Shanxi nature reserve is paradise in autumn
An autumn view of the Pangquangou National Natural Reserve in Jiaocheng county, Shanxi province [Photo by Gao Zengping for chinadaily.com.cn]
Pangquangou is a national nature reserve focusing on the protection of forest ecology and wild animals, especially endangered brown-eared pheasants, North China larch and spruce secondary forest.
It is the main part of the Guandishan National Forest Park and a rare oasis on the Loess Plateau.
There are 15 natural and cultural landscapes with ornamental value and 10 peaks with the altitude of above 2,000 meters in the Pangquangou National Nature Reserve.
Address: intersection of northwestern Jiaocheng county and northeastern Fangshan county, Lyuliang city, Shanxi province
Best period for travel: spring, summer, autumn (May to early October)
Hours: all day
Admission price: 20 yuan ($3.13) per person