Spots to Chill out the Summer in Yueyang

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Get bored from this daily routine and want to escape from this scorching heat? Yueyang¡¯s lush mountains, dense forest, and breathtaking waterfalls will provide you with an incredible travel experience. Check out the spots in Yueyang to chill out and keep cool this summer.

Longjiao Mountain

Features: deep valleys; mist-shrouded peaks; lakes; waterfalls; ancient villages; thousand-year-old ginkgo trees; bamboo forests; ancient tea-horse roads; Yao culture birthplace; 98% forest coverage rate; rich traditional Chinese herbs; and, dense negative oxygen
Location: Linxiang City, Yueyang City
Honors: Hunan Provincial 4A-level Scenic Area, Hunan Provincial Eco-functional Protected Area, Hunan Provincial Wildlife Reserve, One of Hunan¡¯s Eight Summer Resorts in 2019
Opening hours: 8:00-18:00
Ticket price: free
Service hotline: 0730-3984001

Shiniuzhai National Geopark

Situated at Pingjiang County, Yueyang, Hunan, the Shiniuzhai National Geopark is the biggest among all the newly-discovered Danxia landform in China. The Danxia landform refers to various landscapes found in southeast and southwest China that ¡°consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs¡±. It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-colored sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. Shiniuzhai scenic area lies at the cross of Hunan, Sichuan and Jiangxi Province, which is 65 kilometers away from Changsha.

Location: Daping Township, Pingjiang County
Honors: National 4a-Level Scenic Area; National Geopark
Opening hours: 8:00-17:00
Ticket price ranging from 138 yuan/person to 236 yuan/person 
Service hotline: 4000-0731-77

Junshan Island

Junshan Scenic Area, the largest island in Dongting Lake, is also called the "Love Island". It is made up of 72 peaks, covering a total area of 960 square meters. Junshan is the 11th blessing land under heaven and has been listed as the national AAAAA scenic area. The main tourist attractions on the island include Liu Yi's Well, Tombs of the Two Empresses, Mottled Bamboo, Dragon's Saliva Well, and Xiangfei Temple.

Location: Yueyanglou District
Honor: National 5A-level Scenic Area
Opening hours: 8:00-18:00
Ticket price: 78 yuan/person
Service hotlines: 0730-8258816/0730-8203313

Yueyang Tower

Standing on the bank of Dongting Lake in the northwest of Yueyang City, Yueyang Tower, along with the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan and the Prince Teng's Pavilion in Nanchang, is one of the three great towers in south of the Yangtze River. The Yueyang Tower is unique in architecture. Its three-storey main building is 21.35 meters high, with four huge nanmu pillars supporting the upturned roof ridges. One of its unique features is that its roof looks just like a general's helmet.

Location: Yueyanglou District
Honor: National 5A-level Scenic Area
Opening hours: 7:00-18:30
Ticket price: 70 yuan/person
Service hotlines: 0730-8311676/0730-8315588

Mufu Mountain

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, in the 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 the flat-chested tortoise, the tiger frog, the macaques, the pangolin, the jackals otter, and the big civet.

Location: Nanjiang Town, Pingjiang County
Honor: National 4A-level Scenic Area
Opening hours: 8:00-17:00
Ticket price: 85 yuan/person
Service hotline: 0730-8393389

Tuolong Gorge

With Xujiadong Dam and Reservoir, Tuolong Gorge, and the main peak of Lianyun Mountain as the support, taking the projects of aquatic recreation on Longhu Lake (reservoir lake), and rafting adventures at Tuolong Gorge (Xujiaxi Gorge) as the core, Tuolong Gorge Ecological Tourism Scenic Area has built itself into a national influential 3A comprehensive scenic area that integrates whitewater rafting adventures, bungee jumping, climbing, recreation, entertainment, and outdoor sports.

Location: Pingjiang County
Honor: National 3A-level Scenic Area
Opening hours: 9:00-18:00
Ticket price: 238 yuan/person (Monday-Friday); 258 yuan/person (Saturday-Sunday)
Service hotline: 0730-6620999