Shennongjia

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Introduction:Shennongjia is situated in western Hubei, covering an area of over 3,000 square kilometres. The special terrain there creates a warm and humid climate, making it a paradise for plants and..

Districts: Wuhan Enshi Jingmen Jingzhou Wuxuan Xiangfan Yichang Shiyan Shennongjia XianNing Chibi Daye Ezhou Huanggang Huangshi Shashi Suizhou Tianmen Xiantao Xianlin

Attractions: Banbi Rock Shennongjia National Nature Reserve Swallow Cave Shennongjia Fengjing Ya Shennong Peak Scenic Area Xiangxiyuan Scenic Area Hongping Gallery Longmenhe national forest park Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge Longmenhe national forest park

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Shennongjia Introduction

Shennongjia is situated in western Hubei, covering an area of over 3,000 square kilometres. The special terrain there creates a warm and humid climate, making it a paradise for plants and animals at the meeting point of North and South China. Known as the Oriental Natural Botanic Garden and a natural gene bank for biological species, it shelters some of the world's rarest and most endangered plants and animals, such as Chinese dove trees, South China Tigers, white bears and white snakes. Shennongjia is considered a sacred green land where primitive natural ecology is well preserved. In 1986, with the approval of the State Council, Shennongjia became the National Nature Reserve of Forests and Wild Animal Species. In 1990, UNESCO accepted it into the Protection Plan for Man and Nature. The tourist resources there provide an array of attractions, ranging from primitive forests, mountains and valleys, to waterfalls, rare plants and animals and the mysterious "wild men." Scientific research, study, adventure, sightseeing, skiing and snow sports are all reasons to visit there. There are over 20 major scenic spots in Shennongjia, including Fengjingya, Hongping Valley, Shennong Top, Source of Fragrant Brook and Dajiu Lake. Shennong Top, known as the first peak in Central China, is 3,105 metres above sea level, and traces of ancient floods are still evident o­n the mountain top, the slope, and the surface of huge exposed boulders. Fengjingya is a dream-like place with many spectacular views, including spectacular cloud formations, exotic stone poles and stone peaks, and magnificent mountains reflected in the lucid water.

Shennongjia Traffic

Highway: The main traffic in Shennongjia is the highway. Forest region's main roads are 209 National Road, white fruit trees and red flowers Provincial Road and so o­n. A total length of highways in more than 1,300 km, runs through the north-south, and connects with Xiangfan and Shiyan, Yichang, Xingshan and Badong counties and cities.
You can go to Shennongjia from Wuhan by long-distance bus in Xinhua station, which start at 8:00 pm and arrived in Xingshan County at 6:00am the next day.The fare is 90 BMB/person. Xingshan has the minibusto go Shennongjia Muyu town (60 km), tickets for 10RMB/ person.
You can also ride the train from Wuhan to Shiyan, and then ride the bus to Shangnongjia.
Taxi: Fares starting at 5RMB, and exceeding 1.20RMB/Km over 3kms.

Shennongjia Festivals

Spring Festival generally refers to lunar New Year's Eve and in the first lunar month first day. But in the folk, in the traditional significance's Spring Festival is refers to from the December eighth day's sacrificial sacrifice either in the December 23 or 24 offering sacrifice to the kitchen god, yizhi dao in first lunar month 15, take the lunar New Year's Eve and in the first lunar month first day as the high tide. In Spring Festival period, our country's Han Nationality and the national minority must hold each kind of activity to show to celebrate. These activities take offer a sacrifice to worship the gods Buddha, to hold a memorial service for the ancestor, to abolish the old and establish the new, to welcome auspiciousness to meet the luck, the hope good harvest year as the primary coverages. Moves richly colorful, has the rich national characteristics.

China is multi-ethnic country; various national New Year’s form has had the difference respectively. The Han Nationality, the Manchu nationality and the Korean National Minority celebrates Spring Festival's manners and customs to be similar, family reunion, the people eat the lunar new year's cake, the boiled dumplings as well as each kind of sumptuous meal, are decorated with lanterns and colored streamers, to set off the firecrackers, and prays for heavenly blessing mutually. The period celebration extremely is Spring Festival bountiful, has the lion dance, to play the dragon, and also has walks o­n stilts, the row-boat dance. Follows the ancestor worship in some local people to make sacrifices to a god the activity, implores the New Year good crop weather, safe, abundant harvest. Ancient times's Mongolian national minority, was called the Spring Festival “the white festival”, in first lunar month called the white month, was the propitious pleasant meaning. The Tibetan national minority is the Tibetan calendar. The Hui tribe, the Uygur national minority, the Kazakh national minority and so o­n, are “the Corban”. Spring Festival is also the Miao national minority, the Chuang national minority, the Yao national minority and so o­n grand holiday.

Shennongjia Service Telephones

Shennongjia Tourism Commission
Tel :0719-3335609
Fax :0719-3337189
Zip Code: 442400
Address: central Street of Songbai town, Shennongjia, Hubei Province
Shennongjia Tourism Bureau Tel :0719 - 3339088
Hubei Provincial Tourism complaints Tel :027-87124701
National Tourism complaints Tel:010-65275315

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