Wuling Mountain Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Mountain Areas, Other Regions, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Wuling Mountain nature reserve pays attention to forest ecosystem protection and wildlife protection. The visiting zone is in the protection area and experiment area. Visitors can go for sightseeing, do the scientific research and activities at the designated place. Except the designed places, people are not allowed to go enter the other places of the […]

Wuling Mountain nature reserve pays attention to forest ecosystem protection and wildlife protection. The visiting zone is in the protection area and experiment area. Visitors can go for sightseeing, do the scientific research and activities at the designated place. Except the designed places, people are not allowed to go enter the other places of the protection area. There are some little animal, you should keep yourself safe when you are hiking, taking pictures and picking fruits. The Wuling Mountain has large temperature difference. It is foggy, rainy and strong ultraviolet radiation in summer. Please bring necessary warm clothes, umbrella and sunscreen.

Best Time to visit Wuling Mountain

The best season to visit Wuling Mountain is from 15th, April to 15th, October. 1st, October to 31st, May of next year is the period strictly control the wildfire. The Wuling Mountain is a quiet and cool place, but from May to July is busy season for tourism and it will be many people there.

Wuling Mountain Best Routes

Enter from the front gate:

One day tour: front gate – Five Dragon Heads Scenic Spot (see the sunrise and the clouds) – Qingling Ridge (Five Dragon Heads, Longjiao Pine, Dubi Pine, Yuntian Gate, Bubi Stone, Dieshi Rock and so on) – Longtan Scenic Spot (Longtan Waterfall, natural white birch forest, Thumb Peak, Budduism Songzi Cliff, Hukou Waterfall, Golden eagle cliff, Wuling stones and natural Kiwifruit Garden) – Lotus Pond lunch – Fairy Tower Scenic Spot (see the fairy tower, see the eighteen pond ecological line by walking, visit the Tiandi Pond, Yu Pond, New Moon Pond, Jing Pond and Huan Pond) – return.

Two days tour: front gate – Lotus Pond lunch – Longtan Pond Scenic Spot (Longtan Waterfall, natural white birch forest, Thumb Peak, Budduism Songzi Cliff, Hukou Waterfall, Golden eagle cliff, Wuling stones and natural Kiwifruit Garden) – live in the Lotus Hotel at night – visit the Five Dragon Heads in the moring(see the sunrise and clouds) — Qingling Ridge (Five Dragon Heads, Longjiao Pine, Dubi Pine, Yuntian Gate, Bubi Stone, Dieshi Rock and so on) – the Lotue Pond breakfast — Fairy Tower Scenic Spot (see the fairy tower, see the eighteen pond ecological line by walking, visit the Tiandi Pond, Yu Pond, New Moon Pond, Jing Pond and Huan Pond) – return.

Enter from the north gate:

One day tour: the north gate – the Cool Boundary Scenic Spot (the Cool Boundry Monument, the Cool Boundary Peak, Sanxiang Stone, the old Liaoyang and so on) – to the top peak by bus from Luosong Tai – visit the Five Dragon Heads Scenic Spot — Qingling Ridge (Five Dragon Heads, Longjiao Pine, Dubi Pine, Yuntian Gate, Bubi Stone, Dieshi Rock and so on) – the Lotus Pond lunch — Longtan Pond Scenic Spot (Longtan Waterfall, natural white birch forest, Thumb Peak, Budduism Songzi Cliff, Hukou Waterfall, Golden eagle cliff, Wuling stones and natural Kiwifruit Garden) – return.

Wuling Mountain Tickets:

Entrance ticket: 90RMB/person, in addition 1 yuan for personal insurance

Note:

1. 60-70 years old people have 50% discount with ID card

2. Children under 1.2 meters, 70 years old and older people with ID card and disabled soldier in revolution with disabled soldier card free of charge.

3. Group tickets: 70RMB/person

4. Driving: small car is 60RMB, Jinbei car is 86 RMB. The cars has more than 19 sites is 100 RMB. You can drive from the north gate and the south gate.

How to Get to Wuling Mountain:

By train:

Beijing: (Jingcheng travel line N211/212, Jingdan 2215/2252, Jingcheng 7153/7154) and get off at Xinglong train station.

Tianjin: (Jincheng 4412/4414) and get off at Xinglong train station.

Shijia Zhuang: (Jingcheng 4453/4454) and get off at Xinglong train station

Chengde: (Xingcheng 7183/7184) and get to the Xinglong train station.

By bus:

Arrive at the front gate of Wuling Mountain: you can take the special line from Beijing Sihui Coah Station to Wuling Mountain.

