Shaoguan is one of the coolest cities in Guangdong. The average temperature is about 28 to 29 degrees Celsius in summer. With beautiful mountains and clear waters, it has many breathtaking sceneries and today we will recommend to you the Ruyuan Grand Canyon, which is great for summer hiking.
Ruyuan Grand Canyon, voted by foreigners as one of the top 10 tourist destinations in Guangdong province, is a beautiful natural landmark located in Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County in Shaoguan. The canyon is more than 300 meters deep, 15 kilometers long.
One of the best attractiveness of the Ruyuan Grand Canyon is the numerous waterfalls. The most imposing one is Tenglong Great Fall (“腾龙大瀑布” in Chinese). The waterfall is formed when the streams gathered on the top of the canyon and then poured down along the ladder-like cliffs, which produces a 200-meter drop and a sound seeming to shake the whole valley.
For those who enjoy physical challenges, the Ladder( “Tong Tian Ti” in pinyin and “通天梯” in Chinese) is the must try. It is a 1,386-step staircase from the bottom to the top of the canyon, without any turning and any platform. Undoubtedly, ascending the Ladder can give the hikers impressive experience that they won’t forget.