Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Geopark

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Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Geopark

Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Geopark
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Alex S
Washington DC, DC21 contributions
Good hiking, but not much else.
Nov 2020
This geopark is not that easy to reach, yet it is mightily popular with Chinese tourist groups arriving by buses. As a result, there is a whole cottage industry at the base of the park, somewhat noisy and pricey. The hike itself could be dangerous when it rains , as there are some steep parts of the trail. Would not recommend for teh elderly or small children. There are nice views from the tops of the two neighboring mountains, but only on a clear day. The river boat cruise is not interesting.
Written April 8, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,919 contributions
Spectacular & unique rock formations
Oct 2020
WOW. Very scenic enchanting mountain area. There are many massive rock formations that are very unique, Some look like large pillars, stone fortresses, bridges, mammals, birds, and others totally one of a kind.
Written October 16, 2020
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BoZ_1973
Shenzhen, China12 contributions
Great place
Aug 2019
Awesome place, lots of beautiful sights.
But if you want to go there, do not schedule for summer... otherwise you gonna sweat a lot ;-)
Written March 5, 2020
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LadureeFan
Richmond, VA821 contributions
My favorite part of our trip to China this time
Dec 2019
Beautiful mountains with interesting rock formations. Worth seeing both sides. Unbelievably breathtaking views. Some parts of the climb up (and down) are very challenging. Not for everyone. In some places, incredibly steep but so worth the scary moments. Concessions along the way in several places. Can't imagine how they transport the concessions! Got up to see the sunrise on the second day but unfortunately, too hazy/cloudy so that didn't happen...but it was a fun hike nontheless with beautiful views different from the other side of the mountain. Much less strenuous hike to see the sunrise. Definitely take the cable car. Otherwise, make sure you have a very good flashlight!
Written January 3, 2020
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore526 contributions
Out-of-the-way UNESCO site ...
Sep 2019
This is not easy to get to from Guangzhou if you do not have your own transport. Also, a day trip does not seem to quite do it sufficient justice. Do note that when I went, it was in the middle of a heatwave (~ 37 - 40 degrees celsius) and that made the trip far less enjoyable than it could have been.

Getting there from Guangzhou is not especially cheap or straightforward. I figured it out from reading this website and others (mostly in Chinese) and hence, am sharing my experience here.

Before getting there, I tried to find a private hire car and driver, but it was very expensive due to the distance. Eventually, I went online to book train tickets, both ways, since I wanted to ensure that I could get tickets there and back. Guangzhou is connected to Shaoguan (the nearest city) by either regular trains or high-speed trains. This matters as the stations for either differ in both Guangzhou and Shaoguan. Depending on where you are in Guangzhou, getting to the relevant stations might take a bit of a time.

I took the regular train from Guangzhou Railway Station, which took me about 2.5 hours to arrive at Shaoguan East Station. There are supposed to be regular buses to the park from there. I was directed to where there were many private buses parked, in front of the KFC in the station. Once the bus has filled up with passengers, only then they will then set off. It is a local bus and feels cramped; the heat did not help. But I got to the park in about an hour on the bus. I cannot remember the price of the bus ticket, but it was not too expensive.

We arrived at a bus stop near the entrance to the park. If you do not speak Chinese, it might be a bit challenging since there are no indications that this is the stop; I relied on Baidu maps. From the bus stop, it is a 10-minute walk to the ticket counter. Along the way, quite a number of locals will try to get you in through other means, offering cheaper than the official price tickets. I declined.

At the ticketing office, I bought the entrance tickets. I was told that if I paid extra, there will be a shutter to the park entrance. Given the heat, I took up the offer. And I am glad I did because the ticket office was quite a distance from the entrance. The electronic buggies used to do the ferrying will leave at regular intervals, and not too frequently every hour.

The entrance ticket includes entry and a boat ride. We were dropped off at a rest area and decided to do the walk first. There were a number of rock formations to be seen and the walk could have taken a few hours. The first one to be seen is the infamous penile-shaped rock. We tried to walk around the area to look at other rock formations, but gave up because of the heat that day (close to 40 celsius by then). We walked back to the rest area where we were put on an electronic shutter car to the dock. It was about 20 minutes to get to the dock. From the dock area, we got to the pier and onto a boat and took a leisurely ride down the river. The river ride took about 1 hour. Many pretty rock formations along the way. At the end of the boat ride, we were let down at another pier. This one is supposed to be nearer the entrance (exit) but was still about 30 minutes' walk away. We walked for a bit, but the heat was too much. Nearer the exit, there were people offering rides back to town. It was quite expensive at CNY160 per car trip. We took up the offer, since we were not sure how long the bus will take to come by.

We got back to Shaoguan East station at about 3pm, and had a long wait ahead for the train tickets we bought were for close to 6pm.

In all, the whole trip cost me about USD100 (traveling in a group of 2 persons), and a lot of time spent on the road. It did not help that the weather was particularly hot on that very day. I would recommend it only if you have the time to do an overnighter and so is in less of a rush to meet train timings, or like me, just want to visit as many UNESCO sites as possible.
Written December 16, 2019
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Stephen O
Hong Kong, China55 contributions
Beautiful and impressive park, needs a few days!
Nov 2019 • Friends
The park is a little difficult to get to, but worth it. We spent two days, but still didn't have enough time to see everything. There are buses to take you to the different starting points, as well as a cable car and boat rides. Would recommend 2-3 days here to see everything. Especially that specially shaped rock...though there are other worthwhile sights also!
Written November 20, 2019
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saad
Baghdad, Iraq58 contributions
Nice ,exciting, little risky to visit during 2 days
Aug 2019 • Couples
Nice ,exciting, little risky to visit during 2 days
Danxia shan mountain
100 rmb for male stone area. 36 rmb for female stone area .
Wonderful views .
Written August 12, 2019
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CWeeKiwi
Sugar Land, TX43 contributions
Great hike site
May 2019 • Friends
It’s definitely a lot more challenging than most “hikes” you find in China, but the view is 100% worth it. In addition to the genitalia stones, there are fortress ruins and spots to take suggestive photos with the male stone
Written May 28, 2019
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worldclasstraveller4
Vancouver, Canada45 contributions
Memorable boat ride
Jan 2019 • Friends
This is one of the world heritage sites of UNESCO & I think it deserves it. We boarded the boat to see the mountain ranges in all forms of particular shapes.the guide on the boat will tell you the names of each rock & may stop at some sites for photo taking.Someone will take pictures for you too on the boat, of course with charges.The boat ride was very tranquil and picturesque, overall we enjoyed the trip.
Written May 4, 2019
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Damien F
Dongguang County, China186 contributions
nice trekking Unesco site in North Guangdong
Nov 2018 • Friends
Nice place to enjoy a day with easy trekking and climbing. Pack yourself with some food and drink and spend the day till sunset if you can to best enjoy the changes in colors on the rocks.
Written November 26, 2018
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