You also can take No.980 bus from Dongzhimen Coach Station and then rent a car with others, 20RMB/person and four people a car.

By bus in the Scenic spot:

You can take a bus with others and visit the whole scenic spot or just take a car for part of your journey. There are bus stops in Zhonggu Yard, Fairy Tower, Lotus Pond and Longtan Pond. The bus leave on time, the route is Zhonggu Yard – Fairy Tower – Lotue Pond, top peak – Longtan Pond, visitors can choice the best agenda for his/herself according the time of the bus.

Fairy Tower Scenic Spot

The Immotal Tower scenic spot got the name due to the fairy tower’s altitude and the shape. The tower is 48 meters high and looks like a fairy. The vertical distribution of forest vegetation is obviously. The boundaries and the four seasons are clear. The Fairy Tower is in a valley which is 1400 meters […]

The Immotal Tower scenic spot got the name due to the fairy tower’s altitude and the shape. The tower is 48 meters high and looks like a fairy. The vertical distribution of forest vegetation is obviously. The boundaries and the four seasons are clear. The Fairy Tower is in a valley which is 1400 meters high and it is developed from a natural rock. Many natural cracks in the wall of the rock formed different sizes of stones. The Fairy Tower is one of the huge stones. It is stand alone and clouds around it make people feel a fairy. Standing in the Yiran Pavilion you will see the whole beautiful scenery. Here the green grass, mountains and clear water, also the flying waterfall around you. You will see three springs, six ponds and more than 50 scenic spot include the Fragrant Spring, Qiankun Waterfall, Bayin Waterfall and Yu waterfall and so on. Crossing mountains and walking through the forests you will experience the nature and enjoy the cool summer. This is a scenic resort for ecological tourism, relax and ecological education.

Wuling Mountain (Wuling Shan)

 

 

Five Dragon Heads Scenic Spot

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Mountain Areas, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

The Five Dragon Heads got the name from the five stones in the southeastern of the main peak. The main peak is 2118 meters high and it is the highest peak of the Yan Mountain. If you arrive at the peak you will see five ridges extend to different directions and the five ridges means […]

The Five Dragon Heads got the name from the five stones in the southeastern of the main peak. The main peak is 2118 meters high and it is the highest peak of the Yan Mountain.

If you arrive at the peak you will see five ridges extend to different directions and the five ridges means the successful and failure in their whole life of the emperor of Qingdongling Tomb. Standing in the main peak you will see the Miyun Reservoir, the Simatai Great Wall and Jinshanling Great Wall. The most beautiful scenery is sunrise. The dawn is dazzling and the first sunlight rises from here.

Wuling Mountain (Wulingshan)

Cool Boundary Scenic Spot

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Mountain Areas, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Cool world got the name from the first monument of Jingdong – Cool Boundary monument. It is famous for humanities, history, animals and plants. The monument is located in the north of Wuling Mountain and in the elevation of 970 meters. It is the huge granite which is 28.4 meters high, 30.8 meters wide and […]

Cool world got the name from the first monument of Jingdong – Cool Boundary monument. It is famous for humanities, history, animals and plants. The monument is located in the north of Wuling Mountain and in the elevation of 970 meters. It is the huge granite which is 28.4 meters high, 30.8 meters wide and weighing 24000 tons. In the middle of the monument has six words “Cool Boundary of Wuling Mountain.” The words were written by a minister named Liubo Wen in the Ming Dynasty. The magnificent north gate, the rich Ecological Museum and the huge carved out of a cliff are also located in this scenic spot. In history, the Wuling Mountain was the important border area. There are hundred kilometers Great Wall around it. Now you still can see the relics of the Great Wall. In the Ming Dynasty, guarded heavily here and emerged many excellent people. Because of it is in the shaded side of the mountain the scenic spot is rainy and has rich resource of animals and plants. The forest coverage is more than 99%, you will be attracted by the grass, flowers and old trees, also singing birds and winding path. There are many strange peaks and stones and more than 20 little scenic spots including Wuling Golden Mountain, Sanxiang Stone and Eagle Beak Peak. Also have thousand years old poplar which is need six people can surround and the mysterious Heaven Dram Peak, as well as the Five Generals Peak and the Tianhou Peak.

