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Langshan Mountain, Shaoyang

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Langshan Mountain, Shaoyang

(邵阳市崀山景区shào yáng láng shān jǐng qū)

Langshan Mountain is famous for its characteristic Danxia landscape. [Photo/IC]

As one of China's National Geological Parks, Langshan Mountain is famous for its unique Danxia landscape. Danxia means "Crimson Glow” in Chinese, a rare topographical feature. Huge dark red rocks with grotesque shapes give tourists a marvelous sight. It is located in Xinning county, about 500 kilometers away from Changsha, capital of Hunan province. In the south, Langshan Mountain is connected with Guilin, and in the north it transitions into Zhangjiajie. Covering an area of 108 square kilometers, Langshan Mountain is filled with rich natural scenery and abundant tourism resources. There are more than 500 scenic spots in Langshan Mountain. Among them the most famous are Tianyi Lane, Chili Peak, Zixia Cave, Fuyi River, Innate Bridge, Octagonal Castle, Emperor Xun Forest Park and the Xicun Ancient Dwelling.

Langshan Danxia landform and the evolution of its climate and features are representatives of Earth's progression through natural history in Southeast Asia since the Cretaceous period, and also represent the evolution process of the earth crust and the ancient environmental changes of southeast China over the last 100 million years. It is considered to be an excellent example of geological history that can be observed with the naked eye.

In 2010, Langshan Mountain was listed as a World Nature Heritage.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: Late March to early November

Opening Hours: Open throughout the day

Ticket Price: 136 yuan ($19.55), covering Tianyi Lane, Chili Peak, Zixia Cave and Octagonal Castle.

Fuyi River Rafting: 120 yuan

Package Ticket: 186 yuan, covering Fuyi River rafting, Tianyi Lane, Chili Peak, Zixia Cave and Octagonal Castle.

Free Tickets:

① Children under 6 and children below 1.3 meters;

② Disabled persons, those aged 70 or above with a valid certificate.

Half Price: 

① Minors aged 7-18;

② Active servicemen, retired army officers, those aged 60 to 69 with a valid certificate;

③ Full-time university bachelor or junior degree students with a registered student ID card;

④ Teenagers from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan with a valid certificate or a registered student ID card.

Address: Langshan Mountain, Xinning County, Hunan province


1. Sightseeing buses are free for visitors.

2. The ticket is valid within three days and can be used at each scenic spot once.

3. Children under 6 years old or below 1.3 meters must be accompanied by an adult when rafting.

4. Visitors should buy tickets at specified ticket windows to avoid buying fake tickets.

The stunning scenery provides a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts to take photos of the sea of clouds. [Photo/IC]
Langshan Mountain bathed in mist [Photo/IC]

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