Ancient mist-covered Chinese inn is breakthtakingly beautiful
The Three Natural Bridges is a series of natural limestone bridges located in Wulong County in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. The whole area is made of Karst landscape (see footnote).
Situated under the Three Natural Bridges is the Lucky Dragon inn built by the ancient Tang dynasty. Situated right next to a 30m waterfall and surrounded by verdant lanscape made of natural caves and bridges, this inn has become quite a sensation with tourists lately. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has also been featured in Zhang Yimou’s movie “Curse of the Golden Flower”.
- Karst is a geological process in which water (acidic, with CO2) dissolves carbonate bedrock (usually limestone, dolomite, or marble). Usually occurring over thousands of years, karst features unusual surface and subsurface landforms: sinkholes, vertical shafts, streams, springs, underground caves, etc.
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