Top 7 natural scenic spots in China


Top 7 natural scenic spots in China

NO.1 Qomolangma

Qomolangma peak is the dominant peak of Himalayas. It is the highest mountain peak in the world with a height of 8844.43 meters, located in the border of Tingri County of Tibet and Nepal. The northern park of Qomolangma peak is in Tingri County of China (the Qomolangma camp is on the Zhaxizong of Tingri County of west, and the Qudang of east). the south part is in Nepal. It is the natural preservation area of China, and the center of Nepal National Park.
The top part of the mountain is covered with snow all the year round with the lowest temperature below minus 40-30 degree centigrade. Below 4100 meters, the area of Mountain Everest has been built as one of the national natural reserves, wherein live thousands of kinds of plants, hundreds of varieties of wild animals and dense virgin forests. Many of these are precious and rare, like the first-class protected animal ounces and the valuable timber sandals, etc.  The weather is quite changeable even during one day in the area of Mt. Everest and its vicinity. Therefore, the months of Sep. Oct  are the best time for mountaineering within some nice days.
Mount Qomolangma

Mount Qomolangma

NO.2 Changbai Mountain

Changbai Mountain is one of the famous mountains in China. Situated in Jilin Province, it is the largest wild Siberian tiger settlement zone in China. It boasts various creatures, making it a best preserved ecosystem  and natural preservation area. It is estimated that more than 1800 types of higher plants, 50 types of animals, 280 types of birds, 50 types of fishes and 1000 types of insects exist here.
Tianchi (Heavenly Lake) is on the dominant peak of Changbai Mountain, with an altitude of 2189.1 meters, and the average temperature is 7.3°C. The lake is the largest alpine lake in China, and it is the source of the Songhua, Tumen and Yalu Rivers. Changbai waterfall is the highest volcanic waterfall in the world. It connects Tianchi on top and the northern slope of Changbai Mountain on the bottom. It is the source of Songhua River.
Changbai Mountain

Changbai Mountain

NO.3 Huangguoshu Waterfall

Huangguoshu Waterfall, a milky way in miniature, is the largest waterfall in Asia. 77.8 meters (243 feet) high, 101 meters (266 feet) wide, and the main waterfall is 67 meters high, it is a scenic marvel in Zhenning County Anshun of Guizhou Province. It is recorded as the largest waterfall cluster in the world by Genus World Record.
The formation of Huangguoshu Waterfall can be traced back to 200,000,000 years, where the carbonate rocks were thick. And it is about 50,000 years of history for Huangguoshu Waterfall. Due to the low altitude, Huangguoshu Waterfall never freeze with an average temperature of 14 degree centigrade. The temperature here is pleasant all year around, making it a good place to go in summer. Huangguoshu waterfall is the core of Huangguoshu Scenic area, covering an area of 8.5 squre kilometers. The main scenic spots are Penjing Garden, water curtain cave, Rhinoceros Pool and Horseshoe Pool.
Huangguoshu Falls

Huangguoshu Falls

NO.4 Maolan Karst Forest Natural Prevention Zone

Maolan Karst Forest Natural Prevention Zone is located on the south of Libo county in Guizhou. It is the remaining forest with mid-subtropical karst original nature in China even in the world. The total area is about 130 square kilometers, with 91.59% forest coverage.
There are more than 500 species of arbor, ginkgo, tulip tree and other precious tree species. Also, there are precious wild animals like forest musk deer, macaque, musk, South China tigers, buff, bear, leopard and other ancient precious wild animals. Within the preservation zone, there are Xiangshuihe waterfall, seven holes, karst cave cluster, mandarin lake, and Yao style show.
Maolan Karst Forest Nature Reserve

Maolan Karst Forest Nature Reserve

NO.5 Loess Plateau

Loess Plateau, located on the central north of China, is one of the four major plateaus in China. It is the origin place of Chinese civilization, and the largest loess area, covering an area of 640,000 square kilometers, stretching to Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Henan provinces, and consisted by Shanxi Plateau, Shaanxi-Gansu-Shanxi Plateau, Longzhong Plateau and Hetao Plain.
Loess Plateau is one of the most serious environment areas with heavy water and soil erosion. The terrain slopes from northwest to southeast. Besides rocky mountains, most area is covered with loess. Due to the long-time water erosion, the land becomes fragment with valleys. The scenery here is special with hills, mountains, plains and valleys, surrounding by mountains.
Loess plateau

Loess plateau

NO.6  Takla Makan Desert

In Uigur language, Takla Makan means ‘you can get into it but can never get out’ and the desert has another name ‘the Sea of Death‘. Takla Makan Desert is China’s largest desert, situated in the middle of the largest Basin, Tarim in Xinjiang Province, second to Sahara Desert in Africa. This is reputed to be the world’s second largest shifting-sand desert
Located in the Center of Tarim Basin, the length is about 1000 km from east to west and the width is about 400km from south to north with a total area of 330,000 square kilometers.  The annual water fall is no more than 100 mm on average, and the lowest may reach 4-5 mm. The evaporation rate reaches 2500 to 3400 mm on average.  Because of the wind, the sand dunes are always moving forward and statistics suggests that each year they move about 150 meters (about 164 yards), which seriously threatens the existence of oasis and the survival of the local populace.  There are a few plants in the desert with strong roots. Also there are aestivation animals.
Taklamakan Desert

Taklamakan Desert

NO.7 Zhoushan Archipelago

Known as the top one archipelago in China, Zhoushan Archipelago is formed 10,000 to 8,000 years ago due to the rise in sea level and the sunken of mountains. Situated on the northeast of Zhejiang Probince, there are 1390 islands along the 270 km coastline. The main islands are Zhoushan island, Qushan island, Liuheng island, Daishan island, Zhujiajian island, Jintang island, Shulanghu island and Lujiachi island.
Zhoushan islands

Zhoushan islands