It is at the foot of Zhouzhishan, 15 kilometres from the city center. There are a total of six sections of rock paintings -- Zhaoshaogou, Kucaigou, Mao'ergou, Subaiyingou, Subaiyinhougou and Que'ergou. The six sections of rock paintings can be divided into two categories: the first category is mountainous region gentle slope rock paintings, i.e. Zhaoshaogou RockPaintings; the second category is cliff rock paintings, i.e. Kucaigou, Mao'ergou, Subaiyingou, Subaiyinhougou, Que'ergou rock paintings. According to experts'analysis,they were made in the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties (21st century BC to 256 BC), Warring States and Han (475 BC-AD 220) and are between 1,700 and4,000 years old. The Zhaoshougou rock paintings are themost famous, being cultural relics of China's northern nomadic nationalities in the Bronze Age. A total of 10 paintings are still distinguishable. The paintings are on a comparablyflat lime slope.Most of them have human figures with different expression expressions and an Apollo pattern. Most of the remainingrock paintings show animals and horse-riders. They show scenes suchas sacrifices, games, migration, family gatherings and dancing.
Que'ergou Rock Paintings: situatedonthe Que'ergou cliff 4 kilometers southeast of the HaibowanPower Plant, which is 2 kilometers southwest of Gongwusu Open-Cast Mine in Hainan District of Wuhai City. The paintings show humans andanimals.
Zhaoraogou Rock Painting: belonging to the rock paintings of the gently sloping mountainous region. Situated on the southern slope at the western entrance of Zhaoraogou, which is 15 kilometers southeast of Wuhai City, it is a relic of the northern nomadic nationalities in theNew Stone Age. The rock paintings are engraved on a gentle slope of 30 degrees and concentrated on about 650 square meters of lime. Small rain-rushed ditches separated the paintings intothree parts; scattered rock paintings are distributed in the area of 400 square meters.
Kucaigou Rock Paintings: situated on the cliff in Kucaigou 10 kilometers north of the city. Beginning from the mouth of the gully, the rock paintings are on Doeomite cliffs in the south; there are few rock paintings on the cliffs in the north.
Mao'ergou Rock Paintings: situated on the cliffs of Mao'ergou 12 kilometers northeast of the city. The rock paintings are on the cliffs in the south. Mao'ergou is a big gully of the Zhuozi Mountain Range. Rock paintings here have strong primitivereligion colors and were the site of sacrifices for ancient nomadic nationalities.
SubaiyingouRockPaintings: situated on the cliffs at the north of Subaiyingou 10 kilometers east of the city. The rock paintings are engraved on the5-meter-high cliffs at the north. The tableau is a buff color, thecolor is even clear when standing at the bottom ofthe gully. There are only three sets of patters here, but they are very vivid.