Mufu Mountain

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The Mufu Mountains are a sub-range of the Luoxiao Mountains stretching roughly southwest-northeast for about 200 km from Pingjiang County, in Hunan, to Jiujiang County in Jiangxi. It covers 6,468 hectares with it highest peak reaching 1,606 meters.

Known as a "gene bank" for flora and fauna its forest coverage rate is nearly 94%. It has the largest Taiwan Red Pine[pinustaiwanensis] area, more than 1,100 hectares, south of the Yangtze. It is home to one class I national protected animal, the clouded leopard (Neofelisnebulosa), and 22 species of class II national protected animals including, among others, as the flat-chested tortoise, the tiger frog, the macaques, the pangolin, the jackals otter, and the big civet. 

Anciently, Mufu was a strategically important battlefield. Well-preserved stone inscriptions along the mountain roads provide a chance to learn about the stories of ancient China. In addition to its profound culture, Mufu Mountain Forest Park is famous for its spectacular scenery, sparkling waterfall, ancient temples, rare flora, blooming flowers, and vast mountain meadows. Its perfect ecological tourism resources resulted in its being approved as a national level park by the State Forestry Administration of PRC in 2005.

Updated on July 5, 2019:

Mufu Mountain National Forest Park reopened after two-month overhaul on July 4, 2019.  

Address: Mufu Mountain National Forest Park, Nanjiang Town, Pingjiang County, Yueyang City

Admission fee: 85 CNY/Adult (for reference)

Open hours: 9:00-17:00

There are four options to get there by bus:

1. Take a bus to Pingjiang at Yueyang Bus Station (the fare is around 35 CNY), then take a bus from Pingjiang to Nanjiang at the Old Pingjiang Bus Station;

2. Take a special bus line from Yueyang city proper to Nanjiang Town, then take a minibus to Mufu Mountain; or,

3. Take a chartered bus to Mufu Mountain.

4. It may take you 5 hours to Mufu Mountain. Take a high-speed train at the Changsha South Railway Station to Yueyang East Station; take a coach at the Yueyang Bus Station to Pingjiang; then take a bus at Pingjiang Bus Station to Nanjiang Town; and take a minibus to Mufu Mountain.

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Updated on July 17, 2019:

An international friend climbs up an artificial rock wall.

Jungle Adventure Park, located atop Pingjiang¡¯s Mufu Mountain, officially opened to the public on July 14.

The idea of the park is French. The investment is 100 million CNY. It has outdoor expedition experiences that involves height, speed, strength and stamina in a series of jungle adventures, sporting events, entertainment, and challenges. Ten themed events with distinctive characteristics have been developed to meet the needs of age groups over 3 years old.

Travel tips:

The ten themed events include speedy ride; 1,435-meter zipline; jungle roller coaster; high-altitude jump; tree tops rope courses; swinging bridges; double-layer web-like nets; slingshot bungee; dry slide; and Hobbit Village.

Ticket price for ten events: 999 CNY/per person

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