Discover the Real Yuntai Mountain With a Local Expert
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Heard of Henan before? If you have, it’s likely for the Shaolin Temple or Longmen grottoes (check out my other posts for a review on those cultural highlights) but it’s not often that YunTai mountain is talked about as a must-go place.
Situated in the north of the province, YunTai mountain not only hosts beautiful waterfalls, monkey trails and mountain top temples, but also the Red Rock Gorge. This really took my breath away with miles of stairs up and down the crevice with the characteristic… you’ve guessed it! Red rocks!
The whole scenic area is easily accessible via tourist bus, cable car and boat!
Getting There - located in Jiaozuo Henan..it’s better to drive or arrange a car as there are not many taxis there..
Attractions - the scenery is very beautiful in winter there’s less people. but it will be very hard to climb the mountain as it’s too cold... also the cable way is a one way then you have to come down yourself from the top of the mountain.. you can enjoy it in summer if are looking for a fun hiking adventure
Food & Restaurants - you can find restaurants, if you love chinese food then you will enjoy the restaurants
Shopping - better to do shopping in jiaozuo #jiaozuo #henan #yuntaimountain #adventure #hike #scenery #snow
Getting There - we drove on our car, but there plenty of daily scheduled busses from Jiaozuo.
Attractions - plenty of nature parks, mountains and waterfalls. most of them under UNESCO protection.
Food & Restaurants - great variety of local food on budget.
Yuntai Shan, Monkey Kingdom! This is the place where you can meet these animals. They are accustomed to human but monkeys are monkeys, so, please, be careful, especially on the road going through the forest, where is complete wildlife area. Monkeys are not restricted and free to move anywhere. The precautions ate necessary. But our little brothers will be very glad to get a piece of bread from your hand. This visit was very interesting.
It could be told thus place is too much cold for monkeys, yes, they are mostly met at southern provinces, not in central China, but these wild packs are adopted to the northern territories and feel very good.
Phoenix Ridge. This is also important part of Yuntai mountain geopark. Well, it is required efforts to climb there, but it worth it. One good news is there are mostly road for walking instead of steps exhausting the knees, so it is not so hard. The breathtaking view can't left anyone indifferent. The mountain had a glass bridge going around it like a serpent, that's very impressive. This is must visit if you are in Yuntai Shan, Jiaozuo city, Henan Province.
Tanpu Gorge. Again Yuntai Shan Geopark. Henan province. Charming magic place. The paradise for photographers. Clean area, pure water, green carpet covering gorgeous mountains, all of those elements are combined into fantastic landscape. This journey appears as an opened door to fantasy world where very step means adventure. Unforgettable experience.
Qinglong Gorge. Qinglong Gorge is also located in the Yuntai Mountain Geopark. Qinglong means green dragon. This area represents geological formations after lithosphere plates colliding. Deep canyon with green vegetation and cristal clean water flows. It looks so pure, so clean, that you start to feel connection with nature. This is the shelter, the shelter for who is looking way to get rid of urban dust.
Yuntai Shan Geopark. Red Rock Gorge. The Geopark area is huge and contains several unbelievably amazing locations. Red Rock Gorge is one if them. Just take a scenic spot bus from entrance gate and proceed until next stop, there will be the beginning of path leading to the Red Gorge. The canyons are so beautiful! This is adventure that makes illusion you were transferred to Jurassic period. Red cliffs and blue water together created unique place.