Mount Fanjingshan: A Walk Above The Clouds
The 28 locations chosen for National Geographic's "Best Trips in 2019" list come from all across the world. The sole Chinese tourist destination on the list is Mount Fanjingshan in Guizhou Province, southwest China. This tour schedule could be useful to you as you prepare to travel to this unknown country. Southwest China's Wuling mountain range is topped by Mount Fanjingshan, whose highest peak rises 2,572 meters above sea level. It rewards hikers with strange rock formations and above-the-clouds views of China's Wuling mountain range after soaring up with more than 8,000 steps, according to National Geographic. Mount Fanjingshan is unquestionably the spot to go if you've always wanted to take a skywalk above the clouds.
The name "Fanjing" is an acronym for Fantian Jingtu, which in Chinese means "Brahma's clean country." Mount Fanjingshan, one of China's Five Sacred Buddhist Mountains, is a sacred Buddhist location with several temples. Mount Fanjingshan was steadily raised from the ocean floor hundreds of millions of years ago by the might of the earth. Here, breathtaking landscapes from 1 to 1.4 billion years ago, including towering cliffs, deep valleys, and waterfalls, have been carefully preserved.
Mount Fanjinshan, known as "the gene database" of China, is a treasure trove of plants and wildlife, home to over 2,000 varieties of plants and hundreds of endangered animals. As China's 53rd UNESCO World Heritage site, it was formally added to the organization's list of Natural Heritage on July 2, 2018. To get to the Mushroom Stone, which is rather near to the summit of Mount Fanjingshan, you can either opt to walk the 8,000 steps or use a cable car.
To get to the Mushroom Stone, which is rather near to the summit of Mount Fanjingshan, you can either opt to walk the 8,000 steps or use a cable car. It takes around four hours to hike to the summit, and you can take breaks at the grocery stores along the way where there are snacks and drinks available. Although trekking up can be exhausting, it provides a sense of accomplishment and close contact with nature. You can get a bird's-eye view of the lush jungles on the mountain during a 30-minute cable car journey. For the cable car, a one-way ticket costs 90 yuan (13 dollars), and a round-trip ticket costs 160 yuan (23.30 U.S. dollars).
In Tongren City, Guizhou Province, shuttle buses run to Mount Fanjingshan from the Tongren South Railway Station and Tongren Fenghuang Airport. At 10:50 a.m., the bus leaves Tongren South Railway Station. and the timing of the airport departure is determined by the airline itinerary. Since the weather on the mountain is erratic, pack some warm clothing and a raincoat.