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Moganshan View from Park Observation Deck

Moganshan is a mountain top tourist region near Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. It is a good weekend retreat from Shanghai, as it is only a 2.5 to 3 hour drive south-west. It is busiest in July and August, when the weather in the cities and valleys below is much hotter. It is also very nice in the shoulder periods when the cooler weather makes for more pleasant hiking. This contributor has also visited after heavy snowfall in February. The mountain sells half price tickets in the winter, since it is less popular to visit. You can either drive or hike to the summit along the foot paths through the bamboo. In winter it can be lonely and beautiful, well worth the effort.



Moganshan has been famous for 2500 years, according to legend, at the end of the Spring and Autumn period (about 514 BC - 496 BC), King Lu made dry will cast swords in today's Moganshan sword pool, iron juice is not long, his wife Mo Ye asked, dry will say: "Once my teacher for metallurgy, the fine iron is not sold, husband and wife into the smelting furnace, and then into things." Don't be evil: "The teacher knows to practice the body to become things, I am not difficult!" So he cut off his claws and cast them into the furnace, under the iron juice, and made two swords, male and female. Sword name, male sword said Gan general, female sword said Moye, for the discipline of the matter, so called this mountain Mogan Mountain.


Moganshan is located in the southern edge of the North subtropical zone, four distinct seasons, abundant rainfall, the average annual temperature of 13.3℃,the average temperature of the coldest month (January) 1.4℃, the average temperature of the hottest month (July) 24.9℃, the summer heat season, compared with Shanghai,Hangzhou, Ning and other surrounding cities about 5℃ lower, so it is called "cool world" "summer resort". The annual precipitation is 1893 mm, the annual relative humidity is 81%, and the annual sunshine is 1407.8 hours

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Historical annual average temperature in Moganshan Town, Deqing: 12~23 ° C, lowest temperature: -7 ° C, highest temperature: 41 ° C
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Get in[edit]

By Bus: There is a direct 4 hour bus from Shanghai which leaves 3 times in the morning from the Old North Bus Station.

By Train: You can take the high speed train to Deqing, which is the closest high speed train station to Moganshan (approximately 20 km away). You can take a taxi from Deqing to Moganshan or alternatively take the No. 113 bus from Deqing to Moganshan.

Alternatively, You can take the high speed train to Hangzhou, and take a taxi or bus from there.

There are a small number of direct trains from Shanghai to Deqing but most travelers would transfer at Hangzhou East Railway Station to the train bound for Deqing.

If travelling from Nanjing, you can get a high speed train direct from Nanjing South Railway Station to Deqing.

From Hangzhou: take bus K588 (fare: ¥12, exact change) from the council bus stop on the road outside Hangzhou North Bus Station (杭州汽车北站). Buses run every half hour (approx.) from 07:00 to 19:30. Disembark at Wukang (武康) a.k.a. Deqing (德清), and switch to a van or taxi (about ¥100) to your final destination in Monganshan. It may be convenient to book a car from your hotel as the cost is similar to a taxi, but your driver is guaranteed to know the correct destination.

Self-driving tour:

  • Self-driving in Shanghai Moganshan is about 239 kilometers away from Shanghai, and it takes about 3 hours to drive from Shanghai to Moganshan Town.
  • Self-driving in Nanjing, Hangzhou 1, Nanjing direction, from the city on the Ninghang expressway, at the Deqing exit, along the Wukang Town Zhiyuan Road south to Chunhui Street after the right, along the 09 (304) provincial road to Moganshan Scenic spot. In addition, turn right at the No. 3 Bridge port of National Highway 104 and take the secondary highway to Moganshan Town. 2, Hangzhou direction, Ninghang expressway at Deqing exit, according to the direction of the direction west, through the Wukang Times Hotel, over the interchange, arrive at the big turntable, along the 09 (304) provincial highway, through the town of Liangtou mountain to Moganshan scenic spot. You can also turn right along 104 National Road to Sanqiao, you can reach Moganshan, this road is a secondary road, the road is steep.
  • Self-driving in Wukang Town. In addition to the general in Wukang big turntable along the 09 provincial road to Moganshan (distance 32 kilometers), driving skills are good, you can also drive 4 kilometers north along the 104 National road to three Bridges, turn left to Moganshan town (7 kilometers) up the mountain, the mountain road 6 kilometers, the mountain road is steep, the total mileage of 17 kilometers.

