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Baishuiyang Water Square

Updated: Aug 17, 2018 chinadaily.com.cn Print


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Baishuiyang Water Square is located in the northeast Pingnan County, 170 km away from Fuzhou, and 120 km from downtown Ningde. Sitting at the upper reaches of Yuanyang River, it boasts the most spectacular scenery among the four major scenic districts along the river with a total area up to 77 square kilometers. It is surrounded by green mountains, and here converged two streams. The flat riverbed seems to be made up of one huge smooth rock, no sands or pebbles at all. Looking down from on high, you will marvel at its fantastic shape that resembles a vast newly ploughed field stretching among the sweeping mountains.

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 This riverbed of 80,000 square meters, the world's unique "shallow water square", consists of three giant flat rocks. The largest one is the size of 40,000 square meters, 182 m in width. As the water flows evenly over the riverbed, the vast surface of the river glistens and shimmers in the sunshine with a silvery sheen. That is why it is named "Baishuiyang"(which literally means "white water mass"). It extends over 2 km, divided into upper, middle and lower sections. The middle section is most impressive, which offers you an exceptional water ride along a 100-meter-long and 60-meter-wide natural flume. It is thus called "a water flume in nature".

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