China is a large country with different kinds of landscape. People are always eager to go to the big forest to breathe fresh air and feel the breath of nature. So where is the most beautiful forest to visit in China? What are the most beautiful forests in China? Here lists the top ten most beautiful forest regarded by "China National Geographic"!
No.1 Picea Schrenkiana Forest, Xinjiang
Picea Schrenkiana Forest
in China is distributed in the south and north slope of Tianshan Mountain in Xinjiang, West Kunlun mountains, west Junggar Mountain, extending from east to the west for 1800 kilometers, stretch west towards the Tianshan Mountain and Alaishan Mountain, which is the main mountain evergreen coniferous forest in the central Asian desert zone mountain. In North slope of Tianshan Mountain Pincea Schrekiana Forest distribution between 1500 meters to 2800 meters’ subalpine and low mountain, in addition to the Picea Schrenkiana and there are Tianshan spruce. In the north slope of Tianshan Mountain, the picea schirenkiana forest distribute in low mountain elevation 1500 m-subalpine, constitutes the intermittent rapid thousands of miles of mountain forest perpendicular band. In the forest and mountain meadows, grasslands, thickets staggered distribution.
North slope of Tianshan Mountain Pincea Schrekiana Forest distribution between 1500 meters to 2800 meters’ subalpine and low mountain, in addition to the Picea Schrenkiana and there are Tianshan spruce.
More than 90% of Tianshan Mountains Forest area is growing Picea schrenkiana in 1400 to 2700 meters above sea level in middle mountain of schattenseite. Picea schrenkiana is winding and continuing for miles. It is mixed with tall broad-leaved, lush and colorful, which make up the beautiful scenery.
No.2 Changbaishan Mountain Mixed Coniferous Broad-leaved Forest, Jilin
Mixed Coniferous Broad-leaved Forest of Changbaishan
concentration distribute in Lesser Khingan Mountains, Zhangguangcai Mountain, Wanda Mountain and Taipingling hill region, are temperate humid regions of zonal vegetation types in Heilongjiang province. The major conifer is Korean pine, and mixed with a variety of hardwood. The species composition of Lesser Khingan Mountains Korean pine broad-leaved mixed forest is single; the species composition in eastern mountains Korean pine broad-leaved mixed forest tree is various.
Korean pine is northeast precious tree species, mainly Korean pine needle broad-leaved mixed forest, is the most representative in the northeast of forest types. Heilongjiang Province established Fenglin Nature Reserve in the south of the Lesser Khingan Ranges in 1958, where 80 percent of China's Korean pines grow, covers an area of 18400 hectares. The Korean pine, which reaches a mature height of 30-40 meters, is unique tree specie in the northeast of China. A popular ornamental tree in parks and large gardens where the climate is cold, it is also a good architectural material and its seeds contain 70 percent oil. With an area of 18,400 hectares, the Fengtai Nature Reserve contains 568 kinds of plants and has become a nature museum for biologists to research this kind of forest ecosystem.
No.3 Tropical Rainforest of Jianfeng Mountain, Hainan
Jianfenglin region is still preserved the whole area of China's largest tropical forest, the integrity of the vegetation and species diversity are among the top, followed by the Amazon, the Congo River and Southeast Asian tropical rainforest. This Park Forest coverage rate is 96%, ancient towering trees, vines, streams, flowing cloud, melting the mountain, sea and forest together. Tropical rainforest of Jianfeng Mountain is located in the north of Ledongli autonomous county of Sanya, 90 kilometers away from Sanya city, built in 1976, and covers an area of about 1600 hectares. The protection object is mainly tropical rainforests and gibbons, peacock pheasant and other rare animals. In this mysterious big forest 75% and 85% of wildlife species of the plant in Hainan are growing here.
Around the mountain is silent, especially at an altitude of 600 meters of Jianfengling Tianchi surrounding by natural forest, birds around the flowers, with the annual average temperature of 19° C to 24.5 ° C. In summer, cool wind blow gently, the air is fresh contain high content of negative ions in the air, plant nutrients concentration is large, and so it is a good healing summer resort. Richness of plants bring prosperity of the animals. Wild animals more than 20 species, more than 150 kinds of birds, butterfly species is much more than “the butterfly kingdom” in Taiwan.
