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Magnificent Danxia landforms in Wuzhishi Scenic Area

2016-October-12       Source: Newsgd.com

It is pleasant in four seasons with a subtropical monsoon climate and beautiful scenery that rivals that of Guilin. As an emerging tourist resort in Guangdong, it is definitely an excellent choice for a weekend getaway.

Wuzhishi Scenic Area possesses abundant and unique natural and human landscapes, including Danxia landforms. [Photo: Xinhua/Ling Zhi]

Wuzhishi (Five Finger Stone) refers to five peaks that resembles the five fingers of a palm—Baoding Stone (the thumb), Luohan Stone (the index finger), Tianzhu Stone (the middle finger), Xianglong Stone (the ring finger) and Baogai Stone (the little finger), and its highest peak stands over 460 meters above sea level.

The scenic area boasts five wonders (its stones, vines, crevices, trees and caves), eight attractions (Jianmen Pass, Shilin Temple, Clever Spring, Hunyuan Tower, Thin strip of sky, Angel Stone, Longwu Palace, Qingyun Road ), over 60 other scenic spots, over 1000 species higher plants of 200 genera from 70 families and over 30 species of wild animals.

It is pleasant in four seasons with a subtropical monsoon climate and beautiful scenery that rivals that of Guilin. As an emerging tourist resort in Guangdong, it is definitely an excellent choice for a weekend getaway.

Wuzhishi Scenic Area (五指石景区)

Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00

Location: Chagan Town, Pingyuan County, Meizhou City, Guangdong (广东省梅州市平远县差干镇)

Admission: RMB 80 per ticket for adults; Free for children under 1.2 meters; RMB 40 for children between 1.2 meters and 1.5 meters; Free for the elderly aged 70 or above

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Editor: Monica Liu

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