Shennong Peak Attractions
It is also named Badong Ya, which is located in the western part of main Shennongjia peak. The highest point, about 2950 meters in altitude, is named as the first peak of Shengnongjia
The scene here is famous for her queer peaks and elegant valleys. Standing at the narrow mountain pass and looking around, you could enjoy the winding mountains and a wonderful and mighty panorama.
Tips: Firstly visit the Swallow Ya and the Swallow hole, then go thgough from Red Level Ground Gallery to the Scenery Ya, and will not miss the scenes here.
Partition rock, about 5 kilometers east of sightseeing tower, is well-known as a place of stone forest and a place where the so called ‘uncivilized man’ appears. The bamboo arrow forest covering the whole partition rock is a natural barrier. It is said that the uncivilized men often appear in the area. The traces of them, such as hair, dejecta and bamboo nest are often discovered here. According to the scientific study, the ceil structure of hair is superior to primate animals.
In the bamboo arrow forest, all kinds of strange rocks with different shapes are found. The most attractive one is a huge stone on the North Slope, which looks like son and mother embracing together and also like the lovers whispering to each other. Painters and photographers often stay here for several hours to do their creation.
There are intense forests in partition rock.Visitors easily lose their way once not following the routine because of the strange rocks and blurred paths. Please be careful.
The available drift distance in Six Gorges is 18.6 kilometers, during which there are more than fifty big or small shoals. The drift in Six Gorges is interesting because of the sharp cliff both sides, the verdant vegetation and the special local customs. A local saying is that the Three Small Gorges is more attractive than the Great Three Gorges and the Shennongjia is more attractive than the Three Small Gorges. It is reasonable.
Ticket: 120 Yuan for drift in Six Gorges.
Golden Monkey Ridge
Laojun Mountain, located in northeast of Shennongjia’s main peak, is named from a legend that the Most High (Tai Shang Lao Jun, a supernatural of chinese fame) often made pills of immortality here. Each winter, the peak is covered by ice and snow. The cloud winds through mountainside, like an immortal old man with leucotrichia sitting in the cloud. Firstly climb up to the top of mountain; look at the east and you will see thousands miles of open area that seems no boundary; to the west, the serial mountain peaks extends to Bashu (it was the shortened form of Sichuang Province and Chongqing City in ancient times); to the south, the billowing Yantze River is like a swimming silver snake; to the north, boundless forest seems to be extending to the sky. So, there is a saying that the perilous cliff with thousands of meters pronate at Bule Ocean. It is obvious that the area is perilous, majestic, marvelous and mysterious.
Sightseeing Tower, about 40 meters in height, located on the Wangnong Pavilion. It is the correspondingly facility for guarding against fire in forest and controlling plant diseases and insect pests. It was founded on October 1, 1985. The hair, trace, nest and dejecta of ‘uncivilized man’ are often discovered. The trace is 24.5 cm and footstep is 2.68 meters.