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The Jiaozi Snow Mountain in Summer

Updated:2019-06-17 18:13:38   Yunnan Daily

The Jiaozi Snow Mountain is an AAAA-rated tourist attraction located in Kunming. With the word“snow” in its name, people tend to associate it with winter. However, in summer, Jiaozi Snow Mountain makes a good leisure and holiday destination with its pleasantly cool air.

It took us 2 hours to drive from Kunming to the Jiaozi Snow Mountain. At the Sifangjing tourist service centre, we transferred to the shuttle bus.

Through the windows, we could see the dreamy clouds floating by and enveiling the mountain like a shy maiden. In such a fairytale setting, no one seemed to suffer from motion sickness and everyone was excited. It was not long before we saw azaleas.

From May to June every year, the Jiaozi Snow Mountain would be a spectacular sea of blooming azaleas in patches and clusters. They are white, pink, red and yellow, immersing the green mountain and clear water in the fragrance. At the Daheiqing cableway station, we took the cable chair to Huaxi(Literally means "flower brook"). On our way, a variety of birds were chirping here and there, and waterfalls of all sizes fell from between rocks or beside the plank road,the better known of them being the Feilai Waterfall, the Lianhua Waterfall and the Tianlai Waterfall.

They were like white silk from the distance, adding some dynamic touches to the mountain.

The pine trees are another wonder of the Jiaozi Snow Mountain in summer.

At some places, all their branches are blown by the winds to one side, forming a stunning sight of dozens of parallel lines. I was told that there were a mysterious patch of pine trees on the Jiaozi Snow Mountain, which have been dead for more than a hundred years but are still standing in their masculine pride.

Text by Chu Donghua, Photos by Liu Jianming

Keywords:   Jiaozi Snow Mountain Summer