Guangwu Mountain Scenic Area, Sichuan province
(光雾山旅游景区guāng wù shān lǚ yóu jǐng qū)
Location: Pengjiaba village, Guangwushan town, Nanjiang county, Bazhong city, Sichuan province
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
Dec 1-Feb 28: 8:00-17:00
March 1-Nov 30: 8:00-18:00
General admission: 35 yuan($5.41)/person
Sightseeing vehicle: 40 yuan/person
1. Children under 1.2 meters (exclusive) in height and senior citizens aged 65 and above, reporters, tour guides, model workers, and servicemen can enter free of charge.
2. Half-price concessions are available for people aged between 60 and 65 (exclusive), full-time university undergraduates, and primary and secondary school students.
Covering 830 square kilometers, Guangwu Mountain Scenic Area boasts extraordinary landform of ridges and peaks, lush vegetation, enchanting waterfalls and stunning canyon landscapes; it is home to the unique historical Ba culture that influenced regions throughout Southwest China as well as the culture of the Micang Ancient Road (a road connecting southwestern Shaanxi province to Sichuan province) and the culture of the Three Kingdoms (220-280).
Known as a "biological gene bank and a natural oxygen bar", the Guangwu Mountain Scenic Area is endowed with rich tourism resources and diverse ecological environments. With an annual average temperature of 16.2 C, its forest coverage reaches 97 percent, and its good air quality rate tops 90 percent.
The Guangwu Mountain is also home to geological and geomorphic landscapes, as well as the world’s most special, complete, and original distribution center of the origins of Cyclobalanopsis, along with 46 kinds of rare plant species and 25 kinds of rare animals under first or second-class national protection. Every autumn, the mountain is dyed red, and its trees and leaves are lauded by plant specialists and ecologists from home and abroad. The vegetation of the Guangwu Mountain also enjoys the reputation of "the longest red carpet in Asia", while the mountain is dubbed China’s No 1 mountain with colorful leaves.
The national intangible cultural heritage and resources in the Guangwu Mountain Scenic Area, including the Bashanbei Ballad, the Cuantuan Opera, and the Ba people’s papermaking technique, have been integrated with the mountain’s natural scenery. In 2019, the Guangwu Mountain Scenic Area leveraged its 1,000-year Micang culture, Ba culture, and Bashanbei Ballad, coupled with advanced technologies, to create China’s first landscape immersion night tour, the "Dreamland of Guangwu Mountain" promoting further integration of culture and tourism.