Shu'nan Bamboo Forest
Shu'nan Bamboo Forest
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DevMehra1988
Baoji, China755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Visited this place in June 2016 with my friends. From Yibin it took around 2 hours by car, entry ticket for foreigners is 112 RMB. Emerald Bamboo Gallery, clouds watching pavilion spots are the great things to see. After entering bamboo sea forest we visited giant Buddha statue and temple. The way to that temple is very mesmerizing, view of the whole scenery is very beautiful, it's like heaven. In between there's a lake where you can do boating. Overall experience is very good though is very tiresome to visit places here because it's very big and you have to walk. Highly recommended for hikers. And nature lovers. Sharing some photos hope you will like it. Thanks.
Written July 17, 2016
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Darron Gedge's G
Cockle Bay, New Zealand276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Caught a bus from Xinnanmen Station in Chengdu to Bamboo Sea in south of Sichuan, only to find that rather than going directly to the National Park gates, we got dropped off in the middle of nowhere in a town called Changning Zhuhai. The journey took 5 hours. An hour later an English speaking local helped us catch a public bus to the park. Entrance fees to the park were 112 rmb for adults. We stayed inside the park at the Pinnacle Hills hotel for 150rmb. They had a restaurant which served food based on bamboo. Quite tasty. This was not far from the first cable car, which was good as there is no public transport within the park. Made friends with a Chinese family who took us around for the day. Went on two cable cars, the second which went across a massive chasm. On the other side was an amazing pathway built into the red sandstone cliffs. Saw numerous ancient relics and statues. Then the path follows small lakes in the bamboo forest. On the second day we hired a driver for half a day (150 rmb) and went to "colourful waterfall" and the Longyin temple. Both were excellent. It is a good place to stay for two days. Don't neglect the pleasant walking track along the Moxi Brook. It was a mission getting back to Chengdu. From my experience of waiting in the bus station in Changning, it seems there is a lot more transport to Chongqing than to Chengdu.
Written February 28, 2015
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arutherford
Victoria, Canada14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
We arrived at the Bomboo Sea on a rainy, misty day. The weather was terrible and the mist so heavy you looked at everything as if you had on a veil. Still it was magical, temples placed precariously on the cliffs, bamboo forests waving in the wind. I've never been in a place that has so many plants of the same species. It was a spiritual experience. A caution - wear sturdy shoes if you want to hike through the forest. The many steep, stone stairs and slippery boardwalks are quite dangerous in places.
Written November 5, 2012
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70ava
Beijing, China1,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
In order to explore this place properly, I suggest that you stay overnight in one of the guesthouses/motels inside the park. This will allow you ample time to see all the unique sites. This place is a real gem. It is of course much better if the weather is sunny, but do not be disappointed if it isn't, since the place has a certain beauty with the clouds an mist.
We took both cable cars, which were spectacular. Only when you are in the sky above those 400 meter gorges, you start to understand why this place is called the "Bamboo Sea" and not forest. We hiked along the cliff and stopped in a couple of tea shops, adoring the scenery, the bamboos and the beautiful and very numerous rock carvings. We crossed the two small lakes by bamboo rafts and then went to the waterfalls. This is all pretty easy hike. Then you can easily hitch a ride or pay 20- 30 yuan for a local car to take you to other destinations in the park. Do not miss the museum (intricate bamboo carvings, bamboo scrolls, furniture and weapons) and the "Forget Worries" Gorge, which is next to it and an easy beautiful and tranquil 1 hour walk along a serene narrow valley. The food in the various guesthouses in the park is based on bamboo and local mushrooms and is delicious. Public transportation is readily available and easy to use - no need to rent a private taxi.
A definite highlight.
Written October 16, 2016
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Married-to-Chengdu
Norfolk, VA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Made overnight trip with friends to getaway from city and enjoy serenity. Very pleasant! Left Chengdu, stayed overnight in Yibin, enroute to Zhuhai (as recommended in a travel blog). Would lodge in Zhuhai, Changning next time. Hired a guide just past the park entrance. Well worth it. Saw major sights including Rainbow Waterfalls and Caves. Dense bamboo everywhere-very picturesque, arching canopy effect. Took bamboo boat across lake and walked the trail along the waterfalls, bought bamboo gifts, sat in bamboo chairs, ate bamboo food. We watched boat rowers racing each other across the lake; looked like great fun! The only downer was the traffic jams getting in and out. Luckily, we drove a small car with a tight turn radius. If we didn't have a car, it would have required much walking. Rating: Must See!
Written May 7, 2016
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wipp25
Chengdu, China4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
I visited Shu'nan bamboo forest back in October, 2013 and it is well worth a trip if you are in the area. It is very pretty, and peaceful, but I probably wouldn't say it was worth going out of your way for. We went in very misty weather. It was very atmospheric - on one cable car we literally couldn't see more than a foot out of the car into the cloud! It created an eerie silence, and as you travel up the cable car wire, trees and whole hillsides would emerge seemingly out of nowhere. Having said that, the mist did also mean we missed some of the best views, particularly the famous 'crouching tiger, hidden dragon' style sea of bamboo tips. I would advise getting the cable cars mid morning to avoid the really heavy mist that hangs in the air early morning.

