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Niubei Mountain

 Yaan Attractions

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Introduction to Niubei Mountain (牛背山)

Niubei Mountain is located in Ya’an city which is part of Sichuan province and neighbours Luding county, the mountain is a branch of Erlang mountain which seperates the Qingyi River and Dadu River. Niubei Mountain gains its name from the shape of the mountain top which resembles the back of the bull. Niubei Mountain is a relatively new tourist attraction that was introduced only in 2009. If you’re planning a China tour around the Sichuan region, you must make visiting the amazing Niubei Mountain top of your list. 

One of the most spectacular scenery that can be captured at Niubei Mountain is the waterfall of clouds or otherwise known as the sea of clouds. The dream like view is truly magical as you feel like you have been transported to a wonderland. Since its introduction to the world of tourism in 2009, Niubei Mountain’s popularity is growing quickly and attracts many photography lovers who want to capture the unique picturesque view.

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Yingjing County, Ya'an City, Sichuan Province

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Main Sights

Niubei Mountain, Sea of Cloud

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Travel Information

Admission: Free

Opening Hours: All Day

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Take a bus from Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station to Lengqi Town, then take a motorcycle (20 Yuan per person) to get into Yujingou Village. You can start hiking from there.

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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.

2. The best time to visit Niubei Mountain is between April and May.

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