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Nanling National Forest Park

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Nanling National Forest Park is near Shaoguan in Guangdong, China.

Understand[edit]

China's southern mountain range, divides Hunan and Guangdong.

History[edit]

Landscape[edit]

Mountainous.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Pine trees.

Climate[edit]

Temperate.

Get in[edit]

Take a train to Shaoguan East. On the left of the station square, there is a bus to Nanling National Forest Park. It runs three times a day: 07:45, 11:15, 15:15; coming back at 07:30, 11:30, 15:30, on a route through Ruyuan County. The bus ride will take about 2 hours.

Fees and permits[edit]

¥60 entrance fee. Students get half off. Ticket is only valid for one day, if you are staying in Orange House, it then is valid for two.

Get around[edit]

You can negotiate your own vehicle, or hire a taxi. Taxis if taken with you as the only passenger can be as expensive (¥100), so any foreigner should use a Chinese person to agree on a price. Drivers will give you a business card and you can call them, or try to flag down a taxi.

See[edit]

Little Yellow Mountain, Rufeng Waterfall Group, Qinshui Valley, Guangdong's Highest Peak.

Do[edit]

Hiking or swimming. There are 3 main hiking paths. These paths are stone with railing and stairs. The trail to the mountain is closed (summer 2012).

Buy[edit]

Dried mushrooms.

Eat[edit]

Air-dried sausages, wild mushrooms, local fish and chicken.

Drink[edit]

Water from the mountain streams.

Sleep[edit]

Orange House. ¥238 for a triple room without a/c, ¥328 for standard room with a/c on weekends. Prices vary depending on time of visit. Walk straight ahead where bus drops you off, turn right, cross the bridge, you will see Orange House on your left.

Lodging[edit]

There is a inn up the hill immediately before the park entrance. Rooms are rustic yet clean, a peaceful place. Rooms are around ¥150. However, the Orange Hotel is the only place that will stamp your park admission for an additional day.

Camping[edit]

Camping in the mountain requires a prearranged permit.

Backcountry[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Beware of stray dogs at night.

Go next[edit]

Ruyuan County. There's an ancient tower downtown, you will see it on the bus.

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