|Wawu Mountain National Forest Park |
Wawu Mountain National Forest Park is adjacent to Emei, with a total area of 700 km2, and a height of 2,830 m above sea level. Wawu Mountain is a scene with the biggest area and most diverse landscape resource in the park. The name comes from its shape of tile roofed house. The magic landscape of astronomical phenomena such as sea of clouds, sunrise, Buddha's Light, Saint Lamp, etc. are quite easy to occur due to its special geographic position, air humidity, wind direction and so on. Xiang’er Rock at the mountain top is the best sightseeing position. Sometimes you may see thousand-li cloud sea below the rock, with white waves rolling over and over. Emei and Gongga were as if two small boats that floated up and down among the cloud waves. The poet He Shaoji in Qing Dynasty had once described it in detail like this: “suddenly the white fog rises, like silk floss and waves. They are integrated into a heavenly cloud, numerous peaks are hidden in it”. At the dawn, a red sun rises slowly from the line where “sea” and sky meet each other. When it gushes out, you will catch sight of numerous rays of morning or sunshine in a twinkling. Nature is abundant in changes. The scene is very grand. In the sunny afternoon, you may enjoy breeze and surging clouds. In the vacancy, colorful aureole appears. Human shadow drifts. How ecstatic it is! Wawu Mountain is famous for “wonderful mountain, beautiful water, quiet forest and distinctive scene” in the past and today. As early as in Tang and Song period, it has been known as “Two Wonders of Sichuan” together with Emei Mountain, and enjoyed a good fame of Taoist resort over the past one thousand years.