Mt. Dinghu

Last updated by xiaoyanzi at 2014/4/28

Overview

There may be several mountains which can be found in all of China but the Mt. Dinghu, which is in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, is one of the most impressive of all. This truly is one of the most captivating sights in the country. It is so beautiful that people from various parts of the globe dedicate time and effort to be able to spend time in this tranquil place.

The main reason why the Mt. Dinghu is much admired is because it combines all the best that nature can offer. The mountain, on its own, has several peaks. That is why, if it is seen from a distant, it is quite interesting to witness the gently cascading slopes, creating a graceful interconnection with the other peaks.

The great thing about Mt. Dinghu is that people do not have to go too far just to be able to reach this paradise. From the heart of the Zhaoqing City, this site can be found just 18 kilometers towards the east. Among the mountains in the southern part of China, this is considered as one of the famous four which includes Danxia, Xiqiao and Luofu.

Because of the outstanding beauty of the Mt. Dinghu, this is considered as one of the first UNESCO Man and Natural Biosphere. This was made official in 1979

Things To Do

There are several spots to explore within the area of Mt. Dinghu. For people who want to have a different and unforgettable experience, this really is the place to go to. There are mountain slopes, rivers, falls, gorges and a whole lot of beautiful sights to see.

For tourists, they also have the option to spend the day walking on trails. Since the Mt. Dinghu is frequented by many visitors all year round, there have been trains which are dedicated for those who want some exploration. There are locals who also offer their services as tour guides so that guests could easily find their way through the forest.

Walking around the Mt. Dinghu is very exciting. Tourists would walk in between towering trees of different kinds. Of course, there are also various types of plants and flowers which can be seen growing around.

Aside from satisfying the hearts of tourists, the Mt. Dinghu also serves as an area of preservation for the plants, especially the rare ones. All in all, there are 500 species of plants which are found within the area. Of this number, 23 of which are considered as rare and endangered. That is why, the government is also exerting effort to be able to preserve them properly.

For people who are walking around the trails, they would also see different types of birds which have found habitat among the trees. There are 178 species of birds within Mt. Dinghu. Aside from that, there are also 38 animal species. Since 15 of which are considered endangered, the government also placed them under protection.

There are also bodies of water which can be found within the area. There is the Flying Waterfalls of the Dragon Pond, among others. In the lake, people can also rent for boats which will take them on a ride. That way, they could enjoy the scenic view even more while the gentle waves rock them gently. Among the other attractions within Mt. Dinghu include the Hundred Buddha Cave, Dinghu-Tianhu Scenic Area, Water Curtain Cave and others. With all the beautiful spots which are found only within the area of Mt. Dinghu, there is no doubt that this is the perfect escape.

 

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

Dinghu District, Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province

How to Get There?

 Take buses from Guangzhou to Zhaoqing at Guangzhou Bus Station; From the main streets of the city, take bus no. 15.

Ticket Price:

4 CNY

Opening Hours:

7:00 am to 6:00 pm

More Tips:

Summer months is the best time to go to Mt. Dinghu. The sun is not too hot because its rays are blocked by trees and mountain peaks, the weather is friendly and there is a cool breeze within the area.


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