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Longtan Grand Valley, Luoyang

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Longtan Grand Valley, Luoyang

(洛阳龙潭大峡谷景区 luò yáng lóng tán dà xiá gǔ jǐng qū)

Longtan Grand Valley Scenic Zone is known for its picturesque mix of clear waters and green trees. [Photo/IC]

Longtan Grand Valley Scenic Zone, located in Central China's Henan province, contains complicated and distinctive landforms, which are seldom seen at home and abroad. Of enormous importance for geological study and research, the valley acts as a geological museum for popularization of science, tour and sightseeing.

Stretching a length of 12 kilometers, the valley was formed by the constant flow of water and rain during the earth's crustal movements over the past billions of years. It is known for its marvelous spectacles of hills, waters and plants, including the six wonders and seven great waterfalls. The most curious phenomenon is a 50-meter-long ravine stream that flows upwards.

Dubbed honorary titles since its opening, including "National Geological Park", "Natural Museum of Ancient Oceans", "The No.1 Valley of Narrow Gorges in China", and "Gallery of Mountains and Waterscape along the Yellow River", the zone has a pleasant climate and enjoys abundant rainfall all year round. Featuring canyons, forests and waterscapes within a well-preserved ecological environment, Longtan Grand Valley Scenic Zone offers visitors a rich and diverse slice of nature.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: May to early November

Opening Hours: 7:00 -- 17:00

Ticket Price: 85 yuan ($11.60) for the valley and 25 yuan for the Panda House

Free Tickets:

① Children below 1.4 meters;

② Active servicemen and those aged 70 or above with valid certificate.

Discounted price: 45 yuan

① The elderly between the ages of 60 and 69;

② Full-time students with registered student ID card;

③ Children with height between 1.4 and 1.5 meters.

Address: Xin'an county, Luoyang, Henan province

Website: www.lyltdxg.com(Chinese)

english.lyltdxg.com/(English)

Online Booking: https://piao.ctrip.com/dest/t135601.html

Note:

1. Visitors should fill in their real name, ID number and phone number when making a reservation online.

2. Debit card payments are not available at the site.

3. No smoking.

4. Wear comfortable clothes when climbing the mountains.

Visitors go rafting down the water at Longtan Grand Valley Scenic Zone. [Photo/IC]
Two giant pandas eat bamboo at the Panda House in the scenic area. [Photo/IC]

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