Shennong Altar

Shennong Altar, Shennongjia: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Shennong Altar Reviews: 4/5

Shennong Altar
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kite313
Houston, TX137 contributions
Interesting! Value added!
May 2018 • Couples
We went from Yichang and drove about 4 hours to Shennongjia on May 24. Shennon was the name of Chinese emperor, one of the founding Father. He is famous for his contribution in agricultural, medicinally. The site with man made giant goatman head up the mountain is quite a view. My husband did climb up the stairs, not me though.
Written June 25, 2018
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Ondrej K.
Yichang, China109 contributions
Stairs to horny head
Apr 2017 • Friends
It was pleasant stop while exploring Shennongjia Park. Big kind of sacred tree, small temple and long stairs to the horned head of the local god. On the way down through tea fields we made a stop in tea house. Not too much people was at this tourist spot even during national holiday.
Written May 30, 2017
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Cheburek
Wuhan, China33 contributions
Charming 1.5-2 hour walk around. Good value for the entrance fee.
Feb 2017 • Family
We visited this place in the beginning of February, so there was some snow around the mountains, and luckily - not too many people, which is the factor that most often spoils attractions in China.

We drove up the altar by G209, parked there, paid about 100 RMB (maybe cheaper price because of off-season) for the three of us, and without expecting much, went up and around the altar. If you follow only the steps to the giant goatman head, then there's not much to see, although the head itself is like something out of Lord of the Rings. Instead of going right up to it, I recommend walking all the way around every each trails set out by the directions, and then venture beyond the head, off the marked road. There's a pathway that goes around the statue, that will add another 30m-1hr to your hike, expose some nice mountains views, and you can look down on the head later on.

The highlight of the whole altar though was the 1,200 year old tree at the bottom of the altar; the tree is magnificent in its girth and height. Otherwise, feel free to talk around the whole grounds of the altar, and explore the little round huts, trails, and lovely vegetation.
Written February 2, 2017
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mcneely2015
Hua Hin, Thailand266 contributions
An important cultural attraction in the Nature Reserve
Dec 2015 • Business
This spectacular site is located within the Shennongjia National Nature Reserve, commemorating the mythical founder of the local culture. It is still an active shrine, attracting especially Chinese visitors but interesting to international visitors as well.
Written December 21, 2015
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