Around the Huacheng Temple, there are hundreds of shops and dozens of temples along the toruliform pond valley banks in Jiuhua cirque, which is a wonderful cultural landscape that demonstrates the co-existence of monks and laymen and an integration of agriculture, business and zen.
Two crossed joints appear in X shape on rock and were formed by exogenic agents. When rock was forced and then fractured without any obvious displacement, two joints simultaneously formed and crossed each other. The such crossed joints are called as“Couple Joints”.
Jiuhuashan Large Fault
Jiuhuashan Large Fault extends over 33 km in north-south direction through Jiuhuashan Geopark. The uplifting and descending sides of the Fault respectively form granite mountain ridge, hills and basin. Jiuhuashan Large Fault Zone was changed into linear canyons by running water erosion and transportation, Minyuan Canyon being an example. Jiuhuashan Fault and its derived side joints together control the development and structure of Jiuhuashan’s topography. Jiuhuashan’s magnificent granitic peaks and wonderful rock shapes were produced by joints and geological agents such as running water, freeze thawing, gravity and biological weathering.