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aoyuan Cave National Nature Reserve

Last updated by chinatravel at 2015/11/10

Taoyuan Cave Nature Reserve covers an area of 32,786 hectares, where exists the highest mountain in Hunan province—Ling Mountain, whose altitude is 2115.5 m and the biggest waterfall, whose fall reaches 175 m. through the examination of expert, it is the only virgin forest in Hunan province, whose area reaches 110,000 mu. Pearl Curtain Fall zone lies in here, where the negative oxygen ion is the most in the whole Asia and 98% of the area covers with forest. The population density is very low here, as low as 6.4 men per km2. And here still preserves Hakka Culture which is embodied by the architect styles.

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You can take the 7:20 a.m. train from Changsha to Chaling City (ticket price is ¥ 20 yuan / person) and it will take you 5 hours to get to Chaling City, then take a bus to Yanling county, where there is only a bus to the reserve at 14:00 p.m.. If you miss the bus, you will have to hire a bus to there (the price is 150 per bus, the distance is 50 km.). Due to the fact that there are only two buses directly to Chaling, you have to stay at the county seat, otherwise you can hire a bus to Taoyuan Cave.

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