The ancient road is sandwiched between the ancient and barbaric landscape
It is full of unknown dangers and poetry.
Zhang Qian used to travel to the West and
Princess Wencheng married far away from home and
Genghis Khan's expedition to the European continent ......
These roads wind through mountains and
Desert yellow sand and pale grassland.
Here's a look at the 10 most beautiful ancient roads in China, following the
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01 Anhui-Hangzhou Ancient Road
Huizhou-Hangzhou Ancient Road is the first of the top ten outdoor routes in East China integrating humanities, history and scenery, which cannot be missed. This
The wide stone strips paving the ancient roads are very similar to those in other parts of the Huizhou region, which are made from local materials and chiseled into stone strips to make the roads. But a little higher up, you will find its uniqueness again, because the mountain of Qingliang Peak is stone, so except for the foot of the mountain is a stone paved road, and when you get to the mountain, it is a step cut directly on the mountain according to the ups and downs of the mountain. Not only that, there are also low guardrail-like structures chiseled at dangerous places, and small round pits chiseled to prevent slipping at places where it is convenient to rest the shoulders, and after hundreds of years, the traces are clearly visible. These warm design, can be seen at that time the Hui merchants on this ancient road reliance, but also can be seen to carry a burden in this ancient road walking on the hardships.
For hundreds of years, Huizhou people have been going back and forth on this road, picking the local specialties of ancient Huizhou, crossing the ancient Huizhou-Hangzhou Road, going to Hangzhou to exchange for salt and daily necessities, and then picking back to ancient Huizhou, and so on, breeding the Huizhou merchant gang. According to historical records, this ancient road was built as early as the Tang Dynasty. Huizhou-Hangzhou ancient road is an important channel for the exchange and trade between Huizhou merchants and Zhejiang merchants in history. The important attractions near Huizhou-Hangzhou Ancient Road are: Barrier Mountain Grand Canyon, Hu's Ancestral Hall, Qingliang Peak National Nature Reserve, Jiangnan First Pass, etc.
02 Ancient Tea Horse Road
In the southwest of China, there is a commercial road opened up specifically for tea, that is the "tea horse road". The ancient tea horse road rose in the Tang and Song dynasties, flourished in the Ming and Qing dynasties, the most prosperous in the late Second World War. This stretches for thousands of miles of ancient roads, witnessed the vicissitudes of change over the past thousand years. Tea Horse Road and the Silk Road, like the most famous in Chinese history, is one of the ancient channels of international trade in the west, in ancient China played an important historical role in foreign economic and cultural exchanges and dissemination. The value of the ancient tea horse road is not only in ancient times, nowadays the ancient tea horse road in tourism, culture, economic development and other aspects still glows with a different luster. Tea Horse Road through China's famous Hengduan Mountains, the terrain is extremely different, beautiful scenery. The ancient road is also multi-ethnic settlement, ethnic culture is rich and colorful, biodiversity and cultural diversity and its rich, unique natural and humanistic scenery along the way, cultural connotations.
Tea Horse Road, a channel that once played an important role in the development of the breeding of the Chinese nation, a linear corridor for the exchange and dissemination of national culture. Today, people on horseback is no longer, the ancient tea horse road has become a ruin. People can only go to the Museum of Tea Culture, touching this piece of distant history. Through the vicissitudes of the ancient tea horse road, the highland scenery along the way, geographical wonders and ethnic customs string into a never fading historical and humanistic landscape. The ancient tea horse road has been gradually annihilated in the dust of history with the washing of modern civilization, but its history and value will always shine. Those who have worked for a mouthful of food and toil in the isolated island backpackers, horse gangs, must not have imagined that they once forged with blood and sweat of the ancient road, turned into a historical and cultural monuments or tourist scenic spots. This is rich in adventure and pioneering spirit of the ancient tea horse road, but also for thousands of years the Chinese people flourished in the road of progress.
03 Chateaugoo Road
Xate ancient road, north of Ili Zhaosu County Xate ranch, south to Aksu Wensu County broken city sub. It runs through the entire Tianshan Mountains to the north and south, and Zhang Chengzhi said "this is the most beautiful area on earth". The 120-kilometer-long ancient post road, Xat is not only the key to the Silk Road, but also the most dangerous "most" word. In order to obtain Buddhist classics, Tang Xuanzang stopped at this land 1300 years ago. Since then, it has been remembered by future generations and returned to the time when a "Great Tang Western Region" was repaired.
