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Urumqi Hongshan Park - Belvedere
Xinjiang

The red mountain park, is situated the Urumqi urban district center, the Urumqi east of the river shore, looks like a big dragon thing to recline. The soaring main item extends to the river, sheer precipice, imposing. The mountain high elevation 910.6 meters, the mountain massif is palatial, beautiful magnificent. Because the west end cliff assumes brown red, therefore records the mountain. It by its influential person's position and the unusual appearance of the mountain, regards as by the ancient " the god mountain ". peak has a 8 meter high nine level of bluish gray color solid brick tower, Keshan's brick tower remote confronts with opposite elegant Ma, general designation " town dragon tower ". According to the literature record, in 1785 and in 1786 two year Urumqi river flood routing, the people who at that time blindly believed in thought continuously this is two wicked dragons which Yao Chi flies turns the red mountain and the evil spirit mountain (in elegant Ma Keshan) the unseemly behavior. And said that these two mountains soon close up, Urumqi must turn the vast expanse of water flooded land. The clear Qianlong 53 years (in 1788), Urumqi series Shang Anpian Keshan respectively constructed a pagoda in red Shan He elegant Ma, by town wicked dragon. The red mountain pagoda flattens after more than 200 years wind and rain, until now still perfectly stands erect in the red mountain cliff crest.

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