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Adorable natural scenic spots in Shanxi province

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Updated: 2016-08-11

1.Yunqiu Mountain Scenic Spot

Adorable natural scenic spots in Shanxi province

As the old Chinese saying states, Huangshan Mountain, known as China's adorable mountain, is world-renowned for its unique sceneries, and Yunqiu Mountain for its breathtaking sightseeing. It is in Xingning county, in the neighboring city of Linfen and is equal in popularity with Wudang Mountain, China's best known Taoist spot. A great number of people visit Yunqiu Mountain per year for its temple fair and the Zhonghe Festival, set aside for bringing unmarried young male and female together. The men hold a sort of whip, while the women carry baskets of flowers to look for the right person. The festival has been listed as a national heritage event since 2011.

2.Guandishan National Forest Park

Adorable natural scenic spots in Shanxi province

This park is located on Lvliang Mountain and regraded as part of the Guandishan Forest Zone, covering the city of Taiyuan, Lvliang county, and other cities and counties, across a 68,448-hectare Area. It is home of a particular species of larch tree and the brown-eared pheasant, which is a rare fowl and the provincial bird (Shanxi). Much of the park is around 1, 300 - 2, 500 meters above sea level, with the highest point being 2, 831 meters, the second highest peak in North China area, at Xiaowen Moutain. The park has eight tourist attractions: Pangquangou, Beiwudang Mountain, Baimaxian, Yunding Mountain, Guolaofeng, Yuanpingchuan, Sandaochuan, and Yanggetai, and a number of springs, waterfalls, rare flowers, grasses, a dense forest, and rare animals such as the pheasant, as well as caves and mountains, making it an ideal destination for tourists.

3.Mount Taihang

Adorable natural scenic spots in Shanxi province

Mount Taihang, stretching over 1,000 kilometers long, looks extremely spectacular along the main line of Yangquan, Jinzhong, Changzhi and Jincheng cities. The mountain range enters Shanxi province at the Niangzi Pass. It winds through Jinzhong, Changzhi and Jincheng as towering and steep mountains. The height averages 1,500 meters above the sea level, and it stands higher than 2,000 meters in some sections. The most famous parts of the mountain ranges are Mount Taihang, Mount Taiyue and Mount Wangwu. The grand canyon, Mount Lingkong, Mount Lishan, Wang Mang Mountain Range, and Manghe nature reserve are rare natural scenic areas of Mount Taihang. Mount Taihang, bordering Shanxi, Hebei and Henan provinces, is high and steep, featuring spectacular precipices and deep valleys. With a long history, Mount Taihang retains rich cultural relics. It keeps the largest number of ancient temples in the province.

 

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