Thirty degrees north latitude, the most mysterious area on this planet, gave birth to the earliest civilization of mankind and connects breathtaking wonders one after another.
Ta-pieh Mountains, which is the watershed between the Yangtze River and the Huai River in China, is located on this mysterious latitude, guarding the Chinese civilization for thousands of years; and the central city in China, Huanggang, also locates here.
Every morning, when the first ray of sunlight shines into the Global Geopark in Ta-pieh Mountains, the nature begins to wake up.
With 96% forest coverage and abundant vegetation types, Huanggang is one of the few green gene pools in the central region, China.
High peaks rise in the north, and lakes weave across the plains in the south. Tiantangzhai, the main peak of the Ta-pieh Mountains, which lies at the junction of Luotian and Yingshan County, is 1729 meters above sea level.
The natural beauty of green mountains provides a natural habitat for wild animals. They live freely in this green ecological environment.
Beneath this vibrant fertile soil, there are traces of the evolution of the earth over the past 4.6 billion years.
In April 2018, the Ta-pieh Mountain Geopark in Huanggang, Hubei province, was officially listed as a UNESCO World Geopark----The diverse geological heritage tells the birth of life and the inheritance of civilization.
In the writings of Joseph Edkins (1823-1905), a famous British linguist and sinologist, China's four great inventions promoted the development of world civilization with Oriental wisdom.
One of the four great inventions, the movable type printing, was invented by Bi Sheng, a craftsman of the Northern Song Dynasty, who lived Huanggang. What is printed is not only words but also cultural heritage.
For thousands of years, people in Huanggang have been advocating for culture and education. Thousands of years later, children recite the words of their ancestors, and passed on the wisdom of the ancient Oriental civilization from generation to generation.
The best-known historical figure in Huanggang is Su Dongpo, a great poet and writer in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Su Dongpo, who used to live in Huanggang, indulged in the landscape, experienced the ups and downs of life and wrote the most beautiful poems. The 753 poems he left not only created the pinnacle of his own poetry literature, but also expressed his great love for this land.
Where there is love, there is life.
And now, these poems became the inspirations of the"Twelve Scenes of Bequeathed Love," locating on the banks of the rippling Beloved Lake. The Dongpo Culture Park, which covers an area of 5 square kilometers in the center of the city, allows visitors from all over the world to remember the history and feel the inheritance and continuation of love in Dongpo's famous lines from a thousand years ago.
The seasonal changes endowed by nature are the most precious resources for human beings. Oxygen and water, which is also valuable, enables life to continue.
One world Geopark, along with five national forest parks, provide the city with an environment of 180,000 negative oxygen ions per cubic meter. In this city known as the"natural oxygen bar," 7.5 million people live and work in peace and contentment.
More than 400 years ago, Li Shizhen, the great Chinese medical scholar, tasted all kinds of herbs here and wrote Compendium of Materia Medica, a masterpiece of Oriental Medicine, inheriting the long history of traditional Chinese medicine.
Nowadays, some local people still maintain a simple way of life and enjoy the joy of natural gifts; while more people are enjoying the development of the times in the delicious local cuisines and rich products.
At the intersection of tradition and modernity,nature provides endless ecological gifts for every Huanggang resident.
Ancient Oriental wisdom is deeply buried in China. Today, Huanggang is welcoming visitors from all over the world with its unique charms.
Yo-yo Ma, the world-renowned cellist once said, as you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody's individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language, and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.
In Hunaggang, you will experience a blend of tradition and modernity, a mix of culture and nature, a balance of peace in hustle and bustle, and an adventure for the body and mind.
The city marks the development of thousands of years and profound cultural heritage.
Where the heart goes, the body goes.
Huanggang is the place where natural miracles were born. It is a place we call home.
Come to Huanggang and experience the joy of life!