Location of Mt.
Situated in Leqing,
Wenzhou in the southeast of
Zhejiang Province, Yandang Mountain is one of the 10
famous mountains in China. It costs four and half
hours from there to Shanghai by train.
Geology of Mt. Yandang
Yandang Mountain, which was formed 120 million years
ago, is a typical ancient rhyolitic volcano of the
Cretaceous period. Over the past 20,000 years, the
volcano in Yandang Mountain has experienced four
periods and several dozen eruptions. Thanks to multi
eruptions, falls, revivals and rises, and the
erosion by water and wind for millions of years, the
present landforms were formed.
Characteristics of Mt. Yandang
Yandang Mountain covers an area of 450 sq km, and
has more than 500 tourist attractions and eight
major scenic zones. Of all the scenic spots in
Yandang Mountain, Lingfeng Peak, Lingyan Rock and
Dalongqiu Waterfall are the most famous, known as
the “three perfections in Yandang Mountain”.
Yandang Mountain features complicated landforms and
abundant tourism resources. When one takes a step
forward, the scenery will change; and the peaks show
different shapes when they are viewed from different
If one enters the Dalongqiu Waterfall Scenic Zone
from the entrance of the valley along the stream,
one will first see the Scissor Peak, which changes
the shapes when it is viewed from different angles.
Now it looks like the bud of a yulan magnolia flower
ready to burst; now, like a pair of scissors; now, a
woodpecker catching insects; now, a big bear holding
a tree with its arms; and now, a stone pillar
piercing into the sky. If one walks forward a few
steps and turns one head back, one will find it
resembles a sailing boat….
The scenery in Yandang Mountain is mainly composed
of peaks, waterfalls, caves and steep cliffs. The
main tourist attractions in the mountain include the
Two-palm Peak, Double Bamboo Shoots Peaks, Scissor
Pak, Lotus Peak, Heavenly Pillar Peak, Flay Display
Peak, Pingxia Peak, Dalongqiu Waterfall and
With a high elevation, all the peaks in Yandang
Mountain rise abruptly from the ground, and the
100-m-high peaks and cliffs can be seen everywhere.
It is almost impossible for tourist to climb the
mountain as it is so steep. Going up the mountain
along the undulating paths, tourists can appreciate
oddly-shaped rocks and steep peaks.
Yandang Mountain contains Dalongqiu Waterfall,
Xiaolongqiu Waterfall and numerous streams. Now the
streams get together to form a mirror-like lake; now
they flow along the winding paths; and now they fall
down, like a string of pearls scattered on the green
water surface, presenting various types of white
Admission Ticket of Mt. Yandang
There is no through tickets for Yandang Mountain,
but each tourist attraction in the mountain charges
an admission ticket as follows: Lingfeng Peak (at
night): 41 yuan; Lingfeng Peak (for the daytime): 41
yuan; Lingyan Rock: 40 yuan; Dalongqiu Waterfall: 40
yuan; Three-layer Waterfall: 15 yuan; Wild Goose
Lake: 15 yuan; Sheep Horn Cave: 15 yuan; and
Xiansheng Gate: 15 yuan.
Transport of Mt. Yandang
All the tourist attractions in Yandang Mountain are
easily accessed by roads. Shuttle buses go directly
to all the scenic spots; and tourists may reach all
the scenic spots by driving a car. All the stone
paths in the mountain are anti-skid, with gentle
slopes, so old people and children can walk along
the paths safely.
Take a train from Shanghai to Yandang Mountain. The
trains from Shanghai South Railway Station to
Yandang Mountain include D377 (08:10-12:15), D3203
(10:50-15.01), D5585 (10:58-15:35), D5555
(13:18-17:27) and D5589 (15:00-20:06). After getting
off the train, tourists may go to Yandang Mountain
by taxi, and it will cost only 10 yuan.
No scheduled flights from Shanghai to Yandang
Mountains. Tourists may fly to Wenzhou, which takes
one hour; and then take a bus from Wenzhou to the
mountain. We suggest tourists go from Shanghai to
Yandang Mountain by train.
China.org.cn, adapted and linked by ChinaToday.com)
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