Wuling Mountain (Wulingshan)

The Longtan Pond

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Mountain Areas, Waterfalls & Pools, by Jack Li

The Longtan Pond is the biggest valley in the Yanshan Mountains. It is famous for the Longtan cataract whose waterfall reaches 55 metres. There are four attractions and three gates in the Wuling Mountain Forest Garden. The Longtan Pond is one of the four attractions. It lies in the northwest of the garden. The pond […]

The Longtan Pond is the biggest valley in the Yanshan Mountains. It is famous for the Longtan cataract whose waterfall reaches 55 metres. There are four attractions and three gates in the Wuling Mountain Forest Garden. The Longtan Pond is one of the four attractions. It lies in the northwest of the garden. The pond is well-known for the thirty-two spots such as Jingxiu Peak, Pomo Peak, Yuxiong Peak, Songyun Peak, Jiangjun Peak, Hukou Waterfull, Goddess Cliff and Kiwi Fruit Garden. The waterfall in the Longtan Pond is like a big white ribbon. The sound of the waterfall is like thumb and drum, echoing around the valley. If you arrive here at the hottest time, you will feel so cool that it doesn’t feel like it was summer at all. There is another waterfall named Hukou 1.5 kilometres underneath the Longtan cataract. It does not have such a steep waterfall, but the Hukou waterfall is very special. It is water column that pours down there. The cliffs in the two sides of the waterfall are very steep. Visitors may take the stone steps to go up and appreciate views. The Jiangjun Peak is up there. ‘Jiangjun’ in Chinese means ‘general’. The Longtan pond is like a water pot that takes water from the Miyun Reservior to the capital Beijing. The peaks are special, the cliffs are steep, and the forests are green. These views form a beautiful picture. When you go around the Longtan Pond, you can feel that nature is amazing and stunning.

Wuling Mountain (Wulingshan)

Lotus Service Center

On August 26, 2011, in Accomodation, Beijing, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

The Lotus Service Center is built in the 1780 meters high above the sea level in the Wuling Mountain. The highest temperature in summer is 28 °C. When hot summer comes, the visitors passing along can not help but stay and appreciate the lotuses in the pool. The view there is very attractive. The center […]

The Lotus Service Center is built in the 1780 meters high above the sea level in the Wuling Mountain. The highest temperature in summer is 28 °C. When hot summer comes, the visitors passing along can not help but stay and appreciate the lotuses in the pool. The view there is very attractive. The center can provide with food, accommodation and shopping services for travellers. It is very nice to get up in the morning when you hear the birds’ singing. When you walk into the woods and see those trees, you will feel comfortable, and refreshed. The hotel there is equipped with air-conditioners. Visitors can enjoy tasty dished there like roasted lamb. You can also take a walk in the stone garden where there are peculiar stones lying around the path. The sunset there is gorgeous. Astronomers are able to see the stars very clearly at night without using telescopes. The stone garden is famous for peculiar stones, pines, flowers and grasses. It is a perfect place for vacation.

Wuling Mountain (Wulingshan)

Wuling Mountain (Wulingshan)

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Mountain Areas, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Wuling Mountain lies in Xinglong County, Hebei Province. It is surrounded by four cities, which are Beijing, Tianjin, Tangshan and Chengde. The mountain covers an area of 14,247 hectares. The forest coverage of Wuling Mountain preserve reaches 93%. The main peak of the Wuling Mountain, 2118 metres high, is also the main peak of the […]

Wuling Mountain lies in Xinglong County, Hebei Province. It is surrounded by four cities, which are Beijing, Tianjin, Tangshan and Chengde. The mountain covers an area of 14,247 hectares. The forest coverage of Wuling Mountain preserve reaches 93%. The main peak of the Wuling Mountain, 2118 metres high, is also the main peak of the Yanshan Mountains. In a temperate continental climate, it rains most in summer which is also the hottest season in the year. The winter is relatively long. Four seasons are different from each other in the Wuling Mountain. The views of the peak and the root of the mountain are also different. Sometimes peach flowers blossom at the root while in the peak it snows. Sometimes it rains a couple of days at the foot but it is sunny at the peak. This happens a lot. The annual average temperature is about 7.6°C. In the hottest month, the average temperature is 17.6°C, which makes the Wuling Mountain a popular summer resort.

The Wuling Mountain scenic zone is a national protected preserve. There are more than 1870 kinds of plants. The scenic zone is a well botanical garden, a green treasure house and a natural gene bank. The animals here are various, including Felis Pardus, Rhesus monkeys and gorals. There are four main attractions in the scenic zone with more than 100 views to see. Each year numerous visitors come here for vacation. The service facilities are fully set.

