This toad-shaped stone is name the Seven Grade Toad. As is known to all, toad is normally called La Ha Ma in Chinese, and people regard it as something ugly. However, it is not the case in old times.
Lingnan means the south of the Five Ridges, which is mentioned in Chairman Mao’s
famous poem “the Long March”. In that poem, Chairman Mao wrote, the Five Ridges stretch while gentle waves billows”. The Lijiang River originates from the Yuechengling Mountains in the Five Ridges,
while Gupo Mountain belongs to the Mengzhuling Mountains in the Five Ridges.[more]