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Danxia Mountain (China’s Red Stone Park), Shaoguan

Updated: Dec 17, 2018 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print

Danxia Mountain (China’s Red Stone Park), Shaoguan

(韶关市丹霞山风景区 sháo guān shì dān xiá shān fēng jǐng qū)

Bazhai scenic spot in Danxia Mountain Scenic Area.[Photo/danxiashan.org.cn]

Danxia Mountain is located in the northeastern suburb of Shaoguan city, Guangdong province, covering a total area of 292 square kilometers. It is an outstanding example of a low-altitude mountain scenic spot in China. The mountain was opened to tourists in 1980, and selected by UNESCO as one of the first Global Geoparks in 2004.

The Danxia mountain is formed by reddish sandstone that has eroded over time, forming a range of mountains surrounded by curvaceous cliffs and unusual rock formations (Danxia Landforms). There are a number of temples located along the mountain range and visitors can enjoy many scenic walks in the area. There is also a river that winds through the mountains and boat trips are available.

Danxia Mountain also has a few unique stones named the Yangyuan Stone, Yinyuan Stone, the Breasts Stone, Sleeping Beauty and other attractions, which make Danxia Mountain a “natural sex culture museum”. Particularly notable are two formations: a stone pillar called the Yangyuan ("male/father stone") that bears a remarkable resemblance to a phallus and the Yinyuan hole, which somewhat resembles the female labia.

In the 2010 UNESCO list of world heritage sites, Danxia Mountain was listed as a natural World Heritage Site as part of China's Danxia Landforms.

Jinjiang Scenery Belt, a five mile scenic corridor in the Danxia Mountain Scenic Area. [Photo/danxiashan.org.cn]
A beautiful sunrise over the mountaintops of Zhanglaofeng in Danxia Mountain Scenic Area.[Photo/tourdxs.com]

Scenic Spot level: AAAAA

Ideal sightseeing season: Spring and Summer

Opening Hours: All day

Ticket: 200 yuan ($29.1)

Address: Renhua County, Shaoguang, Guangdong Province

Note:
1. Wear comfortable clothes when climbing the mountain. 
2. Buy travel insurance.

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