuAnQiao and build, also visited the moon, shen hall hall and south lake park etc. Finally, the tour guide said: "free." We will fully dissolved. I went to a strange house, mom and dad took all sorts of strange pictures. Backwards, birdy, virtual space, turns into a hut, transverse gallery, dog house, long legs, and auditory hallucination vision. I like the illusory space, because of just and true. With a mouth like sitting in python, mother beside me, just want to save me. Free after finished, we are all set again.
The tour guide took us to eat lunch. After lunch, we returned to the tour bus, go to tongli town. In tongli town, we went to the back garden jiayin hall, etc. I went to my father and mother took the little boat. Sitting on a boat, a flash, like a cradle. I found that the ship to ship ahead of the tool invented ruban OARS plate. Sitting in the boat, I saw the cormorants, I also know that it"s another name is yu eagle. All of one day make me very happy. I feel these two ancient attractions many, many rivers and Bridges, old town house is very old. This is small Bridges, jiangnan water!
Last summer I went to Vietnam with my parents. We stayed at a small village outside Saigon. The air and water was very clean and there were many kids playing in the mud along with water buffalos.
Though it’s a very poor country, the kids seem to be happy. They live with their farmer parents in little houses built with dirt and straw and help out a lot in the rice field during the day. They don’t have TVs or Internet, but they enjoy a lot playing outside. It was a very memorable trip that I will never forget.