In talking about the Yandang Mountain tour, people would summarize in
such a way: "It's a real wonder in the world, and a remarkable beauty
by the sea". This, is no exageration at all. As one of among the first
group of the National Scenic Zones declared by the State Council, Mt.
Yandang is the very one that features a characteristic of both
mountainious and maritime beauty.|
Born of the sea, carved, eroded, kissed by the sea, Mt. Yandang
also intends to show her maritime tenderness at the Yueqing Bay.
Seafood of Yandang
And by the sea, you enjoy a lot of seafood. A rare "fragrant fish"
produced at the river's mouth, plus the Dragon-pool Green Tea, the
Guanyin Bamboo, Jinxing Grass and Shanlegong (a small bird that sings
soundly), are the "Five Treasures" of the Yandang Mountain. Besides,
the wood-carving of Huangyang, the straw
waving, the red-flesh apricot and the bottle-gourd
pear, are all the famous local products.
Due to its location of far-away and uneasy
access, Mt. Yandang "has been survived to keep
her nature of remote antiquity" (a remark by
Fang Bao, a prose writer in the Qing Dynasty
1644-1911). But it was the case past. The
airlines have reached Wenzhou for years; the
Jinhua-Wenzhou Railway project has been
recently fulfilled. Bridges span the rivers and
huge ships paddle up and down the sea, and a
high-way connecting Wenzhou and Taizhou will
be soon accompIished. These modern
transportations and communications will surely
shorten the distance from Yandang to the outside
world. Now, to reach Yandang becomes easy.
Everyone of every nationality in the world, the
old man and kids alike, would be welcomed at any
time, to be a traveler or tourist to Mt. Yandang if
he (she) would like to.
The sun-dried fish
The accommodations are ready. There are an
available number of hotels and motels there in the
mountain's reception center, a small town called
Xianglintou. Either luxury, or standard, or the
economic class rooms are suitable to
meet the very need. The romantic scenes of the
"single-beamed bridge" and "the humble hut",
has gone ever with the wind.
Beyond the lake and sky
Maybe, one feels no longer lonely while
here. It's a pity? However, to be a great
mountain, Yandang has enough enticements and
her beauty will remain and last for long.