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Top 10 Must-Visit Mountains in China

The ancients said: "Benevolent people enjoy mountains. The mountain and river scenery is not only a unique geological landscape in China, but also a popular tourist attraction. Imagine climbing up the winding and picturesque stone steps all the way, breathing in fresh air while constantly searching for natural wildness in the changing scenery, chatting and joking with family and friends along the way, and finally climbing the mountain to admire the whole city scenery from a high point. You can also enjoy the rare and charming experience of picnicking and playing in the mountain breeze!

In the process, you can also exercise your cardiovascular function and improve your physical fitness, which is truly a beautiful thing! There are many beautiful mountains and rivers in the vast country of China. Today, we will introduce some very rewarding mountain views to everyone, hoping that everyone will have the opportunity to visit the local area and climb these beautiful mountains and rivers in the future!





1, Mount Siguniang

Mount Siguniang is located in Sichuan Province, China, and is a national key scenic area. It is located in the transitional area between the first and second level in China, and it is this geographical location that has created its unpredictable geological landscape, as well as its diverse mountain and river landscapes.

River valleys, high mountains, extremely high mountains, meadows, bushes, coniferous forests and various terrains and vegetation at different altitudes provide us with a unique atmosphere for our travels! In addition to the mountain scenery, it is also adjacent to the Wolong National Nature Reserve in China, so you can enjoy both scenic spots together and also appreciate China's rich animal resources from Mount Siguniang.


It is worth noting that the altitude of its main peak exceeds six kilometres. If you are going on a trip, remember to bring essential items such as oxygen bottles to prevent altitude sickness.

In addition, its geographical location is relatively far from Chengdu and transport is not very convenient. If friends are interested in this place, it is better to go by car, otherwise they need to be mentally prepared for the trip!




2、Tai Lao Mountain

Mount Tailao is located in Fujian Province, China. The word "Lao" is not pronounced as "old" but as "mother". It is named after the legend of the old mother in ancient times.

The scenic area has a unique granite landform, and the peak forest vegetation miraculously grows on this originally barren land, perfectly blending with the features of crystal caves and other landforms to form a marvellous sight!

At the same time, due to the unique geographical location of Fujian Province and itself, Tai Lao Mountain is adjacent to the sea, truly achieving the integration of mountains and rivers. On the way to the mountain, you can not only appreciate the realm of "benevolent people enjoying the mountain", but also taste the "wise people enjoying the water" together.

The ocean brings water vapour, which not only nourishes the vegetation on the mountains, but also causes clouds and mist to surround the mountainside all year round, creating an ethereal and beautiful atmosphere. This is why some people call it the "Fairy City of the Sea"! If you have the chance, friends must go and appreciate such wonders!





3, Tianzhu Mountain

Tianzhu Mountain is located in Anhui Province, China. As its name suggests, just by looking at it, one can imagine its towering posture. In fact, its name is exactly the same.

From ancient times to the present, countless talents, scholars and returning travellers have passed by this place, leaving behind a sigh of admiration for its towering and soaring posture. And its other name, "Wanshan", is also the origin of the abbreviation of Anhui Province, "Anhui", indicating that its cultural status is transcendent!

It is no exaggeration to say that the stunning and breathtaking scenery of Tianzhu Mountain will leave a deep impression on all visitors who come here. While climbing the mountain, you can see layers of rock waterfalls, towering rocks, and intertwined pines and cypresses everywhere, experiencing endless wild fun!

At each peak you can discuss with your friends whether it looks like a big drum or a chrysanthemum. Then compare the name of the peak with the guide's explanation to see if you have a "spiritual link" with the ancients? I think conquering this peculiar mountain should be the wish of all mountaineering enthusiasts!





4、Mingyue Mountain

Mingyue Mountain is located in Jiangxi Province, and the scenic area is composed of twelve peaks. In contrast to its beautiful name, images related to the moon can be seen everywhere in the scenic area, such as the arrangement of the peaks resembling a crescent moon, the moon spring on the mountain, and the moon bay under the mountain.

There are countless beautiful legends associated with the moon, no wonder it has such a name! Perhaps it is because of the ubiquitous 'bright moon' that it has become one of the birthplaces of Zen Buddhism.


In addition to its ever-changing mountain scenery like other famous mountains and rivers, Mingyue Mountain is most famous for its hot spring resources. The hot springs here are not only numerous, but also rich in selenium elements, which the human body needs.

So every year, many tourists come here to climb mountains, see the scenery and then soak in hot springs, combining travel leisure with health and wellness. It's really amazing!





5, Sanqing Mountain

Sanqing Mountain is also located in Jiangxi Province. Perhaps the hilly terrain has created a large number of famous mountains in Jiangxi, but the scenery of Sanqing Mountain and Mingyue Mountain is quite different.

