The lost paradise, a rare yardang landform on the water in East China
By Zhao Ying
Around 400 years ago, Xu Xiake, a famous Chinese geographer of the Ming Dynasty traveled to Lichuan County of east China's Jiangxi Province. He was amazed by the natural beauty there and recorded it on his well-known book The Travel Diaries of Xu Xiake.
In the book, he especially mentioned Huixian Peak, a home for abundant wild lives, including many endangered plant species. Not far away, Yuhu Lake is a rarely seen water yardang landform. Years of weathering and water erosion have shaped the red sandstone into a distinctive scenery.