Dali’s Wind and Snow Moon

Dali is picturesque all year round. Among the many scenic spots, wind, flowers, snow and moon are the most famous and fascinating. Regarding the four scenes of wind, flowers, snow, and moon, the local Bai people have a riddle poem that has been describing for generations. The poem says:

1In January 1962, after the famous writer Cao Jinghua visited Dali, he was so impressed by the wind, flowers, snow, and moon in Dali that he gave him a poem:

Xiaguan wind, Shimonoseki has strong winds all year round, and sometimes the wind reaches eight or more. There is a beautiful legend about the wind in Shimonoseki. According to legend, there is a white fox living on the Xingyang Peak of Cangshan. She fell in love with a scholar of Bai nationality in Shimonoseki. She turned into a human figure and communicated with the scholar. The love between them was discovered by Luo Quan, the master of Luoquan Temple in Haihai. When they were together, they cast spells and drove the scholars into Erhai Lake. To save the scholar, Fox Girl went to the South China Sea for help from Guanyin. Guanyin gave her six bottles of wind and asked her to dry the sea water with the wind in the bottle to rescue the scholar . When the fox girl returned to the Xiaguan Tiansheng Bridge with six bottles of wind, she was conspired by Master Luo Quan and fell to the ground, breaking five bottles of wind, so the wind gathered on the Tiansheng bridge, so the Xiaguan wind w as particularly strong. According to a scientific explanation, it is because the nineteen peaks of Cangshan are too high, blocking the air convection on both sides of the east and the Xiaguan Tianshengqiao Canyon between the Cangshan Xieyang Peak and the mountain of the Ailao Mountains is only the exit of Xiaguan air convection. Therefore, the wind in Shimonoseki is particularly strong, especially in the winter and spring seasons. People walking on the street opposite Tianshengqiao Canyon can t stand.

Tongshangguanhua, located at the foot of Yunlong Peak in Cangshan, Dali, is the fortress of Gongwei Dali formed since the Tang Dynasty. In Guanhuahuashu Village, there is a flower tree named Shilixiang. It is said that it was planted by the fairy Lu Dongbin. The flower is as big as a lotus. It blooms 12 petals every year and 13 petals during the year. The colors are yellow and white, beautiful and attractive. After flowering, the shell is black and hard, and can be used as a bead, so it is also called as a bead flower. In the late Qing Dynasty, because there were too many people visiting Guanguan, especially the dignitaries of government officials who came here to enjoy the flowers, they had to be entertained by the local Bai people. The people could not bear the burden of this kind of food, so they closed the flower sill. According to research, Shangguanhua is a mangosteen flower, which can be seen everywhere in Dali.

Cangshan snow, why the snow on Cangshan has not changed for thousands of years, a beautiful legend has been circulating in Dali folk. According to legend, in ancient times, a group of plague gods ran rampant in Dali dams, causing the people to ten people get sick and nine people die. In order to save the suffering people, two brothers and sisters of the Bai nationality returned to study under the guidance of Guanyin, slain the plague gods to the top of Cangshan Mountain, and let the snow freeze to death. In order to make the plague god never resurrect, the younger sister also turned into a snow god, forever holding down the plague god on Cangshan, so the snowman peak of Cangshan has a thousand years of white snow. In fact, it is because the altitude of Cangshan is too high and the temperature at the top of the mountain is low.

Erhaiyue, every night of the Mid-Autumn Festival on August 15th of the lunar calendar, Bai people living on Erhai Lake in Dali must row wooden boats into Erhai and admire the golden moon reflected in the sea. The sky, clouds, moon and sea Together, they form a beautiful picture. About Er Haiyue, the most widely circulated story is the princess of Tiangong. Legend has it that a princess in Tiangong envied a happy and happy life on earth, and went to a fishing village on the Erhai Lake to marry a fisherman. In order to help the fishermen live a life of adequate clothing, the princess sunk her treasure mirror into the bottom of the sea and took a picture of the fish so that the fishermen could catch more fish. Since then, the treasure mirror has become a golden moon in Haiti, shining with light, and fishing for generations, so it has become the Moon Haiyue for people to watch.

Dali Cangshan towers to the west, and erhai lake lies to the east. There are many spectacles of cloudscape between Cangyu, which makes people revive. Among them, the most wonderful and fascinating are cloudscapes such as Cangshan Buddha Light, Wangfu Cloud, Jade Belt Cloud, and Torch Cloud.

The conditions of the Cangshan Buddha light are clear after the rain, clouds and mist, and sun refraction. As long as the conditions are met, people can see them on the top of Cangshan.

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