We stayed at Joan's guesthouse. Joan (that's her English name) is really lovely and helpful. The guesthouse is very basic - let's say, rustic. There is a hole in the bathroom ceiling, for example, and our room came with some extra houseguests in the form of ladybirds BUT as long as you're not expecting the ritz, if you're looking for a budget place to stay for a couple of nights with friendly owners, this is the place to be. It was about 45 yuan a night to stay, i believe. Also, the guesthouse, which started as a restaurant, is clearly still popular with the locals for food, as come evening, the veranda area was rammed with hungry neighbours.

We very quickly discovered that Shu'naan is not really walkable - I had imagined USA type national park, with hikes everywhere. It's not. There are main roads throughout the forest, and while proabably walkable in theory, you'd need a several long days to accomplish this, and the tourist maps are not hugely accurate. Joan's guesthouse gave us a car at 200yuan a day, and they took us the the main places, advised us how to get about and where to meet for pick up.

Overall highlights would be getting a bamboo raft across a large lake, moved via hand-pulled rope by a formidably strong looking, tiny old lady; paddling our own bamboo raft about an even larger lake (the name escapes me, but it was used in Crouching Tiger...); hiking up to a waterfall in 'forget your worries valley' and watching the sun set.

In summary - a great way to escape the city if you live nearby, or are travelling in the region. Not worth a detour, but you'll enjoy the atmosphere once there!
Written December 28, 2013
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WilliamLow
Jakarta, Indonesia97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Had a very splendid tour in this huge national forests full of beautiful bamboo trees. Because of the various places to visit, you must hire a personal car/taxi to have a day tour to all the attractions. Prices vary around 250-300 RMB/day. I especially liked the walk to Xianyu Cave and cliffs (the view from the top is amazing), the bamboo rafting trip at Cinglong Lake (the shooting place of the beautifully shot Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (!)), the cable car trip over the green forest, and the very picturesque Emerald Corridor (Arashiyama what?). A highlight on my trip to Sichuan, this park had won a very special place in my memory. Don't forget to taste the local bamboo cuisine for a unique experience.
Written July 3, 2017
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Allantanbl
Singapore, Singapore106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
Bamboos, nothing but bamboos. Take the cable car to the top. Try to figure out how the cable car is anchored on the wire. Makes your ride more hair raising. There is a camera near the top. Lookout for it and make a funny face. Will cost you 20 rmb for a printed copy
Written December 29, 2013
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Wayfarer KC
Singapore, Singapore303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
You could take a cable car over the bamboo forest, go rafting on bamboo rafts, hike to see the waterfalls and visit the famous "bamboo corridor". Lots of greenery that blends well with fog and sunlight!!!
Written September 26, 2015
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ellesie
singapore21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013
A hidden yet relaxing place.it offers magnificent bamboo forest view from the cable car. The only minus point is the cable car desperately needs refurbishment and maintenance. If not becos of the view, dun think I will risk my life on it
Written December 29, 2013
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