Yellow River Stone Forest
Introduction to Yellow River Stone Forest (黄河石林)
With a history spanning four billion years, Yellow River Stone Forest is engulfed in a long valley beside the section of the Yellow River in Jingtai County, East China's Baiyin. It features imposing and numerous stone stalagmites and stone pillars formed by the rising of the Earth's crust.
With the magic of water and wind erosion, the sand stalagmites and stone pillars are curved with unique and natural patterns, which makes them even more attractive. The torrential Yellow River flows through this prodicious creation of nature which covers 34 sq.km. With the surrounding deserts, oases, and farmlands, the Yellow River Stone Forest has drawn many famous Chinese movies and TV shows as their shooting place.
In addition to trekking, activities with authentic folk characteristics are of great popularity. Getting a ride on a Yangpi Fazi, a raft made of sheep skin is one of the most quintessential way to sample local life. While seated on the donkey cart, one will marvel the scene that the appealing Northwest China ballad by the female driver sounds within the valley. Besides, folk song and dance performance are available in the campfire party held in Longwan Village.
Longwan Village,Zhongquan Township, Jingtai County, Baiyin, Gansu Province, China
Stone Forest, Obeservation Deck
Shuttle bus: CNY20 (between the south entrance to Longwan Village)
Battery car : CNY15 (from Longwan Village to the pier)
Cruise: CNY30 (single-way)
Opening Hours: 07:00AM - 06:00PM (some amusement facilities are closed at 04:00PM)
From the urban area of Baiyin city or Jingtai County, take routine line buses to the south entrance of the scenic area. Then take a shuttle bus to Longwan Village, from which transfer by a battery car to the pier. From the pier cross the Yellow River by a raft made of sheepskin which will embark you to the entrance of the valley.
1. Recommended length of visit: a half to one day
2. Please bring with headscarf, anti-dust mask and sunglasses to eliminate the harm from blistering dust and sunlight in local area.
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