Shennongjia Nature Reserve 2 Days Tour
Shennongjia Natural Reserve 2 Days Tour
Day 01: arrive in Muyu town by bus, check in a hotel, in the afternoon start tour to Guanmenshan mountain, to visit museum of species, plants and wild animals
and see pandas, then visit naturally born bridge, shennong -god of Agriculture monument park,
Day 02: drive 2 hours to Dajiuhu lakes, famous wetland, pictureque land of distance mountains, beautiful lake and grass land and horses, very photogenic place, and visit Shennong mountain top, to see unique rockformation in Bangbi rock, and Shennong valley 4.5 km long along the cliff road, we have chance to visit animal rescue station to see snub nosed monkeys, and other animals. tour finish at around 5 oclock in the afternoon.
Shennongjia Nature Reserve
with an area of 803,833 acres (about 3,253 square kilometers), Shennongjia Nature Reserve in western Hubei Province bordering with Chongqing Municipality in the west and Baokang County of Hubei Province in the east. In 2013, it was approved as Shennongjia Global Geopark.then, it was listed as a world natural heritage by the UNESCO in 2016. its marvelous natural scenery, rare foliages, endangered animals and famous legends such as the mysterious "Wild Man" (Chinese Yeti) said to be found in the mountains makes it famous destination, the forest zone has attracted many tourists every year, also researchers and scientists.
Origin of Name
Shennongjia (god of agriculture) was named after a very famous Chinese chief in prehistoric time, Shennong, also known as Yandi emperor. He was believed to be one of the two ancestors of Chinese people (the other was Huangdi emperor). He invented crockery, discovered herbal medicine by personally tasting herbs and taught his people how to cultivate. It is said that while Shennong tasted herbs here, he suffered from poisoning more than 70 times! However in the end, he managed to discover many useful herbal medicines. To commemorate his great work, he became the namesake for the land we speak of today, Shennongjia.
Shennongding Peak, the highest mountain of the scenic area, with the altitude of 10,188 feet (about 3105.4 meters) high above sea level. The lowest point, Shizhu River in southeastern Shennongjia Forestry District, is only 1,306 feet (about 398 meters) high above sea level. Varity of beauties of the four seasons at different altitudes. Flowers blossom out at every corner; firs, spruces, dove trees, and many rare trees can be seen everywhere. Virgin forests, clear streams and grand waterfalls in the thousands of canyons beckon visitors to indulge in the wild nature. Peculiar caves also often amaze visitors. There is the Swallow Cave that inhabited thousands of swallows, the Tide Cave that floods three times a day, the Icy Cave that is always icy in summers, the Fish Cave that inhabited lots of fish at times of thunder and much more. Wild animals, some of which are really rare species, are also frequently seen (i.e. the golden haired monkey, giant salamander, spotted deer and etc.).
The most peculiar species founded in the forest zone are certainly the "white animals". The first albino animal spotted in the scenic area was a white bear, which looks like a giant panda in white skin. White monkeys, white roes, white deer, white squirrels, white snakes, white crows and even white toads have also been gradually discovered by scientists. Aside from the endangered animals, it is a natural garden for herbal medicines as well. More than two thousand kinds of precious herbs, such as Jiaogulan (gynostemma pentaphyllum, which is as efficient as ginseng), actinidia, muskiness, fritillaria, Chinese angelica and etc., can be easily found in the forest zone.
Story of Wild Man
The Wild Man of Shennongjia is a mysterious figure come out as a shock as Nessie and UFOs. The records of the Wild Man appear many times in ancient Chinese books, and since the 1970s, people said that they had spotted The Wild Man. They are said to be ape-like, about two meters (6 ft.) high, covered by red or brown hair and can run very fast while standing erect. There have been many research studies held, which have yielded some evidence of the creature, such as the footprints and hair of The Wild Man. It is believed by many people that The Wild Man is an ancient species just like the giant panda and the golden haired monkey. Recently, some explorers also announced their witness of The Wild Man. But to nowadays, no Wild Man has been caught yet.
with no doubt, the forest zone is mysterious land full of virginal scenery and folk lore, it is potential great destination for all the people.