Yunding Scenic Area locates at the top of Qingyun Mountain in Yongtai County, Fuzhou. It is only 90 kilometers away from Fuzhou downtown. Covering an area of 36 square kilometers, the scenic area has 7 peaks more than 1,000 meters above sea level. The highest peak is 1,130 meters, which is also known as "Shangri-La in Fujian". It is a comprehensive tourist destination integrating sightseeing, leisure, health care and adventure together. It is a National 4A Class Scenic Area.
Main attractions at Yunding Scenic Area
Yunding Scenic Area consists of 5 tourist areas, including Flower Terraced Field, Tianchi Grassland, Emerald Valley, Honghe Valley and Colorful Waterfall Valley. Strolling through the colorful flower terraces, people can enjoy the beauty of natural all year round.
Flower Terraced Field is only high-altitude flower terraces in Fujian. The clouds and mist drift through the mountains like a fairyland. The cornflowers, calendula, cosmos, sulphur chrysanthemum, serpentina, zinnia, buckwheat and other nearly one hundred kinds of flowers are competing for blossom. The sea of colorful flowers will bring strong visual impacts.
Tianchi Grassland locates at an altitude of 1,100 meters. The volcanic eruption hundreds of millions of years ago made the wonderful and amazing Tianchi. There is a magical alpine grassland with an area of 10,000 acres. It spreads like a huge green carpet along the rolling hills. In the middle of the grassland, there is a curved elliptical volcanic pond, like a huge and clear crystal inlaid in it. The pond is about 12 acres. The average depth of the pond is 1.5 meters.
Emerald Valley's total length is 1.7 kilometers. There is a deep pool formed by two waterfalls in the valley. The pool water is very green, just like the emerald. There are also other small pools, connecting with each other. The gorges, wonderful rocks and waterfalls form distinctive scenes in Emerald Valley.
Honghe Valley has a total length of 2 kilometers, which spreads along the streams and cliffs. The riverbed is red, composed of a complete piece of red rhyolite rock; hence the name. The dense primary forests, the rare red riverbed, the beautiful mountains and the clear river show the unique charm of Honghe Valley.
Colorful Waterfall Valley is 1.8 kilometers long, like an ancient ink painting picture scroll. It contains seven waterfalls in different sizes and shapes. The seven waterfalls can be called as the visual feast, gorgeous and magnificent, forming a attractive wonder in Yunding Scenic Area.