秦岭 The Qinling Mountains
The Qinling Mountains
Taibai Peak is the highest peak of the Qinling Mountains, with an altitude of 3,767 m. Mount Huashan, though only about 2,000 m high, is precipitous, resulting in the expressions, "there is one access to Mount Huashan since ancient times" and "the first precipitous mountain under heaven". The five peaks, namely the East Peak, West Peak, South Peak, North Peak and Middle Peak, stand like a five-petal plum flower in full blossom. Mount Huashan has unique and charming scenery.
The Qinling Mountains stand like a huge wall blocking the wind in the hinterland of China. In winter, they stop the northwest wind from blowing southward, reducing the cold wave influence on the south of China; in summer, they intercept the vapor brought by the southeast wind, reducing precipitation in North China. Therefore, these mountains play a very important geographical role in acting as a dividing line between the south and north of China.