Natural Heritage Museum-The Doupeng Mountain

Natural Heritage Museum

The Doupeng Mountain

by Live in Guizhou


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The Doupeng Mountain Scenic Area is located in the northwest of Duyun City, 22 kilometers from the city center. It is situated in the middle section of the Miaoling Mountains, covering a total area of 61.8 square kilometers. The main peak of Doupeng Mountain reaches an elevation of 1,961 meters, making it the closest pristine forest area to a city in China. The mountain is adorned with various landscapes, including peaks, valleys, caves, streams, and waterfalls. Nearly 90% of the area is covered by primary forests, with nearly a hundred hectares of ancient forests at an altitude of 1,800 meters. Trees grow from the crevices of rocks, creating a unique and captivating scenery of trees embracing rocks, rocks embracing trees, and trees forming natural bridges.

The Doupeng Mountain Scenic Area covers a total area of 128.7 square kilometers, including four major regions: Doupeng Mountain Scenic Area, Luosike Scenic Area, Duliujiang Scenic Area, and others. It boasts high mountains, alpine meadows, canyons, waterfalls, rivers, and remarkable karst landscapes. The area is rich in biodiversity and has a profound historical and cultural heritage, as well as a strong ethnic minority atmosphere. Everywhere you go, you can experience the wild and mysterious charm of the southwestern ethnic minority regions, as well as the harmonious and tranquil natural ecology of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.

Numerous streams, more than 100 in total, flow abundantly through the forests of Doupeng Mountain. The Tea Garden River and Gujiang River are filled with enormous pebbles, resembling relics from ancient times. The Mayao River meanders through the deep virgin forests. At the summit of the main peak lies the heavenly pool, covering an area of approximately 2,000 square meters. The pool’s water is crystal clear, never overflowing during the rainy season nor diminishing during the dry season, a rarity on Earth. This pristine natural environment has created a massive genetic bank and holds immense value for resource appreciation, tourism, and scientific research.