Get around[edit]

The tourist area on top of the mountain is relatively small; there are numerous meandering footpaths that pass by bamboo forests, tea fields, and old stone houses.


There is a nice park with walking trails at the very top of the mountain. Half way up is the center of the quaint village, made mainly of stone houses, many of which were built in the early 1900s. Below the village is a series of pools and waterfalls that go down a steep canyon. You will need your Moganshan entry ticket to go all the way in.


Known for a relaxing time, you can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views, be at one with the forest, read a book, go for a hike, sit in a hammock, or try some delicious local beer and cuisine.

  • 1 [dead link] Land Rover Experience Huzhou, Shangxiazhuang Village, Paitou Town, Deqing County, +86 4000050987, . Next to the Naked Retreats resort, Land Rover have an official experience centre where you go off road and see how far you can push a four wheel drive Land Rover. You will also see some of the remoter scenery of Moganshan mountains. Not particularly cheap, but an interesting experience nevertheless. ¥300 pp for tour, ¥2,000 for own drive.


Ticket price: Original price ¥130 Book online ¥120


  • 1 Moganshan Lodge. In town has helpful service, a nice patio, and can give you advice on things to do and where to stay.
  • Goldfish mother Moganshan Mountain- Mountain restaurant, +86 572 8838506. Mogan Mountain network red restaurant, mountain spring bamboo forest soil chicken soup is light and delicious, the meat is fresh and tender, hand-made old tofu is also very delicious, Taihu radish braised ox tendon is also very delicious.


Moganshan beer.Moganshan beer is quite good, and comes in an attractive bottle.

Moganshan yellow bud tea. Mogan yellow bud is a famous tea produced in Moganshan, Zhejiang Province, which has been included in the roster of Zhejiang tea. It is famous for its green color and sweet taste. Moganshan yellow bud is slightly different from other green tea in the production process, but it is more delicious than green tea.


The villages boast many small and inexpensive guest houses that offer nice rooms with en suite and full board if required. The non-Chinese speaker will find communication difficult, but be brave, use the "phone a friend" system and it will be OK. The multi-story homes with large signs are usually guest houses.

  • Miss Xu's, +86 13645725033. Hotel located in a beautiful old stone mansion is right near town, but with plenty of privacy.
  • 1 Naked Retreats, Shangxiahuang Village, Paitou Town, Deqing County, +86 21 6431 8901. Beautiful old farmhouses renovated in a truly quaint style into a resort. A mix of rustic and luxury. Various activities also offered including horse riding, spa treatment, hiking, tea picking and archery. Michelin Star restaurant as well as two other decent restaurants on site. Around ¥500pp (weekdays) and ¥700pp (weekends).
  • [formerly dead link] Le Passage Mohkan Shan, +86-186-5728-5900. Luxury French Country House Hotel, offering deluxe large and comfortable bedrooms with an amazing view of an organic tea plantation, outdoor pool, delicious French country food and wines for the sophisticated travelers. ¥1,500 per person per night.
  • 2 Prodigy Outdoor base, Houwu village, +86 189 6926 0036. Prodigy outdoor base is so-named because it considers itself less a hotel in the forest and more a base from which to explore, get involved in outdoor sports or just enjoy nature and then relax with friends and family, enjoying fresh food from the kitchen cooked by local farmers and drinks from the bar. Located in Houwu Village just outside the designated Moganshan Scenic Area, no Moganshan entrance ticket is required. Bikes are available to hire and the base can organise activities tailored to your group. ¥130+/head.
  • 3 Moganshan house 23. The restored house is charming and the staff is eager to please. Its location is very convenient whether your looking for a place that's close to the trails or close to the town and the Lodge.
  • 4 Moganshan Solvang Village Boutique Hotel, 112 Xiangdao, Reservior Side, DaZaoWu Village, Deqing, Zhejiang, +86 13916535538, . Nestled in a quiet village in the heart of the bamboo forest in Moganshan with stunning views, Moganshan Solvang Village has local organic food, beer, a BBQ area and cozy lounges, as well.
  • Shengdao Mogan Hot Spring Villa (Shengdao Mogan Inn), No.10 Huangnishan, Fangshan Village, Deqing, +86 572 3790581. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Located approximately 5 km north of the town of Moganshan, this hotel makes a great place to kick back and relax after a long day of sightseeing. The hotel can arrange a taxi to take you to Moganshan town or to nearby Moganshan scenic area. From ¥1,000.


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