Summer getaways in Guangdong
2012-June-18 Source: Szdaily web edition
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Danxia Mountain, Shaoguan

The Jinhe River that runs through Danxia Mountain in Shaoguan.

Also called Chinese Redstone Park, Danxia Mountain in Shaoguan is a world-famous geological park. China has the world’s largest amount of danxia, or redstone geomorphology, the majority of which is found on the mountain.

The mountain consists of many scenic spots, including Zhanglao Peak, Yangyuan Hill, Xianglong Lake and the Jinhe River. There is also a grotto temple that was built during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Biezhuan Temple is one of the 100 most notable temples in Guangdong.

A boat trip on the Jinhe River will enable you to enjoy views which cannot be seen while hiking on the mountain, such as Golden Worship Turtle, Guanyin, Six-finger Ghost and Stone Woman. If you come to the mountain, do not waste the opportunity to take the boat trip.

From Yangyuan Port to Danxia Power Station, there are dozens of scenic spots such as Yangyuan Hill, Stone Elephants and Red Cliff along the river. Taking the 8-kilometer trip is like gazing at a series of landscape paintings.

Each spot is full of history and mythology.

There are about 20 luxury yachts by the river and 600 visitors can travel along the river at the same time.

Transportation: Take a train from Shenzhen Railway Station to Shaoguan City, or buses that depart for Shaoguan from most city bus stations, then take a bus to the mountain.

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