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About Shennongjia

Shennongjia (神农架) is located in northwestern Hubei Province. Legend has it that the Chinese civilization’s earliest ancestor, Emperor Yan, also known as Shennong (神农), once used ladders (“jia”) to collect medicinal herbs here. Hence its name of Shennongjia. Shennongjia is a forestry district encompassing several large scenic areas. Its dense forests, unchanged from primitive times, are teeming with plant and animal life. The area is a World Natural Heritage Site. Shennongjia is home to the Shennongjia Savage, one of the Four Unsolved Mysteries of the World and a source of great fascination to many.

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Shennong Peak Scenic Area
2,569 Reviews
Nature Reserve
Shennong Peak Scenic Area is the core scenic area of the Shennongjia Forestry District. The main attractions in the area include the Shennong Valley, Jinhou (“golden snub-nosed monkey”) Mountain, Yeren (Bigfoot-like “wild man”) Research Station, the alpine rock forest of Banbiyan, and Liaowang (“Lookout”) Tower. Many rare and precious wild animals and plants, including snub-nosed monkeys, live in the pristine alpine meadows, wetlands, and rock forests here. When you get to the top of Shennong Peak, you can enjoy a majestic panoramic view of the land stretching away from the mountain. If you’re lucky, you may even see the “cloud sea” effect.
Shenglongjia International Ecotourism Resort
536 Reviews
Shenglongjia was named after the Chinese ancestor Yan Emperor, whose family name was Shenlong. He built a wood ladder and tasted over one hundred types of herbs. Shenglongjia International Ecotourism Resort consists of five parks—Shenlong Peak Park, Guanmen Mountain Park, Tianyan Park, Dajiu Park and Laojun Mountain Park. Shenlong Peak Park has splendid mountains and typical geology; Guanmen Mountain Park features a unique geology museum and abundant canyon landforms; Tianyan Park has canyon and karst landforms; Dajiu Park features glacier landforms and mountain meadows; and Laojun Park has the landscape of a fault zone.
Xiang Xi Yuan
501 Reviews
Situated in Muyu Town, Shennongjia Prefecture, Xiang Xi Yuan is one of the branches of the Yangtze River. Legend has it that Wang Zhaojun, known as one of the Four Beauties in ancient China, once lived at the side of the creek. Xiang Xi Yuan got its name because Wang Zhaojun often washed her hands in the creek, leaving it full of aroma. It is also known as fragrant creek due to the fragrant thoroughwort flourishing at its source. The water in the Xiang Xi Yuan is pure, sweet and cool. It provides local people with their drinking water.
Laojun Mountain
62 Reviews
Laojun Mountain is located to the northeast of the main peak of Shennongjia. It is named after the legend that Lord Lao Zi often practiced alchemy here. Every winter, the top of the mountain is laden with ice and snow, with clouds and fogs circling around the middle of mountains, giving people the impression that the white-haired and snow- bearded Lord Lao Zi is just sitting upright there. Laojun Mountain is rich in natural resources, where rare trees and herbs can be seen everywhere. Fantastic animals are plenty too, such as golden monkeys and macaques.

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Shennongding Scenic Area is a national-level nature reserve with a total area of about 883.6 square kilometers. It is a natural eco-tourism area featuring a well-preserved forest natural ecosystem and characterized by ecological diversity, embodying the main theme of harmonious coexistence between man and nature. It is one of the key scenic spots in Shennongjia. Shennongding Scenic Area is located in the nature reserve in the south of Shennongjia. It is located at the junction of Sichuan and Hubei between the Yangtze River and Hanshui River in China. The peaks are all above 3,000 meters above sea level, which is called Huazhong Roof. The area is 3,250 square kilometers, and the forest land accounts for more than 85%. With an average elevation of 1,700 meters and a maximum of 3,105 meters, there are many climate types. In fact, I began to hear that I had to climb the 2,999 steps on the top of the roof of Huazhong. I refused, but I still want to challenge myself. The clouds on the top of the mountain are like a veil. Every time Shennongding climbs 100 steps, there will be a number. To climb the top, you need 2999. In fact, I think it is easy to take 2999 steps, but the mountain road here is very steep and it is very tired, so it is a test. Human perseverance. I want to give up on the way, I also feel that it is a pity to give up at this time, but for the sake of not regretting myself, comfort yourself and stick to it. Every time you climb a little higher, the forests and plants around you will change~~ When you see the last 47 steps, the excitement in your heart is finally coming. Because of the different altitudes, you can spend all seasons at the foot of the mountain and the top of the mountain. In the words of the locals, there are four seasons and ten different days. Therefore, you should pay more attention to dressing.
Posted: 22 Dec, 2018
You don't have to go to Japan to shoot a Japanese blockbuster movie, "The most complete snowy photo guide" 1 Find a nice tree, it is recommended not to be too high, just to be part of the composition. Under the tree, touch your hair to sort out your hair or other movements, then turn on continuous shooting and choose the most natural and beautiful. 2 Don't be afraid of cold! Look for a piece of clean snow to lie down, because the snow sky may be glaring, you can cite your hands to block the glasses slightly, and then compare. Its okay to lie down and close your eyes. 3 Kneading a small snowball to play. Put it in your hand and put it on your head! Small can support the cuteness of people. If it's enough, just pile it up, haha. 4 and the forest photo, this mountain I contracted! There are a lot of actions that can be done here. Jump up and put your hands together so that everyone can use their imagination. 5 Seeing such spectacular scenery, I suddenly remembered "Love Letter": How are you? I'm very good! Shout it out! 6 Gently grab a handful of snow and throw it at the lens. Note that the amount of snow is small, too much to block yourself when it is spread out, and too much will get to the camera and the photographer 7 interact with brightly colored things. For example, equipment on the playground, skis on the ski slopes, or buy some props yourself. 8 The foot is also moving. Kicking and kicking snow is a good choice, but to play new snow, the snow will be very hard, not only can you kick the foot 9 walk forward and smile back. Believe in the snow and ice, your smile is the most beautiful and warmest sun above is some of my little advice on taking pictures in the snow! Ask for a favorite collection
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