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Yandang Mountain, Zhejiang province

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Yandang Mountain, Zhejiang province

(雁荡山 yàn dàng shān)

Spiritual Peaks at the east gate of Yandang Mountain, Zhejiang province. [Photo/]

Located in Yueqing county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, Yandang Mountain is one of the China's top 10 must-see mountains. Famous for its magnificent peaks, waterfalls and caves, Yandang Mountain was honored a “World Geopark” by UNESCO in 2005.

There is a lake at the top of Yandang Mountain, which is a haven for wild geese, hence the name "Yandang". Covering 450 square kilometers, the place features volcanic rocks, deep valleys, precipitous peaks, mysterious caves and strange rock formations.

There are more than 500 scenic spots scattered through eight major scenic areas, the most famous of which are the Three Best Wonders – the Spiritual Peaks, Dalongjiu Waterfall and the Spiritual Rocks.

Dalongjiu Waterfall at Yandang Mountain, Zhejiang province.[Photo/]
The Spiritual Rocks scenic spot at Yandang Mountain, Zhejiang province. [Photo/]

Scenic spot level: AAAAA

Ideal sightseeing season: all year

Opening hours: Different spots open at different times

Ticket price: No more than 50 yuan ($7.20)

Address: Xianglintou village, Yandang town, Zhejiang province


Weekends are peak travel time. Train and bus tickets are very difficult to buy and the accommodation is often full. Also, the Spiritual Peaks are even more dazzling at night, so don't miss them.

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