Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge
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Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge

Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge

Brief Introduction of Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge

Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge is located between Xintan and Xiangxi Stream in Xiling Gorge, stretching over 4 kilometers. In the gap on the cliff of northern bank, there are suspending coffins which look like books. It is said that the book is the military book left by Zhuge Liang, a famous figure in Three Kingdoms Period. And the giant rock beneath the cliff shapes like a sword which is said to be the precious sword of Zhuge Liang. That is why this gorge is called Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge.

Legends of Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge A legend says that when Zhuge Liang cruised through Xiling Gorge, he hid his original military book and his precious sword on the crag for brave men to discover.

Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge also known as Rice Bin Gorge. Opposite to Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge there is a rock cave under the cliff. It is said that Zhu Geliang once stored rice in this rock cave.

Cultural Relics of Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge

Today, the visitors downstream the Xiangxi Stream about five or six miles, they will see the Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge on the northern bank. Actually, the so-called military book is not a book at all, but the site of three suspending coffins. And the "Precious Sword" is a column of rock looks like a huge sword standing in rapids.

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