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Celebrities and Past Events about Three Visitors Cave

Three Visitors Cave

Celebrities and Past Events about Three Visitors Cave – Brief Introduction

Three Visitors Cave just a common cave with more beautiful scenery and more steep terrain. As the cave get the favor of celebrities, like Bai Juyi, Yuan Zhen, Bai Xingjian, Ouyang Xiu, Su Xun, Su Shi, Su Zhe and Lu You, this cave become the well-known Three Visitors Cave.

What's the Three Visitors Cave like? Why it can attract so many celebrities? It was described by the poet Lu Xian in Qing dynasty: when you look around, there's a peak outstanding and a hole located in the middle of high mountains. This vivid description make people who never been to Three Visitor Cave can feel how grand and creep it is and want to come to enjoy it.

Three Visitors Cave suited on the cliff of North peak, Xiling Gorge which is 10 kilometers away from southwest of Yichang county.

Celebrities and Past Events about Three Visitors Cave – First Three Visitors

In the Tang dynasty, Bai Juyi and his brother Bai Xingjian travelled to Three Gorges and they came across the poet Yuan Zhen. So the three poets invited each other to visit the cave together. For this cave is very beautiful and a few people came, they decided to indite poem about the cave.

At last, Bai Juyi wrote the Three Visitors Cave Preface on the precipice: "we are the first three people came here, named it Three Visitor Cave". As there were some other people came later, so it was called "First Three Visitors".

Celebrities and Past Events about Three Visitors Cave – Later Three Visitors

In the winter of 1059, the poet in Song dynasty Su Xun and his two sons Su Shi and Su Zhe left Sichuan for Beijing. When they past by Yi Ling, they visited the cave and each of they made a poem on the cliff. It was named "later Three Visitors "

Because Three Visitors Cave located on the important road which leads to Sichuan Province, most celebrities in the history came to visit, and left some poems on the cliff. Until now, there are still about 60 inscriptions in the cave.

Celebrities and Past Events about Three Visitors Cave – Lu You Spring

At the left of Three Visitors cave, there is a crystalline tricklet which smell fresh, touch cool and taste sweet. It was named "divine water". It is said that the great poet in Southern Song Lu You travelled here and felt very thirsty, and suddenly there gushed out a little tricklet. When he held up the water by his hand and drank it, he felt refreshed and the sweet diffused soma. So he made a poem here. In order to commemorate this great poet, people named this spring as "Lu You Spring". People who visit the cave will come to see the spring.

Celebrities and Past Events about Three Visitors Cave – Revolutionary

Three Visitors Cave not only the famous heritage resort, but also the important revolutionary site. In the period of agrarian revolution, Three Visitors Cave was the underground interface location of Chinese Party and Yichang county Party committee. After liberation, in order to realize Mao Zedong's grand blueprint: "turning the treacherous Three Gorges into a navigable lake" and make benefits to descendants, Zhou enlai walked along the steep road to look over the rock structure in Three Visitors Cave and made important instructions.

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