Here is paradise is also hell, Xat crisis four ice crevices everywhere. Their road is distant and dangerous, their beauty is mysterious and unpredictable, some people only like to see flowers in the realm, some people step through ten thousand waters to chase paradise. After Wusun, there is no ancient road, after Xat, there is no glacier. Green grass like pastures, through the vicissitudes of Hadamuzi Darshan, the dangerous and long Muzhart glacier, the raging and brutal Muzhart River; here is the end of the world is also a cold fairy world.
At an altitude of 3509, Hadamuzi Darshan is the feng shui ridge of the North and South Tianshan Mountains and one of the most important geographical landmarks on the Xat Gu Road. The mysterious mani piles here connect the gods of heaven and earth, and the standing boulders record the stories passed down for ten thousand years. When all creatures have evolved into modern appearance, only the Muzhart Glacier is reluctant to leave. The years have changed, time has passed, through the high mountain passes, rapids valley, hot springs fortress; with wild mountain flowers and red buckthorn, he quietly waiting for those who pass by. At this time you traveled thousands of miles to meet Shat without fear of hardship, but I do not know, when Shat for waiting to meet with you is a million years.
04 Taibai Mountain Ancient Road
The poetic and picturesque Taibai Mountain is especially like a fairyland. The trees all over the mountain, the majestic charm, the sound of running water like a string, the light white clouds like smoke, the fresh air like an oxygen bar, the hot spring water and the residence that is not like a fairy, magically attract people's eyes and mind.
The main peak of Taibai, Baxiantai, also known as the Eight Immortals' Terrace, has a platform for sealing the gods. The temple of the god of thunder is said to be the place where the Eight Immortals ascended and Jiang Ziya sealed the gods. 3771.2 meters above sea level, it is the first peak in the eastern part of mainland China, with its peak like a pillar in the sky, plunging into the clouds, with snowflakes still flying in high summer. What's more, it is the only remaining primitive forest in Shaanxi Province, with ancient trees and a wide variety of flora and fauna, and is a national nature reserve and an excellent place for adventure tourism in ancient and modern times. It is a famous Taoist holy place in China, the 11th cave of Taoism - Xuan De Cave, with colorful religious legends and a long history of temples, making it an excellent place for meditation and enlightenment.
The divine spirit of Taibai Mountain has shaped the mountain's ethereal character. More than a thousand years ago, Sun Simiao, a great medical scientist of the Tang Dynasty, went deep into the Taibai Mountains and collected and discovered more than 510 kinds of Chinese herbs that still grow all over the mountains. It is no wonder that old doctors, professors and students of Chinese medicine schools, and even monk priests who know the essence of Chinese medicine all exclaim that a walk on Mount Tai Bai is like reading half of the Compendium of Materia Medica.
The alpine flowing water is like an untimely encounter with the stunning sound of Taibai Mountain, leaving enough impact on the psyche of guests who come to visit and half slow down. From time to time, there are swift and colorful birds enough to make someone marvel for a long time. It is no wonder that the poet Li Bai of the Tang Dynasty climbed Mount Tai Bai and thought, "Tai Bai He pale, the stars on the Sen column. Three hundred miles to the sky, far from the world." "The sun sets on the peak of Taibai in the west and climbs up. Tai Bai spoke to me and opened the gates of heaven for me. I would like to take the cold wind and go straight out of the floating clouds. I can see the moon, but there is no mountain ahead. Once I leave Wugong, when will I see you again?"
05 Yinping Ancient Road
This is a 265-kilometer long "wonder road". It became a legend because Deng Ai of the Three Kingdoms sneaked through Yinping and crossed here to destroy Shu. Today, the ancient road of Yinping is still a secret place, telling the long history and the charm of the present.
Yinping Ancient Road belongs to a branch of Shu Road, which is a dark road, a small road and a key military road, and has been a place where soldiers must fight. There are such historical events as "Deng Ai's tricky crossing of Motianling to destroy Shu", "Fu Youde's secret degree of Yinping to destroy Xia", "Red Army's fierce battle of Motianling"; "taking Yinping to liberate Qingchuan " and other historical events, illustrating the military and strategic significance of the ancient road, in history is extraordinary. Yinping ancient road is also known as Yinping left tandem road, "Fangjiao Shengliao" explained as "from the north to the south, the left shoulder shall not be easy to carry, so called the left tandem road", which shows the ancient road is dangerous and narrow. Since the destruction of Shu in the Three Kingdoms, Yinping Road has become the Qin-Shu Road, one of the four famous ancient roads. The ancient road still has relics and has become a tourist attraction. Such as the pointing platform where Deng Ai foddered his troops, the shoe hill and so on; each of them has a charming scenery and a unique ancient charm.