Located in Shangrao, which borders Anhui Province, the mountain scenery here is more like Huangshan Mountain and Tianzhu Mountain. It has a unique scene of jagged rocks, pines and cypresses facing the wind, but it is more beautiful than these two famous mountains in Anhui Province, with rich vegetation and clouds, so it is known as "Fairy Mountain".

Its religious significance is also quite different from that of Mingyue Mountain. Mingyue Mountain has a long history of Buddhism and Zen Buddhism, while Sanqing Mountain is named because its three peaks look like the three immortals of Taoism.

Taoist culture has also deeply influenced the cultural landscape of the mountains, and elements such as bagua diagrams and Taoist temples can be seen while climbing.





6、Laojun Mountain

Next, we will continue to introduce a famous mountain related to Taoism - Laojun Mountain. It is located in Henan Province, China. Legend has it that Laozi once practised here, so it is considered to be one of the origins of Taoism in China.

The buildings in the scenic area have undergone continuous development and improvement from the Northern Wei Dynasty through the Ming and Qing Dynasties to the present day. Among them, the South Heavenly Gate is magnificent and legendary!

There are also unique scenic spots such as Jinding Taoist Temple Group, Zhaigou, Tianlu and Ten Mile Painted Screen, all of which are magnificent and distinctive.

At the same time, the scenic area is divided into a relatively gentle northern slope and a steep southern slope. If interested, friends can choose a more suitable route according to their preferences and physical conditions, and fully enjoy this journey in search of immortals!





7, Wugong Mountain

Having introduced the famous mountains of both Buddhist and Taoist cultures, is there a famous mountain that has been chosen as a blessed land by both? The answer is yes, it is Wugong Mountain in Jiangxi Province.

Wugong Mountain has a towering terrain with temperatures even lower than famous summer resorts such as Mount Lu, making it perfect for summer travel. At the same time, the original forest landscape, rich plant resources and various waterfalls, streams and lakes within the scenic area can provide visitors with an excellent viewing experience.

Wugong Mountain is connected to the aforementioned Mingyue Mountain, which spans several cities such as Yichun and Pingxiang. Its most famous peak is undoubtedly Jinding.

Every year, countless tourists go camping on the peak just to enjoy the breathtaking sight of the golden light emanating from the sunrise enveloping the sea of clouds at dawn the next day!



It should be noted, however, that such scenes are not common. Firstly, the formation of a sea of clouds requires sufficient water vapour over the next few days, but not so thick that it causes rain or blocks out the sunlight.

So often there are tourists who go there a couple of times, but they all return regretfully! I don't know if you'll be lucky enough to see it?





8、Sheep Lion Screen

While we are talking about Wugong Mountain, we must mention its sister mountain - Yangshimu. Many friends may not have heard of this name, but the scenery of Yangshimu is no less than that of Wugong Mountain. Every rock, water, plant and tree is unique and beautiful.

This is where its somewhat strange name comes from. When playing in the mountains and forests, the clouds and fog in the mountains are blown by the wind, and their posture changes endlessly. Sometimes it looks like a sheep eating grass, sometimes like a roaring lion. Tourists not only fantasise about a lion chasing a sheep, but also use it as a name. In ancient times, the poet Yang Wanli had visited this place and left behind highly acclaimed poems, so some people called him "Yang Simu".





9, Yuntai Mountain

Yuntai Mountain is located in Henan Province, China, and belongs to the Taihang Mountains. Compared with the mountains and rivers mentioned above, the altitude of Yuntai Mountain is not very high, only 1300 metres. However, its terrain is extremely rich, with not only towering isolated peaks, but also cliffs, shouldered steps and valleys.

Moreover, due to the influence of the monsoon climate, its hydrological characteristics constantly change with the seasons, which also leads to its rich and varied vegetation. Therefore, if you come to Yuntai Mountain in different seasons, you can enjoy unique scenery, which is very suitable for multiple visits.







10, Mangshan

The last mountain I would like to introduce to you is Mangshan, located in Hunan Province, China. Unlike Yuntai Mountain, it is not affected by climate and terrain, resulting in cross-regional vegetation characteristics.

But it takes the endless primeval forest as its biggest characteristic landscape, with countless ancient plants, which is an important green treasure in China.

In addition to the enjoyment of mountains and rivers, the scenic area also has many special products worth trying, such as black dolphin, bitter bamboo shoots, mushrooms and cloud and fog tea, which can make visitors' mouths water.

Mangshan is also adjacent to Yao Town. After experiencing the natural landscape, you can continue to explore the cultural landscape with ethnic characteristics and experience the unique local customs and traditions.

At the same time, the scenic area has also thoughtfully built many barrier-free facilities to ensure the playing experience of all tourists as much as possible, with great care!

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