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The Best of China's Natural Beauty (Part II)

The Best of China's Natural Beauty (Part II) 
By Nikita Jaeger


Watching the unparalleled natural beauty of China is an enticing experience. China is a country famous for its cultural uniqueness and festivals. We can find exotic travel references about China, dating back to 700 years, even written by adventurer Marco Polo. The mysterious and striking natural beauty of China has been continued to remain intact despite the rapid economic growth.


Though mostly known for The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, The Imperial Palace or the Terracotta Army, China has a lot more to offer when it comes to natural beauty. Here are some of the best natural wonders of China.


Mount Wuyi


TP 201910 CHINA 02A mountain with "Nine Bend River"


Located between Fujian and Jiangxi province, Mount Wuyi is famous for nine bend river. A river stream that changes its course nine times throughout its journey of 62.8km. Renowned as a natural landscape garden and a summer resort in China, this mountain offers scenic views than several other natural rivers and gorges.


Mount Wuyi offers a breath-taking view of its scenery along with adventurous activities like bamboo rafting. The place is famous among the visitors for 鈥楧ahongpao Tea.'


How to reach
To visit Mount Wuyi, you need to reach Wuyishan city, from there, you will find bus and train options to visit Mount Wuyi.

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Echoing Sand Mountain


TP 201910 CHINA 05Where sands can sing


Echoing sand mountain is one of the unique magical creations of nature. An exciting phenomenon takes place here in this mountain when the wind blows. While the wind blows, it produces a sound as if you are rolling down from the mountain slopes.


People resonate the natural phenomenon as 鈥榮inging sands.' Some people call it as 鈥榚choing mountain鈥. Whatever be the name, this is worth one-time visit to experience nature鈥檚 play.


How to reach
Echoing sand mountain is 5km from the city of Dunhuang, you can find many local travel options from Dunhuang to Echoing mountain.

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Detian Waterfall, Guangxi


TP 201910 CHINA 07The Twin Waterfall on China and Vietnam border


Located between the borders of China and Vietnam, Detian waterfall is also known as the world's second-largest transnational waterfall. The waterfall has 3 layers of fall, which all end up in a pool. The pool is 200 metres wide and 30 metres deep. Due to the depth and width of this pool, you can find many aquatic species here.


The waterfall changes its tone upon the progression of time. It offers a different outlook in noon than what you can see in the morning, and again by night, you will see entirely different scenery. During full moonlight, the waterfall may resemble like a silver curtain. June to November is the best time to visit the waterfall.


How to reach: Daily Bus services are available from Nanning Langdong to Detian waterfall. The service starts at 8 am and returns at 3 pm.

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Fenghuang, Hunan


TP 201910 CHINA 10A town with 300-years of history


Fenghuang in Hunan also called as the 鈥楶hoenix Ancient Town鈥 derives this name because of the present appearance, which is still kept intact even after 300 years. The town was built during the Qing Dynasty and remained intact despite the modernization and you can enjoy a serene and peaceful environment.


You will have an enticing experience for the whole year. The simplicity of natural beauty will rule your emotions. From wooden houses to stone roads, you can experience the ancient richness of the village. The designs of the houses are different from the rest of China, as it was built on stilts to protect it from the floods. No wonder if you confuse it with a traditional Chinese painting. The best season to visit Fenghuang is from July to September.


How to reach
Located in the south-west of Hunan province, tourist can reach Fenghuang from many nearby cities. The nearest town is Jishou City, which is 37 km from Fenghuang and can quickly reach in an hour's drive. You can also reach Fenghuang from Changsha, which is at 430km and from Zhangjiajie, which is 250km.

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The Majestic Huangguoshu Waterfall


TP 201910 CHINA 11Tallest waterfall in Asia


With a height of 255ft and a width of 331ft Huangguoshu waterfall located in the province of Anshun is the tallest waterfall in Asia. The entire area, including the waterfalls, is known as the Huangguoshu Waterfall National Park, which is the highest graded natural beauty area. The falling water produces a breath-taking view of foam, which goes up to 300m in the air.


The glam of the waterfall gets a spike during sunny days with the formation of a rainbow. Tourists get a rare opportunity to watch the waterfall from different angles. You can view from the top, bottom, and even from front and back because of a 440ft natural cave. The cave appears like a water curtain and naturally formed halfway behind the waterfall. Tourists can negotiate through the cave and have a close look at the waterfall and even touch it.


How to Reach: Huangguoshu waterfall is located at 45km from Anshun town and 128km from Guiyan, which is also the capital of Guizhou province. Tourists can reach it by train alighting at Anshun Railway Station and from there take a taxi or bus service. Alternatively, visitors can take bus service from Jinyang Bus Station, which will be a 2-hour journey.

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Zhouzhuang, Jiangsu


TP 201910 CHINA 13No. 1 Water Town in China


With a flavour of 1000 years' history, the city offers some of the best natural beauty locations in China. Zhouzhaung is not only the best water town in China, but also one of the top 10 places in China known for its natural beauty. Built during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasty, Zhouzhaung has about 14 stone bridges, which connect different parts of the town. The beauty of the bridges gets an exciting appeal, especially in the evening with sunset in the backdrop.


The water town is sprawling over half a square kilometre, and the majority of the structures what you can see are part of Ming and Qing Dynasties.


How to Reach
You can reach here from Suzhou city, which is approximately 30km away. Frequent bus services are available.

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Longtan Valley


TP 201910 CHINA 16The No. 1 Valley of Narrow Gorges in China


Covered with rosy clouds and splashing torrents, Longtan Valley in Henan has not only earned the badge of 鈥楾he No.1 Valley of Narrow Gorges in China鈥, but also it has acquired other titles too, including 鈥淣ational Geopark鈥, 鈥淪cenic Spot with Biggest Potential for Development in China鈥, 鈥淲orld Geopark鈥, etc.


Longtan Valley is strikingly abuzz with purple-red quartz sandstone and decorated with a kind of natural red rock. The Longtan Grand Canyon shows 1.2 billion years of sedimentations. These sedimentations, along with the erosion of water led to crustal displacements and is a reason for the formation of purple quartz sandstone. Due to this peculiar phenomenon, it is famous as the "natural Museum of Paleoceanography."


How to Reach
It is 60 kilometres far from Luoyang city, and there is excellent air, rail and road connectivity to Luoyang city from all major cities in China. You can find bus service from Luoyang Bus station.





The List can go on and on, the natural beauty in China has always caught the world鈥檚 attention since ages. These places are still intact with their original and unique touch and give the visitors a feeling of euphoria and a deep sense of calmness.

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