Sunday, February 10, 2008

seven-fairies mountain 七仙岭

Seven-fairies Mountain is located in the central part of Hainan Island. This area has some natural hot springs.
We had the luxury of soaking in an open yet private man-made little hotspring pool overlooking the 7-fairies mountain.
Can you see or count there are 7 rocks?
These strange-looking rocks jut out of nowhere.
So I presume the locals wove a story to their existence.
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Once upon a time there were 7 fairies who descended to earth to enjoy the hotspring bath. They enjoyed themselves so much that they forgot their curfew hours. As a result they could not return home and were turned into those rocks. Hence the name for the mountain range.

4 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That's a great story! I can understand why they would want to weave a very wobnderful story about a phenomenom like this!

Pauline said...

Delightful! I enjoy these stories of folklore and your picture is truely beautiful sharing warmth!

twilite said...

naomi & pauline: thank you.

kenju said...

I have always loved mountains and I also love seeing places in outher countries. Thanks for the visit!