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Created 14-Sep-06
Modified 14-Sep-06
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Photographs of this little known, but intruiging site in northern Sichuan Province, China, dating back to 1986. The mountain is split in two, with temples on either peak. The only way across from one peak to the other is a pair of iron chains: one steps on the lower chain while using the upper chain as a railing. The chasm below is something like 900 feet deep. Crossing over requires a steady composure and good nerves.

From a web site...:

"The Doutuan Mountain, the birthplace of Li Bai (701-762), a great poet in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), lies 18 kilometers to the southwest of Jiangyou City of Sichuan Province. It has long been famous for its beautiful and magnificent views across China. The Yunyan Buddhist Temple was grouped into one of the key national protection sites in 1988. The Tuofeng (hump) Scenic Spot is the only base for rock climbing in Sichuan Province."

Kodak Ektachrome slides, scanned on an Epson Perfection 2400 scanner, and uploaded on September 14, 2006.

Thomas H. Hahn, Ithaca, NY.
Looking over from one peak to the other.