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15 July 2015

Cultural Landscape

Mangshan National Forest Park in Chenzhou City

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Located at Yizhang County, Chenzhou, Mangshan National Forest Park has the most intact subtropical primeval secondary forest and evergreen broad-leave forest in the world. It covers 6,000 hectares, housing both the north and the south plants. Here grow more than 1700 kinds of plants, of which 5 kinds are the national first-class protective rare ones. Also it is home to some 300 varieties of animals, of which snow leopard, Yellow-bellied tragopan, spotted deer, golden cat and python are under the first-class state protection. Mangshan National Forest Park is a complete forest museum with abundant rainfall and rich natural resources. It is called "Natural Museum of Propagation" and "Gene Bank of Biology" by worldwide experts. It is a national reserve sanctified by State Council of China.
The beautiful scene of Mangshan in Autumn

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The minority Yao lives nearby. Their houses have very exquisite roofs and poles, finished wood windows, and picture plaques about the main gates, which forms unique primitive simplicity and elegance. And their raiment, embroidered with fine pictures, is simple and beautiful. The King Pan Festival started to fast King Pan and singing competition is endowed with folk customs.
Mangshan in Spring

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Address: South of Yizhang County of Chenzhou City in Hunan Province
1. Take public bus No. 32 or 18 to Tianlong Station in Chenzhou City and then transfer to the shuttle bus to the destination
2. It is 30km away from Nation Road 107, 69 km from Jingguang Double Line, 64 km from Jingzhu High Way. You can drive on National Road 107, pass Yizhang, Pingshi, Yiliu, and then turn off the National Road 107 at the 2032.3 km crossway to the road direct to Mangshan National Forest Park.
3. Take a nonstop bus from Chenzhou South Station at 9:30, 12:30 or 14:30.
4. Take a bus from Chenzhou City to Yizhang County, and then take a nonstop bus at 7:30, 8:00, 11:00, 12:50 or 13:00.
Honors: National 4A-level Scenic Spot, National Natural Reserve
Features: moderate climate, abundant rainfall, excellent natural conditions, and varied vegetation
Reference Ticket Price: 80 yuan/person (April-November); 65 yuan/person (December-March)
Tel.: 86 (735) 3991182