Riding the Mini Train
The newly warm weather of March and April inspires many to set off on spring outings. One popular choice is a trip to Qianwei County in Sichuan Province to ride a mini train. Operating on a 19.4-kilometer line meandering along the contours of the mountains, the mini steam locamotive’s track measures a narrow 764 mm. Since the train began operation in 1959, it has remained an important means for locals to transport goods and resources. Since the local government recently launched sight-seeing excursion trains, the attraction to tourists has only increased.
China’s Grand Canyon
Located in Tunbao Village, Enshi City of Hubei Province, Enshi Grand Canyon stretches 108 kilometers long and covers 300 square kilometers. The scenic area includes 11 tourist attractions such as virgin forests, precipitous mountains, and spectacular waterfalls. The canyon’s unique karst landform attracts tremendous tourist flow from China and beyond. Many geologists have asserted that in terms of landscape, Enshi Grand Canyon rivals its American counterpart.
Yunshuiyao Ancient Town
Located in Nanjing County, Fujian Province, Yunshuiyao was called Changjiao Town just a few years ago. In 2005, a romantic film called The Knot in English, based on the real experiences of several Taiwanese, was shot in the town. Due to the film’s popularity, in 2008 the local government renamed the town after the film’s Chinese title as well as dubbing the town’s 10-kilometer-long cobblestone road “Yunshuiyao Ancient Road.” Regardless of the film, the town’s time-honored history makes it worthy of a visit.