The most beautiful green: forest parks in Guizhou


The most beautiful green: forest parks in Guizhou

by Live in Guizhou

PUBLISHED Nov 11, 2021 • 4MIN READ

The Chishui Bamboo Sea National Forest Park 

The Chishui Bamboo Sea National Forest Park in Guizhou is the largest and highest bamboo national forest park in the world, featuring bamboo sea landscape, waterfalls, and primitive forests. It is home to 170,000-mu (approx. 113 km2) Nan bamboos (Phyllostachys pubescens) grove, and millions of bamboos of more than 40 species under 12 genera and 2 varieties. On the “Sea View Pavilion” in the Forest Park, what you can see is a boundless stretch of green forests, blanketing the mountains.

The Yushe National Forest Park

The Yushe National Forest Park in Liupanshui, Guizhou, covering a total area of 50,314 mu (approx. 33.5 km2), is the highest forest park in Guizhou Province by now, with the highest altitude of 2,503 meters and the lowest altitude of 1,700 meters. It has a forest coverage rate of more than 90%. The Forest Park shows a diversified landscape throughout the year, with flowers blooming in spring, streams murmuring in summer, red leaves like fire in autumn, and sliver snow in winter. It is home to more than 1,000 plant species, including Davidia involucrata Baill and the Chinese yew, under first-class and second-class state protection, respectively.

Jiulong Mountain National Forest Park

The Jiulong Mountain National Forest Park in Anshun City, Guizhou Province, covers a total area of 125 km2, and is full of fresh air rich in negative oxygen ions which are conducive to good physical health and light heart of the people. The Jiulong Mountain is the highest section of the Laoluopo Mountain Range stretching for 20 km, and its highest point is the Jiulong Peak, with an altitude of 1,603.4 meters. Here, breathing oxygen-rich air mixed with the fragrance of trees, you are completely immersed in the mountain and forest, cozy and relaxed.

Wuqingling National Forest Park

The Wuqingling National Forest Park in Bijie City, Guizhou Province, covers a total area of approx. 867 hectares, with a forest coverage rate of more than 84%. It is a rare natural oxygen bar with a picturesque landscape and moderate climate. The Forest Park has a unique karst landform, and the vegetation here is mainly lush coniferous forest and secondary forest, with extensive varieties of plants.

Wansheng Mountain Forest Park

Located in Tongren City, Guizhou Province, the Wansheng Mountain Forest Park where the forest coverage rate reaches 82.3% is a representative region of relatively sound preservation of forest vegetation and wide forest coverage under fragile ecological conditions of the karst regions including Sinan County, the Wujiang River basin, and even northeastern Guizhou. The Forest Park boasts exquisite scenery and lush forests. The magnificent and precipitous Wansheng Mountain has an altitude of 650 to 800 meters. Now, the Forest Park has been newly equipped with a number of service facilities for the visitors to enjoy local rural life and has become a tourist destination integrating exercise, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, and catering.

Baili Azalea National Forest Park

Located in Bijie City, Guizhou Province, the Baili Azalea National Forest Park is named after the natural belt of azaleas which is 1 to 3 km in width and stretches for more than 50 km, covering a total area of 125.8 km2. The Baili Azalea National Forest Park is recognized as “the largest natural garden in the world”, and praised as “a ribbon on earth”. Varieties of azaleas, such as the delavayi, irroratum and amesiae, make the Park a blaze of bright colors and look like a huge flowerpot created by the god, embellishing the Guizhou Plateau with undulating mountains.