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Black Valley, Chongqing

(黑山谷 hēi shān gǔ)

Black Valley, in Heishan town, Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality [Photo/IC]

Black Valley, 63 kilometers from downtown Chongqing, is one of the best preserved natural wonders around the municipality. The national 5A-level scenic spot is a popular summer resort for sightseeing, forest adventures, outdoor camping, hunting and angling.

Located in Heishan town, Wansheng Economic Development Zone, the scenic spot spans over 103 square kilometers, 97 percent of which are covered by primitive forests. With over 110,000 negative oxygen ions in each cubic centimeter of air, it is dubbed as a natural oxygen bar and "the most beautiful healthcare-themed valley."

Black Valley is also known as "the natural gene bank of Chongqing and Guizhou regions" for the diversity of its rare plants and wildlife, including Cathaya argyrophylla, Davidia involucrata, Trachypithecus francoisi and clouded leopards.

Wooden plank walkway winds along a wooded hill over the valley. [Photo/IC]

Scenic spot level: AAAAA

Address: Heishan town, Wansheng Economic Development Zone, 63 kilometers from downtown Chongqing

Opening hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (peak season from November to February), 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (off season from March to October)

Ideal sightseeing season: from May to September

Ticket price: 60 yuan ($8.72) during off season and 100 yuan during peak season, sightseeing bus and cable not included
Notes:
1.It is recommended that tourists start from the higher southern area for a downward journey.
2.The average temperature is 18.1 degrees.
3.It's a good idea to experience the local folk culture of the Miao ethnic group, especially when you choose to visit in May when the traditional Caishan Festival of Miao ethnic group is celebrated.

Last Updated: Jan 07, 2019

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