Cangyuan Rock Paintings Scenic Region in Lincang County in Cangyuan Wa Meng to rural villages, with their 3,500 years of history, Ancient Rock Paintings and famous at home and abroad.
Cangyuan Rock Paintings found in China is the most ancient Rock Paintings of a more than 3,000 years ago in the late Neolithic Age. Rock Paintings have been found 11 sites, located in Cangyuan County Meng to the rural, small townships to full Hom townships, and rural peace and the Flemish-Gengma County township, and other places, generally at an altitude of about 1,500 meters on the cliff.
Grey limestone quarry face painting, a painting of ochratoxin red, the local Wa people called "Code with the Alem", which means rock paintings. Rock Paintings locations screen high ground from 2 to 10 meters, long painting area ranging from 1 to 30 meters, small frame, composed of a number of scattered graphics, the image of several hundred, 187 animals, housing 25 Road 13, the symbol of Italian Table 35; there are trees, Zhouchuan sun, clouds, mountains, and the earth, such as bags like Fig. Graphic descriptions of characters are officially 100 law, and to single monochromator Le Tu Jia-ping, save facial detail, such as drawing silhouettes-way through the performance of the limbs variety of characters engaged in various activities.
Ancient Rock Paintings vividly demonstrate the ancient ancestors hunting, grazing, villages, war, dance, acrobatics and religious activities such as worship, rich in content, composition concise, crude ore, uninhibited, tasks, and image Variety animals, lifelike, independence in terms of style, vividly demonstrates the ancient ancestors of life scenes. The study of ancient history of the nation, religion, culture, arts, and other important values, state-level key units to be protected.
Cangyuan Rock Paintings will be the duration of sunshine, the weather a clear, dry and well-being factors such as constantly changing color, Dai and Wa local people saying it is a "day. Changed, as early as red light afternoon, and evening variable Purple." For the second instalment Provincial key units to be protected.
The cliff paintings of Cangyuan is said to take on different colors as the time, weather and humidity change. According to the proverb of the local Wa and Thai people that the cliff painting changes three times a day: in the morning the color is red, at noon lighter and in the evening purple. Nowadays the paintings have already been designated as the key historical relic protection unit at the provincial level.
Up to now, eleven painted cliffs have been found to scatter in the villages of Menglai, Dinglai, Mankan, Heping of Cangyuan County and the village of Mangguang of Dima County etc. Called Randianmu which means the paintings on the rocks in the local Wa language, these reddish brown ancient paintings were basically drawn on the grey limestone at the elevation of about 1, 500 meters. Measuring somewhere between one to thirty square meters, these primitive masterpieces are normally two to ten meters above the ground and include the images of animals, architectures, trees, boats, heavenly bodies like the sun or the moon, mountains and many abstract symbols etc.
Human figures and lively life scene are also the important themes of these artistic works on the sharp cliffs. The eyes, nose and other facial details of the human face are normally omitted; the painters instead paid more attention to the depiction of the human body and limbs. Apart from artistic meanings and value, many important life activities of these human ancestors such as hunting, dancing, recreation and sacrifice rituals and suchlike are vividly displayed and recorded, which seems to bring the viewers back to those mysterious and remote prehistoric ages.
Tips The tour of viewing the cliff painting is subject to the weather condition. Visitors who plan to see the painting should therefore consult the local travel agent about the timing of their visit in advance. Lincang is rich in rainfall and the rainy season comes from May until October.