06 Sword Gate Shu Road
Shu Road is harder than the sky! Jianmen Shu Road, an ancient and mysterious historical road. According to the written records, the Jianmen Shu Road can be traced back to 2300 years ago in the pre-Qin Dynasty when the five dings opened the road, this winding Shu Road starts from Chengdu in the south and goes north through Guangyuan to Xi'an. It was opened in 316 B.C. and is more than 200 kilometers long from north to south, with winding roads, beautiful scenery and simple folklore. The main route is the Guangyuan section of the Jinniu Road, which is the most typical land stage road remaining in the Shu Road.
Strolling on the ancient Shu Road, looking at the time polished green slabs, along the ancient cypress trees shading the sky, the stone road has long been covered with moss, pine and cypress on both sides to form a green sea, wander in it, as if into the natural oxygen bar! Nowadays, the Shu Road is no longer as noisy as it used to be. But here every little bit tells the wisdom of the ancestors, they make the best use of the land, open up the mountains, laying a variety of irregular green slabs, sometimes steep, sometimes gentle, sometimes near the cliff rift, sometimes through the clouds and fog mountain forest.
07 Yundai Ancient Road
Yundai Ancient Road (Xuling Official Road) is an ancient commercial road that has long been abandoned and was built in 908 AD (Song Dynasty). It was the closest road from Shanxi to the capital city of Daliang at that time. As the exchange of goods between Sanjin and Yu, Yuntai Ancient Road was an ancient official road of great scale, and the present-day Yuntai Ancient Road can be described as devastated due to its age and disrepair (undeveloped), but its majesty and grandeur still make the world marvel. Yuntai ancient road has become a classic route for donkeys to cross.
There is a picturesque alpine meadow of Yuntai Mountain, along which you can see the steep Taihang Mountain scenery, and the ancient official road passes through the alpine meadow of Yuntai Mountain. The road is about 3 meters wide, with a paved green stone pavement and a non-slip stone barrier at steep slopes, and large stones at equal distances to prevent the roadbed from collapsing.
08 Meiguan Ancient Road
Meiguan Ancient Road is located in Dagengling in the Five Ridges, which belongs to the border between Jiangxi and Guangdong, ten kilometers from Dayu County, Jiangxi, and twenty kilometers from Nanxiong City, Guangdong. Due to its location in the deep mountains and being an important channel connecting the south of the mountain, the Meiguan Ancient Road has been well preserved for more than two thousand years.
The ancient road is more than 200 kilometers long and about two meters wide, the road surface is paved with stones and cobblestones, and the road is lined with lush shrubs, and some sections have continuous plum forests, which are particularly beautiful when the plum blossoms are open, thus giving the ancient road its name. Although the elevation of Dagengling where the Meiguan Road is located is only 400 meters above sea level, and the terrain is not too precipitous, it is the choke point of the whole Lingnan area. During the Warring States period, the vassal states were constantly conquering each other, and the southern state of Yue was first destroyed by Wu, and then suppressed by Chu after King Goujian had a hard time restoring his country. However, some of the brave and warlike Yue people opened up their territory to the south, and their leader was called Meiken. After crossing the Dagengling, a group of people were overwhelmed by the beautiful scenery below the ridge and gradually moved to this place, which gradually flourished after several generations.
09 Mountains in the west of Beijing
The mountain is alive with the water, the water is strong with the mountain, and the people are aura with the mountain and water. Beijing Shenquanxia Scenic Area is a rare mountain and water health paradise in the west of Beijing. Give your brain a break, take a deep breath between the mountains and water, and exhale your worries and stress.
When you enter the scenic spot, the first thing you see is a scene of Jiangnan, the slow river, the long suspension bridge, the small pavilion at the top of the hill, and the flowers and plants that are gladly moving. It is as beautiful as a fairyland. This canyon has a mountain spring since ancient times, but it is difficult to say where the source is. People only see the spring, but they don't know where the source is, hence the name Shenquan Gorge. Going up the mountain, the road becomes suddenly contracted, narrow and covered with thorns, which is the real nature. But the crystallization of human wisdom suddenly comes into view, and the appearance of the trestle seems to take you into the land of Sichuan and Shu, a thousand miles of Shu Road, ten thousand miles of Jiange.
10 Jingde Ancient Road
Jingde Ancient Road (Jing She Ancient Road): Located in Jingde County, Anhui Province, the four inter-county post roads, Jing Jing, Jing Ji, Jing Ning and Jing Tai, were all stone roads in the old days for passing carriages and post horses.
Because of the choke point of Xuan and Hui, it has become a must-have place for soldiers, and most of the road sections have been converted into highways, with a few abandoned and unused.
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