Nanling National Forest Park

Nanling National Forest Park, Ruyuan County: Hours, Address, Nanling National Forest Park Reviews: 4/5

Nanling National Forest Park

Nanling National Forest Park
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The area
Address
Within the County, Ruyuan County 512026 China
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
The ancient forests of Guangdong
Oct 2020
Nice trails through the forest areas, Very scenic mountainous views. Tranquil, fragrant air. Park contains rivers, waterfalls, mountain top pagoda, the Nanling mountain range goes through the park, and more.
Written November 1, 2020
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SingaporeCar
Singapore50 contributions
Nanling and Guangzhou 1st Peak
Dec 2019 • Family
We spent 500yuan in getting a driver and 2 hours travelling there. Just about 10mins of reaching the park, there a gantry with security post stopping all visitor from going further. Security staff told us both parks are closed to all visitors for closed since mid of Yr 2018.
Written January 1, 2020
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Brian L
7 contributions
Worth going !!
Dec 2016 • Friends
Beautiful natural scenery, perfect highway assess. Hotel is good with private spa. Food is so so, suggest to eat outsides. Do not drive to save yourselves more energy, hire private car to ride you to top of MTs. Worth going with cheap hotel package. We have group of 16 people and joined cheap travel package from HK, everyone enjoyed.
Written December 30, 2016
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BrendaHongKong
Hong Kong81 contributions
Wonders of nature and man
Oct 2016 • Couples
We visited the waterfalls, the supposedly easy trail as it is fairly flat. There are man-made paths all along and the hike is fairly easy if you are not in a rush. There are many different waterfalls and pools but what is a pity is that you are not allowed to bathe in any of them. There are signs that are in both Chinese and English that explains the waterfalls. Some of the rocks are shaped like a fairy and another like a dragon (seen only if you are smart enough apparently). There are private cars that says they can take you to the top and then you can walk down, but do avoid this as you will be stuck trying to make it all the way down from the top and some areas are really steep. It is best to do what you can on the way up and then you know what you are in for on the way down.

The afternoon we spent further up the mountain and hiked to the very top where the pagoda sits. It took us about 1 hour and 30 minutes in total which was a bit rushed. It is an amazing feeling to actually make it to the top. I did want to give up many times, but when I saw people bigger than me and older than me moving ahead, I became a lot more motivated. Breathe and enjoy the air, be positive and you will make it. Just give yourself more time to enjoy the beauty of God and man from the top!
Written October 11, 2016
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hktraveller328
Hong Kong, China1,232 contributions
Fresh air and hiking
Apr 2015 • Couples
The waterfalls are magnificent. Do not take any offer of a car ride to the top and walk down. The steps are too steep even for just walking down. Walk up to the highest waterfall while you can make it. Don't be too ambitious. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the breeze. Bring a bottle of water with you and a towel. The scenery, the air and the fauna are a luxury nowadays.
Written September 13, 2015
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seigwailo
Paris, France271 contributions
Less frequented/accessible but well worth it
Feb 2015 • Couples
This place is a lot less famous than it's more eastern and well-travelled equivalent of Danxia Park, but it is equally worth visiting.

Getting there:
Several ways of getting there exist, (either from Eastern train station, or from main train station, or from city centre, and eiter direct to the park or via a place called Ruyuan).
I got a bus from Shaoguan (bus station in town called: 西河客运站, Xi He Ke Yun Zhan, Sai Ho Hap Wan Zham), to Ruyuan (乳源) bus station then another bus to 五指山 (Wu Zhi Shan, Ng Ji Shan).
It takes about 1 hour for each leg, so total 2 hours (without counting the stop-over time in Ruyuan).
Some direct buses from Shaoguan to Wuzhishan only leave 2-3 times a day. There fore in low season, it is more convenient/fast to go to Ruyuan and change for Wuzhishan.

Sites:
It is preferable to spend 2 days on site to fully visit every nook and cranny.

Getting around inside the park:
During peak season there are shuttle buses that run through the park on a regular basis and visitors can hop on and off as they please.
Alternatively there are private drivers with MPVs (multi-people-van) that will approach you as you arrive at Wuzhishan and will offer to take several passengers together around the park. Their service is not cheap but by far the most convenient. (message me for 2 drivers we used that were very friendly and helpful)

Accommodation:
Several places offer basic service & comfort (Orange House, 橙屋, chen wu, chaan uk: is a famous place located at Wuzhishan, and is visible as you arrive by bus).
Other places are scattered nearby between the arrival area and the actual entrance to the Nanling park (about 5km down the road).

Other sites:
From Nanling you can also access Da Xia Gu (大峡谷, Dai Hah Guk) which is even more remote and less frequented, but worth it.
You can get there from Nanling, via Ru Yuan, but bus times are irregular.
Daxiagu park takes half a day, so easily done if you arrive in the morning and get the bus back to Ruyuan (last bus is mid/end afternoon).
There are few places to stay at Daxiagu. So make sure you do not get lost.

Other tips:
Best season to go is late spring / summer / early autumn as the views from atop Ruyuan summit or Guangdong first peak are a lot better with clear skies.
You can plan 5-7 days around the 3 areas aroudn Shaoguan: Nanling, Daxiagu, Danxia.
Written February 22, 2015
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TheatreAfficionada
Portland, OR25 contributions
Awesome hikes
May 2013 • Friends
Bes sure to hike the river trail as well as the waterfalls trail. Both are amazing, but we preferred the drama of the river.
Written August 31, 2013
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mtntraveler412
Shaoguan, China70 contributions
Incorrect website listed for this attraction
Mar 2013 • Solo
The website listed for this attraction is not the official website for the management of the attraction!
Written March 14, 2013
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adrag0n
Boulder, CO17 contributions
hospitality
Nov 2011 • Solo
Left Shaoguan and made my way to Nanling national park sitting on the ground of a crowded bus... there isn't much in Nanling other than mountains, no restaurants either, what they have is some open door "eateries" where locals and visitors are welcome to join for dinner, drinks and smokes, so i joined and shared hot pot with locals and was given chicken (feet too), fish, soup, booze and treasures (ok, no treasures). In the end an old guy gave the owner some money and we all left. Nothing much around, except for mountains and hospitality.
Written November 30, 2011
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PabloEdinburgh
Edinburgh85 contributions
Very beautiful
Sep 2011
The park was very beautiful and we really enjoyed our walk. The only downside was the effect that walking for 3 hours on steps had on our legs - very painful for a good few days after. There were public toilets regularly on the route and I was astonished at the cleanliness of them - probably the best I have seen, in the middle of nowhere, ever!
Written October 10, 2011
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