Telpher from the Cloud Valley Temple to White Goose Ridge
From the Cloud Valley Temple (890m.
above sea level) in the Yellow Mountains to the White Goose Ridge at the east end of North Sea there runs a passenger telpher
with a hypotenuse of 2803.96m. and a difference of 772.80m. between the two termini up and low. It is the longest running
cable car in Asia. The cable car carries 40 persons at a time. One way trip takes eight minutes while it takes one four hours to
reach from the cloud Valley Temple to the White Goose Ridge on foot.
There are ten huge characters caved on the Standing Horse Peak (also called Green Phoenix Peak) which means: on the
Standing Horse Peak, one commands a distant view of the East Sea and overlooks the nearby Taiping County. No visitor leaves
unimpressed by the awe-inspiring huge stone inscription.
|Flowers in the Yellow Mountains|
Since the climate changes vertically in the Yellow Mountains, the flowers here take turns blossoming during all the four seasons. Goddess Flower is rarely seen
elsewhere and Yellow Mountains' Azelea is famous in China. Camellia is white and red, Spring Heralding Flower has silver petals
with purple brim and Mountain Yinghua Flower is cerise. There are also Greem Plum, Small Orchid, Lily and Winter Jasmine growing in the Yellow Mountains. Even in winter when the mountains are covered with snow, Mountain Wintersweets still blossom at the North Sea 1600m. above sea level, which is trully a sight of wonder.