The most beautiful autumn colors hidden in Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- As autumn sets in, 5,000 mu of cedar trees at Shanwangping are poised to flourish, so are you ready for a trip to Shanwangping?
Wonderful cedar forest in both autumn and summer
Walking in the forest for fresh air
In late autumn, the most famous road at Shanwangping serves as a dividing line, dividing the forests on either side into an autumn forest and a summer forest. It is interesting how one forest still looks green and lush, while the other one is turning red and falling off.
Every breath of air in Shanwangping forest is filled with the scent of earth and cedar leaves and negative oxygen ions. You can walk and chat with your family and friends along the way, covering everything in the world, which is so pleasant. You can pick up a few more beautifully shaped red leaves and take them home with you, as if you can take the beauty of being here with you.
The meandering road and the towering cedar trees lining it are perfect for photos. The foggy, rainy weather bakes the place into the feel of a misty forest, and it is the perfect time to take a back shot, just like the movie Twilight. Only if you have seen the autumn at Shanwangping with your own eyes will you think it is really worth a visit.
The reed marshes hidden deep in the forests
Perfect for photos!
There is another secret spot in Shanwangping, where there is a massive field of reed marshes hidden deep in the woods, and if one is not looking for it in particular, one might not find it even after strolling through the entire park.
The reed marshes are golden in the autumn. When wind blows, reed marshes swing and sway with it, and the ears shake lightly. At this moment one just wants to be still and enjoy the sound the wind brings.
Because it is not an easy place to find and few people go there, you will only get a greater sense of surprise when you find it.
If you find the place, it is the “little surprise” you get when you visit Shanwangping.
A petrified forest with karst landscape
Having “a battle between warriors” in the forest
Shanwangping is said to be the first karst ecological park in China. After entering the park and following the road, you will eventually reach a petrified forest with karst landscape. Each one stone looks odd on its own, but when they come together, it is a unique landscape.
Walking through the strange and bizarre petrified forest, I unconsciously imagine that I am a worrier, and the petrified forest seems to be full of dangers .At any time another worrier may burst out to compete with me in martial arts.
At the end of the hike to the park, you will find a viewing platform in the petrified forest that overlooks the park. After a long walk, you can eventually see a pleasant view and it seems that all the fatigue can be forgotten.
If you just want to take pictures, then once you are in the scenic area, it is recommended to visit the cedar forest, because it is so good-looking that you can really produce a lot of good pictures there.
If you are looking to relax and meditate, it is advisable to hike to the end of the trail and take the tour bus down. And there are other attractions along the way that you can take your time to explore if you are interested. Remember to bring some snacks before you leave home, of course, as it is still a long walk while enjoying the view.
Name: Shanwangping Karst Ecological Park
Self-driving route: Downtown of Chongqing – Inner Ring Highway – Baotou-Maoming Expressway – Yinchuan-Baise Expressway – Yu Road – 010 Country Highway – Shanwangping Scenic Area (About 2-hour drive)
Public transportation: Chongqingbei Long Distance Bus Station (Motor) – Nanchuan Station (Motor) - Shanwangping Karst Ecological Park
Opening hours: 08:00 - 18:00 (admission closed from 16:00)
Best time to view: end of October - end of November
Tip: The temperature in the park is low, so remember to wear more clothes when traveling to avoid catching cold. (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)