The bright pearl in east Yunnan--Luoping,
It's in east of Yunnan, combine Yunnan with Guizhou and guanxi
Province, east longitude 103?7¡ä-104?3¡ä,
north latitude 24?1¡ä-25?5¡ä. Luoping
and Xingyi along the banks of the Nangpangjiang River and
the Qingshuijiang River in eastsouth of Luoping county, besides
of shizong county in eastsouth of Luoping, besides of Luliang
county¡¢Fuyan county ¡¢Qujing city in
the northwest.133 KM at a distance from Qujing in north, 86
KM at a distance from Xingyi city and Shangjiangkou. Luoping
have a special geograpthical position, it is called "the
East Door of Yunnan" and "the Key of Yunnan and
Lying at the source of the torrential Pearl River, at the
southern foot of the Majestic Wumeng Mountain and at the convergence
of Yunnan, Guangxi and Guizhou, Luoping is a mysterious land
of picturesque scenery. It's enthralling beauty is such that
Xu Xiake, the great traveler in the Ming Dynasty, couldn't
tear himself away from it after spending dozens of days here.
Everything here--the mountains, the rivers, the ethnic customs
- all makes a scene of special flavor.
It doesn't matter whether you know Luoping's geographical
importance; it also doesn't matter whether you know that as
early as the Old Stone Age there had been human activities
in Luoping. There is only one thing you mustn't miss--the
indescribable beauty of this land. The minute you set foot
on this land, you will begin a trip into a dreamlike world
and be immersed in a gallery of unspoiled beauty. It is small
wonder that Xu Xiake described Luoping as one of the few most
picturesque places he had ever been to in his book.
The breath-taking sights in the county are so many that it
will daunt any writer to describe them all. One of the most
celebrated sight is the magnificent Jiulong Cascades. Standing
on the belvedere, one will take in ten cascades at one sight.
Each of them displays a beauty of its own. The Duoyi River
is praised for its crystal water and flower-carpeted banks.
The Three Gorges on the Lubuge Reservoir are surrounded by
heaven-kissing mountains and steep precipices. The 200,000
mu of rape flowers glitters like gold and fills the air with
fragrance. Visitors who have been to the county describe their
impression of Luoping to the effect that the beauty of Luoping
integrates the gracefulness of the natural scenery in Guilin,
the exotic flavor of Xishuangbanna, the tranquillity of Jiuzhaigou
in Sichuan and the grandeur of the Huangguoshu Waterfalls
Experts in tourism from Beijing said with admiration, "
Luoping has the best scenery in east Yunnan." After his
inspection in Luoping, Professor Hans Fischer, dean of Geography
Department of Vienna University, Austria, couldn't control
his emotion and wrote, " ...very romantic cone-shaped
karst, marvelous calcific cascades, a land of extraordinary
natural beauty..." Seeing is believing. The moment you
enter this fascinating land, you'll quickly be carried away
by this natural fairyland.