Located in the mountain in the west of Xiaohuangtang Village, Wudian Town, the Xiaohuang Cliff stands bolt upright with the shape of a crouching tiger roaring to the sky. According to historical notes, Crown Prince Xiao Tong, the son of Emperor Liangwu in the Southern Dynasties, marveled at the precipitous Cliff during his visit to the mountain. From then on, the Xiaohuang Cliff became famous far and near.
Climbing along the zigzag stairs, you will see such scenic spots as the Two Pines Greeting Guests, the Kangwo Pavilion, the Wugong Pavilion and the Luanshi Platform. And you will be attracted halfway by two grotesque stones at both sides of the Ma’an Pavilion. The left one, called the Shizi (Lion) Rock, resembles a lion facing the east, while the right one, called Qiangqi (Pennon) Rock esembles three signal flags inserted in the back of the war robe in the drama. If you keep climbing from the Ma’an Pavilion, you will come across the natural barrier of the steep Eighteen Curves accessible by one foot path only.