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Yuntai Mountain, Jiaozuo

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Yuntai Mountain, Jiaozuo

(焦作云台山风景名胜区 jiāo zuò yún tái shān fēng jǐng míng shèng qū)

Yuntai Mountain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Henan. [Photo/IC]

Sitting at the junction of Xiuwu county in Jiaozuo, Henan, and Lingchuan county in Shanxi province, Yuntai Mountain scenic area covers 280 square kilometers. The Yuntai Sky Fall, with a height of 314 meters, is the biggest waterfall in Asia. When winter arrives, the ice cascade and snow-covered landscape seem to carry people into a world straight out of a fairy tale.

Featuring various shaped gorges and several waterfalls of different sizes, the mountain boasts eleven scenic spots: Hongshi Gorge, Tanpu Valley, Quanpu Valley, Zhuyu Peak, Diecai Cave, Macaque Valley, Zifang Lake, Wanshan Temple, Baijia Cliff, Qinglong Valley and Fenglin Gorge, all of which are of great scientific and aesthetic value.

Zhuyu Peak, the main peak of the mountain, has an altitude of 1297.6 meters and is considered a holy land for writers and poets, Buddhists and Taoists. Covered with luxuriant vegetation, the peak is home to 1,400 plant species, and its forest coverage rate is up to 93 percent.

An imposing site of Yuntai Mountain is Hongshi Valley (Red Rock Valley), named after the color of the quartz sandstones, which integrates springs, waterfalls, ponds and streams. It enjoys the reputation as a miniature gorge.

The mountain was selected as one of the first group of World Geoparks by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Feb 13, 2004.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: Late March to early November

Opening Hours: 6:30 -- 16:30 during the peak season (March 1 to Nov 30)

7:00 -- 17:30 during the low season (Dec 1 to the end of February)

Ticket Price: 120 yuan ($17.42) during the peak season

60 yuan during the low season

Free Tickets:

① Children six years old or younger and children with heights below 1.4 meters;

② Active servicemen, disabled persons, retired cadres, primary Heroic Models, national moral models and those aged 65 or above with valid certificate.

Half Price:

① Minors between the ages of 6 and 18;

② The elderly between the ages of 60 and 65;

③ Full-time university bachelor or junior degrees with registered student ID card;

④ Moral models and prominent teachers above provincial-level with valid certificate.

Address: Anshang village, Xiuwu county, Jiaozuo, Henan province

Website: http://www.yuntaishan.net/index.html(Chinese)

Online Booking: http://www.yuntaishan.net/ticket.html?typeCode=zxyd

Note:

1. Tickets to Yuntai Mountain is sold at a 50 percent discount from Dec 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, which is 60 yuan per person.

2. Tickets for sightseeing buses are 60 yuan for each visitor (except for children 6 years old or younger and children with heights below 1.4 meters).

3. Tickets are valid within three days.

4. Glass skywalk is 10 yuan per visitor.

5. Obey the rules and do not enter undeveloped areas in case of danger.

The ice cascade during wintertime is one of the great wonders at the scenic spot. [Photo/IC]
The stunning scenery makes the park a paradise on earth. [Photo/yuntaishan.net]

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