Must-see on Mianshan Mountain

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Qixian Canyon

Situated in the Mianshan Mountain Scenic Zone in Jiexiu City, Shanxi Province, the Qixian Canyon (Canyon for Wise People) is a narrow, winding and rising gully with suspension bridges and hanging waterfalls. Flanked by towering peaks and oddly-shaped rocks, this gully is deep and quiet, like a paradise on earth with fascinating landscapes. When going up from the entrance of the canyon, tourists need to climb more than 10 ancient scaling ladders. On the way, tourists can see wild grasses and flowers, murmuring springs and hanging waterfalls, and cliff-side inscriptions by our forefathers.

Lord Jie Ridge

The Lord Jie Ridge is the place where Jie Zitui, famous for his noble character and sterling integrity, lived in seclusion and was later burned to death. The main tourist attractions in the area include the Stele Forest in Mianshan Mountain, Cypress Ridge and the tomb of Jie Zitui. Legend has it that in the Spring and Autumn period, the state of Jin suffered lots of distresses. Prince Chong Er (697-628 B.C.) was forced to escape from the state of Jin. One day, Chong Er was so hungry that he was unable to go on. Jie Zitui, a loyal official, cut a piece of flesh from his thigh, prepared a bowl of soup with the flesh and some wild fruits to Chong Er as food. It is the famous story of "cutting off a piece of flesh from the thigh to feed the emperor" in Chinese history.

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