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Yunnan - Lufeng Dinosaur Fossils

    The main scene of Lufeng is the dinosaur fossil, a provincial class scenic spot area and the Ramapithecus fossil. The scenic area is made up of the dinosaur hill, the relic of the Ramapithecus fossil at Shihuiba and Wutai Mountain, with an area of 50 square kilometers.

    Since 1938, dinosaur fossils have been found constantly in Lufeng. 24 categories 33 species and hundred of complete dinosaur fossils have been unearthed. The discovery site of the skull, teeth fossils of many Ramapithecus is listed as a " major cultural relics reserve unit " by the State Council. Four dinosaur fossils are exhibited in Lufeng Dinosaur Museum. The largest is more than nine meters long and the shortest is 2.4 meters long. Photos and diagrams of dinosaur fossils from all over of the world are also exhibited. There are also the halls of ancient living beings, the hall of bronze ware. earthenware, and the hall of ancient pithecanthropus. At Shihuiba is the pagoda of the sun, the moon, the star. An 11.5 meters high and the glass fiber reinforced plastic sculpture of the ancient pithecanthropus is established. The Dinosaur fossil of Lufeng was once sent to Japan for exhibition.

    Chuxiong Yi nationality Autonomous Prefecture is between Dianchi Lake beside Kunming and Erhai Lake in Dali. it's an important hub of middle Yunnan. ChengKun railway, GuangDa railway and Kun - Wan road cross it.

    Here are One of the well- known birthplace of humanity and a treasure house of ancient living things' fossils. The fossils of lama ancient ape of Lufeng about 80 million years ago, "Yuanmon Man " about 17 million years ago and Lufeng dinosaurs of 1.8 billion years ago were excavated here. Many archaeologists from home and abroad regard Chuxiong Prefecture as the cradle of humanity and " The home of ancient living things ". Huge Mallet white tower of Dayao built in the Tang Dynasty has a rare shape in Chinese ancient buildings. The large bronze statue of Confucius at Wen Temple Shiyang town is the only one that well preserved in Chinese mainland.

    Wuding Lion Mountain is precipitous and beautiful. Colorful Yuanmou Earth Forest is a important scenic spot in Yunnan.

    The traditional festivals of the Yi nationality here are colorful and rich in cultural information. There are the Third Month Festival, the Torch Festival on 24th held in the sixth month of the lunar year, which last three days. At that time, every villiagers are singing and dancing and all villages are ablaze with torches.

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