Walking into Mysterious Muni Valley in Jiuzhaigou
by Rose

October27

As we all know, Jiuzhaigou is a nice tourist scenic spot in the world with dreamy atmosphere and picturesque environment. Have you visited the whole scenic spots inside? Now, I will lead you walk into the mysterious Muni Valley.

Sightseeing in Jiuzhaigou

Marvelous Layout of Muni Valley
As another mysterious land in the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, Muni Valley always inspires tourists for tasting the real nature. Housing two side valleys, over 100 lakes and natural hot springs with most spectacular appearance, Muni Valley is always the must-enjoy place. It is very easy to access by road or by horse. For long year, it is always regarded as a geologic museum of miscellaneous natural landscape formed by the rare karst calcification in high and cold mountain area. Because of the fact that the travertine sediment deposit in the scenic spot in large in scale and various in shapes, added with later on the geologic movements, various kinds of travertine landforms were formed. It is always regarded as the convergent point of history and present day life, of culture and nature which makes it an excellent starter to your Jiuzhaigou Valley.

Treasure of Muni Valley
Coming to Muni Valley, most of tourists will pay special attention on the treasures - Zhaga Valley and Erdao Lake. Zhaga Valley gets the high fame as the largest travertine waterfall with 104 meters high. There are lakes upstream and a string of terrace-like riverbeds downstream. Water cascades down the three-level steps, giving out huge water prays. The thundering waterfall can be heard ten li away. From the far distance, you can hear them singing to greet to you. Under the waterfall, there is a delicate cave. This cave seems to be skylights, to which the waterfalls are plunging, really spectacular! Another treasure is the Erdao Lake which gets the high praise as the largest lake. Te overall length is 5.6 meters long. What the most impressive are the 26 scenic views including forests, lakes, flower seas, hot springs, stalactites and karst caves. Entering through the entrance of the valley, along the plank road, more than one thousand lakes scatter among the woods. Walking through those lakes, the sceneries will be fantastic as a dream.

Too many wonders and highlights waiting for your discover and research! If you are still lingering in Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot, just come to Muni Valley, have a good scenery dream!

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Fairy Zechawa Valley in Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area
by Tracy

October09

No matter which season it is, Jiuzhaigou always attracts loads of tourists with unique sceneries and charming environment. It houses numerous delicate spots decorated by pearl water, magnificent mountains and dazzling flowers. Now, I will introduce you a fairy land - Zechawa Valley.

Zechawa Valley in Jiuzhaigou

Breathtaking Layout of Zechawa Valley
As the brightest scenery line of Jiuzhaigou scenic area, Zechawa Valley receives loads of attention with unique landform and breathtaking sceneries. In this large scale area, this valley is the longest and highest route. People always regarded as this valley as the essence of Jiuzhaigou scenic area. The fairy environment is the most deserved to be praised. What the most attractive is that this valley can show different charming sceneries in different seasons. In spring, this valley is just the beautiful girl just waken up in the morning. During this period, everything here is seemed to be full of vigorous lives. If you want to get rid of the summer heat, come here to enjoy. In addition, the delicate scenic spots distributed will be most impressive.

Magic Mirror Cliff
Among the local people, here is also called Baojingyan. Measuring about 400 meters high, located at the mouth of Zharu, it faces the lakes scenery. The surface of the cliff is rather even. Because it looks like the mirror with tranquil environment, it gets the name of Baojingyan. First time coming to this area, you will feel you have been to another fairy world. It is said that the precious mirror was founded by the master of the mountain to suppress a devil who killed people cruelly. So, this cliff gets another name called Devil Cliff.

Seasonal Lakes
In the Zechawa scenic area, there are Lower Seasonal Lake and Upper Seasonal Lake. Each of them has typical features and appearances. Lower Seasonal Lake is near Zechawa Village housing typical local culture. What the most dazzling landscape is the grove of birches at the lakeside. In this grove, you can find strawberries and other wild fruits. Being surrounded by the cliffs, the upper seasonal lake is adjacent to the famous Five-Colored Pond. Because of the seasonal rainfall, the water in the lake is always blue. While in the early summer, the water dries up and turns into grassland as lots of grasses grow in the riverbeds.

If you are lingering along Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, have a special visit to Zechawa Valley. It is really a nice land deserved your visit!

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Military Formation of Terracotta Army
by Rose

September30

For the magnificent layout and delicate soldier figures made out, every one of us held curious feeling to Terracotta Warriors. In addition to the lifelike appearances, delicate dressing styles and profound history, it stored deep meaning in the military formation. Now, let us walk into the limitary formation of Terracotta Army.

Terracotta Warriors
Origin of Terracotta Army
It is said that during the Spring and Autumn period and the period of the Warring States, China is divided into six or seven states. Among them, war is always frequent appeared. So, these states thought up all ideas to fight against with each other. During the life, warfare is the first way. Many treaties have been written on the warfare, such as Master Sun's Art of War, Master Wu's Art of War and Sun Bin's Art of War, each being in-depth studies of warfare which remain virtual Bibles of the battlefield even to this day. For the discovery of Emperor Qin Shi Huang helped to resolve some rules in the tactic book which has been hitherto unclear.

Master Sun's Art of War
It is the very famous and earliest known treaties about war and military science. For the Terracotta Army, it is the most important reason that the military formation. It is also called the Sun-TZU or Sun Zi which is the reputed author of Chinese classic Art of War. It is said that in ancient time, the war book is traditionally attributed to Sun Tzu who is a military strategist and general served the state of Wu near the end of the Spring and Autumn Period. However, it is more likely written early in the Warring States Period. From this book, the Qin officers got various manoeuvres and effect of terrain on the outcome of battles. It paid much attention on the enemy's forces, deployment and movements. From some aspects, it stressed the essence of how to seize the great chance to gain a successful war.

Formation of Terracotta Army
The magnificent pits offered an incredible amount of information of the army's forces, dispositions such as the distribution and formation of ranks, the use of the weapons and the application of military tactics. The essence of the combatant paid much attention on the energy not much from the individuals. During Qin Dynasty, the relative general will choose the right men and utilize their combined energy. Just during the war, the energy man looks like unto rolling logs or stones.

Just for the Sun Zi Art War, the Terracotta Army reflected strong war art!

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