Welcome to Yunnan, Welcome to Tengchong! It’s my honor to be your guide. Today we are going to visit the volcanoes and hot springs in Tengchong, which are the most famous here.
As we will get there in a few minutes, first allow me to give you a brief intoduction of Tengchong. Tengchong is located in the southwest of China and occupies an area of 5800 square kilometers. There are 23 nationalities here, such as 汉、傣、回、白 nationalities and so on. When we mentioned Tengchong, three things will come into mind, which are: the volcanoes and hot springs having 10,000 years, the border city having 1,000 years and the fair of jade having 100 years.
Later we will get to the volcanoes and the hot spring, so now I can tell you something about the latter two ones. They all can reflect the long history Tengchong has. Tengchong is a city on boarder. And because of its location, it has been an important place for military reasons. And that’s a part of its history. It’s also regarded as the county of manners, and it is the hometown of so many famous people. And another part of its history is that Tengchong is one trade center of jade between China and Burma. So don’t forget to get a round to the jade fair. I think you will feel interested.
OK, everyone, here is the Library of the Volcanoes. Now let’s have a look at .The volcanoes in Tengchong are famous in China, and it’s one of the four groups of volcanoes in China. The strong extravasations are the cause of the landform of Tengchong. There is a lieder in Tengchong saying that:” Such a place Tengchong, nine in ten mountains have no peaks.” It’s very vivid, from that you can see so many volcanoes are in Tengchong. There are 97 volcanoes in Tengchong now with high value of tourism and scientific research.
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And now let’s go to see the youngest volcano in Tengchong, we called it “打鹰” Mountain, which means hunting eagles. This volcano lies in the center of the whole place and stands in a height of more than 2600 meters. It looks sheer, tall and straight, just like the famous Fuji in Japan. And we always consider it to be Fuji second.
Everyone, pay attention to this kind of special stone. It looks like a very big stone, maybe it’s too heavy to carry. And now look at me, I can hold it easily. Aha, it’s light, lighter than I think. This kind of stone we call it “浮石”, which means a kind of stone can float on the water. It’s formed by the erupting of the volcanoes.
Everyone, please follow me. Now we will go to see the hot springs. There are all kinds of hot springs in Tengchong, which occupy a vast land. When you go there you can see a vaporous world just like a wonderland. The temperature of the water is very high. If you put an egg into the hot spring, after 10 minutes, you can get it out and eat it. Of course the taste is good, would you like to have a try?
Of course you can enjoy natural beauties as well. The pearl Spring drops big and small beads continuously, just like the pearls crawling in the plate. And 醉鸟 Swell, whoes name means letting the birds get drunk, has a strange function. When there are birds flying above it, the birds will fall down and fall asleep. It’s really interesting.
And after visiting these wonderful spots, we can have a rest, and maybe some of you want to have a bath in the hot spring. I suggest you do so, because the water here can cure disease which based on medical reasons.
300 hundred years ago, a famous traveler named 徐霞客 came here and was overwhelmed by the scenery of Volcanoes and Hot Springs, today the same scenery overmaster us.