Lou Guantai National Forest Park

Lou Guantai National Forest Park, Zhouzhi County

Lou Guantai National Forest Park

Lou Guantai National Forest Park
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Parks • Forests • Religious Sites
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
What people are saying
George H
By George H
A lot of steep walking.
May 2018
This was a drive of about 1.1/2 hours from my Xian city centre hotel and the entrance fee was included within the cost of this private tour. There are two sites beside each other at Louguantai. One is right beside the main road with an enormous arched gateway plus a large statue of Lao Tzu riding a yak. This is the modern site constructed for tourism. The more ancient site is set in the mountains behind. The original site is about a 3 minute drive back along the main road and turn right and right again. Follow the road until you reach the entrance of the Bamboo Forest where the ticket office is situated. You may be asked to show your passport or I.D. Card. We were delayed by 30 minutes after various phone calls as security checked my guide’s I.D. My guide and I strolled a short way to the main plaza, leading from this was a set of steep stone steps or a slightly less steep footpath through the trees to the large statue of Lao Tzu at the top of the hill. We chose the tree route to keep in the shade. It was a fairly long and winding walk but with good views of the landscape. We crossed a small arched bridge and headed towards the statue but only to find that the road was closed due to building work. We took a shorted route down past a small waterfall and back into the main plaza. We followed more steep steps downwards which lead us to some other shrines up a side slope. There’s another entrance fee to pay here. To visit the actual shrines are a series of steep and rising steps eventually reaching square surrounding various colourful buildings set amongst a very pretty and peaceful a tree clad landscape. It’s about 10 minute walk from these back past the Bamboo Forest (which you can visit)back to the entrance.

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North of Zhongnan Mountain, south-east of Zhouzhi County, Zhouzhi County 710400 China

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George H
Sunderland, UK194 contributions
A lot of steep walking.
May 2018 • Solo
This was a drive of about 1.1/2 hours from my Xian city centre hotel and the entrance fee was included within the cost of this private tour. There are two sites beside each other at Louguantai. One is right beside the main road with an enormous arched gateway plus a large statue of Lao Tzu riding a yak. This is the modern site constructed for tourism. The more ancient site is set in the mountains behind. The original site is about a 3 minute drive back along the main road and turn right and right again. Follow the road until you reach the entrance of the Bamboo Forest where the ticket office is situated. You may be asked to show your passport or I.D. Card. We were delayed by 30 minutes after various phone calls as security checked my guide’s I.D. My guide and I strolled a short way to the main plaza, leading from this was a set of steep stone steps or a slightly less steep footpath through the trees to the large statue of Lao Tzu at the top of the hill. We chose the tree route to keep in the shade. It was a fairly long and winding walk but with good views of the landscape. We crossed a small arched bridge and headed towards the statue but only to find that the road was closed due to building work. We took a shorted route down past a small waterfall and back into the main plaza. We followed more steep steps downwards which lead us to some other shrines up a side slope. There’s another entrance fee to pay here. To visit the actual shrines are a series of steep and rising steps eventually reaching square surrounding various colourful buildings set amongst a very pretty and peaceful a tree clad landscape. It’s about 10 minute walk from these back past the Bamboo Forest (which you can visit)back to the entrance.
Written May 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dan P
Buckingham, UK8 contributions
Stunning
Aug 2013 • Friends
There's a walk in these mountains, past the Panda Reserve, called the '2000 steps'. Do it. It may be tiring, but the view from the top of the mountains, looking down on an idyllic, remote Chinese landscape, is unforgettable. It is stereotypical rural China, and what more could you ask for from a small rural village, an hour outside Xi'an. Loved it.
Written May 31, 2014
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM