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Caishi Ji

Located on the southern bank of the Yangtze River in the southwestern suburb of Maanshan City, Caishi Ji is a rock projecting over the river. Caishi Ji, Swallow Ji of Nanjing and Chengling Ji of Hunan Province are 3 famous rocks along the Yangtze River. Caishi Ji was formerly named Niu Zhu Ji and got the present name as there existed colorful stones on the rock. Along the river there are buildings and pavilions, in which tourists can drink tea and enjoy the beautiful river scenery in the peaceful surroundings.

Rising precipitously beside the rolling Yangtze River seven kilometers southwest of Ma'anshan City, Anhui Province, this rock used to be called Bull Islet Rock (Niuzhuji) because a legendary gold bull is said to have appeared here in ancient times.

The present name was adopted during the period of the Three Kingdoms (220-280) because the area abounded in colorful stones.

The rock occupies a position of strategic importance. Its scenery is dominated by pines, bamboos, and the steep cliffs of Cuiluo Hill.

Caishiji is one of the three most famous such rocks along the banks of the Yangtze River, the other two are Chenglingji in Yueyang, and Yanziji in Nanjing.

It was here that Li Bai wrote many immortal poems. There are such places of interest as Taibai Tower, the Memorial Hall to Li Bai, and the Tower to Catch the Moon.


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