Wuling Mountain Attractions

Fairy Tower

Five Dragon Heads Scenic Spot

Lotus Service Center

Longtan Pond

Cool Boundary Scenic Spot

Wuling Mountain story

1. Fairy Tower

It was said after Liu Bowen had helped Zhu Yuanzhang become the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Liu was titled as the military adviser, but not the fairy. He was very angry about this, so he quitted the position, went to the Wuling Mountain and lived there for over ten years. In the mountain there lived a couple named White and Black Dragon. They were capable of using magic powers. One day when they had nothing to do, an evil idea came to their mind. They wanted to feel what it was like to be the emperor. So they went to the royal palace immediately and tried to attack the Emperor Yongle. Although Liu was not an official at all, he still cared about the safety of the authorities. So he went to the capital immediately to catch the White and Black Dragon. The couple was astonished by Liu Bowen. So they went back to the Wuling Mountain by the stream of the sea. When Liu Bowen came back to the capital, he blocked the steam and headed back to the Wuling Mountain again. He knew the White and Black Dragon couple would not stop. There it was. Just when Liu arrived at the south pass of the Wuling Mountain, he saw there was a big flood surging. It was the couple. They were trying to merge the capital Beijing by water. There was not too much time for Liu to think carefully. So he took out his bag and threw it into the sea. Just in a minute, there rose a tower pushing the couple down. However they would not surrender like that. They tried to move to get rid of the tower. They were so close to success when there were three fairy signs coming down right from the heaven. The three fairy magic signs tightly fixed the tower to the ground and it could not be moved at all.

The three magic signs were from the Guanyin goddess. She knew Liu Bowen would have difficulties when fighting with the Dragon couple. So she helped him. Afterwards it became a kind of blessing to tough the Fairy Tower.

Wulingyuan, “the perfect heaven”

On June 16, 2011, in Adventure Trip, China Travel Gossip, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

The park also known as Zhangjiajie, covers an area of almost 243 square miles, the park is characterized by stunning karts pillars of sandstone, covered with sub-tropical rainforest, but the element that adds more mystery to the area is the constant fog which obscure the view. The latter is mainly due to its very humid […]

The park also known as Zhangjiajie, covers an area of almost 243 square miles, the park is characterized by stunning karts pillars of sandstone, covered with sub-tropical rainforest, but the element that adds more mystery to the area is the constant fog which obscure the view. The latter is mainly due to its very humid and hot climate which can easily reach the temperature of 30Celsius degree by afternoon. The area is easily accessible as China Flights provides flights to Zhangjiajie City thanks to its domestic airport. Once tourists reach the city, public transport such train and mini buses, run to the one hour distant Village of Zhangjiajie Cun which is also the entrance to the park that charges a 248 Yuan entrance fee. For any problem or queries don’t wait to contact China Tours.

The Park offers a transport service, two cable cars, one located near Zhangjiajie Cun that runs for half a mile up to the top of Huang Shi Zhai, while the second one is located few miles to the east of the park and goes near Souxiyu Cun.There are many things to do within the park; one of the main activities is hiking the sandstones to spot amazing views that really worth the effort. However for those still inexpert hikers the above mentioned cable cars give the opportunity to reach a point high enough to admire the breath-less landscape. However the park covering such an enormous area makes it really hard to visit in only few days time. For this reason travellers are strongly advised to plan and organise their trip in advance according to what they want to see. Moreover the purchase of a map will be really helpful as in some locations of the park there is an inadequacy of signage. For this reason I will list the main point to visit in the park. Huang Shi Zhai represents the highest area of the park at 3,450 feet, it can be climbed thank to 3,878 step stairway. The KongZhong Tianyuan, this garden sits on a outcropping surrounded by slender peaks. Xianren Qiao from Chinese Bridge of the Immortals, this spectacular landscape is characterized the narrow rock bridge over a deep gorge with no railings. For this reason is absolutely prohibited the access to the blocked bridge, even if some “daredevil” choose to cross it anyway. Around this point there are amazing views together with “the great Viewing Platform”, “Emperor’s Throne” and “Cock-Pecking”.

Another site that tourists should include on their route, is the Golden Whip Stream. The latter rive runs through the park for several miles and a path next to it offers the opportunity to walk along and reach one of the most beautiful spot of the park which includes The First Bridge in the World. Tourists are able to accommodate near this area, thanks to Zhongtian International Yoth Hostel available on China Hotels. Tian Xia Di Yi Qiao as previously said is the First Bridge in the world, a natural rock bridge with guard rails that make tourists feels safer. More adventure tourist should experience the Yaozizai are which is the less crowded, sometimes is really hard to encounter someone along the way, but the scenery is just breathless.

Briefly the Wulingyuan Park is increasing its awareness among tourists, representing a spot that gives the opportunity to experience in first person the authentic Chinese nature.

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