Pingliang Kongtongshan (Kongtong Mountain) National Geopark last minute China travel deals
, one of the third batch of the national geoparks approved by the Ministry of Land and Resources of P.R.C., is located 15 km west to Pingliang City. With the good reputation of "Xizhen's Wonder", and "the most beautiful mountain scenery emerges in Kongtong", the Kongtong Mountain belongs to Liupan Mountain Range. The mountain rises 2,123 m above sea level, and covers a total area of 30 sq km.
Kongtong Mountain has typical Danxia geomorphy. The mountain is as gorgeous as if created by the spirits. It is verdant, elegant, and grand. The tree tops make a continuous succession like the huge waves on the ocean. It gives a perfect tour for unusual peaks, caves, stones, and floating clouds.
What to See (the Main Attractions)
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has more than 10 peaks. Little streams of Jingshui meander in the front gorge and swift current of Carmine River rushes in the rear gorge. The two waters converge at the foot of Wangjia Mountain, like a tiger crouching, a dragon curling. Many temples of the Tang, Song, Ming, and Qing Dynasties were located here. Among them, the temples in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) had the largest scale with more than 40 historic sites. The most famous one is Kongtong Pagoda.
Kongtong Mountain has more than 1,000 types of plants known so far. Among them, there are up to 100 types of old valuable trees. It is regarded as a natural plant kingdom. Meanwhile, there are more than 100 types of animals, and more than 1,000 types of insects. The musk deer, crane, leopard and golden eagle are the national Class A protected animals China tour guide
Take train from Lanzhou, Yinchuan, Xi'an Xian tours
to Pingliang City.
It takes four to five hours from Lanzhou (the Eastern Bus Station) to Pingliang by air-conditioned long-distance bus.
Tourists can have board and lodging in Pingliang City, and hire car, or take taxi to Kongtong Mountain.
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