No.4 Alpine rhododendron forest of Baima Snow Mountain, Yunnan
Western Yunnan Alpine Rhododendron Forest is rich in rhododendron plant species, with dense rhododendron, rhododendron clementinae and so on more than 200 kinds. The color of the azaleas in full bloom season, numerous and complicated color decorated the mountains to magnificent brilliant beauty.
Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve is located in the middle of Hengduan Mountains in the northern section of Yuengling Main Peak of Baima Snow Mountain (also known as Baimang Snow Mountain) and the snow-capped mountains of the Jinsha River Slope. Administrative belonging to the Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture bordering Tibet Mangkang county on the north, on the other side of the Jisha river and Derong county in Sichuan province in the east, With a total area of 1879931 hectares. Western Yunnan alpine rhododendron forest is rich in rhododendron plant species, with dense rhododendron, rhododendron clementinae and so on more than 200 kinds. The color of the azaleas in full bloom season, numerous and complicated color decorated the mountains to magnificent brilliant beauty. Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve was set up in 1983, covers an area of 1880 square kilometers, including the northern section of Yuengling Baima Snow Mountain and Renzhi Snow Mountain, between the Jinsha River and Lancang River. Reserve Mountains derive from Mount Tunggula in Tibet name Ningjing Mountains; call Yuengling in the Yunnan region, and it is watershed between Lancang River and Jinsha River. The reserve mountain line is at an altitude of 4000 meters, there are 20 mountain peaks more than 5000 meters above sea level. Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve was set up in 1983, covers an area of 1880 square kilometers, including the northern section of Yuengling Baima Snow Mountain and Renzhi Snow Mountain, between the Jinsha River and Lancang River. Reserve Mountains derive from Mount Tunggula in Tibet name Ningjing Mountains; call Yuengling in the Yunnan region, and it is watershed between Lancang River and Jinsha River. The reserve mountain line is at an altitude of 4000 meters, there are 20 mountain peaks more than 5000 meters above sea level.
No.5 Linzhi Spruce Forest, Tiebt
Linzhi Spruce Forest of Bomigang Village in Tibet, located in turns of Brahmaputra waters 22 km west of northeast Bomi county, middle and lower reaches of the Parlung Zangbu River from northeast to southwest across the mountains and lush forest sea, north of the warm air flow forms abundant rainfall and a mild climate, is central area of the development of the modern glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau region, one of the rare maritime glacier in China. The growth speed of trees in the protected area forest, continuous phase and unit volume is much higher than similar forest at home and abroad, especially spruce. With a total area of 4600 hectares, including more than 2800 hectares of forest area, protected area down the mountain have towering ancient trees and rare wild animals, rich in all kinds of rare medicinal herbs. Reserve is mostly in the 2600 to 5000 meters above sea level, where is affected by the Indian Ocean southwest monsoon, the climate is humid and mild. Dense forest in the area mainly are spruce and fir tree with straight trunk and tall dark coniferous forest, part of thick forests grow with dense arrow bamboos, it also hard to pass through the dense bamboos.
No.6 Xishuangbanna Tropical Forest, Yunnan
Xishuangbanna Tropical Forest northern is located in the edge of the northern place of south of the tropic of cancer, belong to the tropical monsoon climate, warm and sunny all the year round, humid and rainy, it is the only oasis desert on the tropic of cancer on the earth, is China's most complete, most typical and the largest tropical rain forest ecosystem, also is the scarce gene pool of rare plants and animals on earth today where is known as a natural wonders on the earth. Five thousands of many kinds tropical plants and animals in Xishuangbanna existing in the nearly two square kilometers of land, which is breathtaking. “One tree forest”, “the king of flowers”, “hanging garden”, graceful peacock are beautiful picture scroll created by nature elaborately in Xishuangbanna, where can fully enjoy the tropical flavor without going out of China. If wandering in Xishuangbanna Dai ethnic villages, besides the characteristics of folk customs, tourist can also feel the characteristic of lush and green. Among them, the wild elephant valley, parashorea cathayensis, primeval forest park is renowned ecotourism scenic spot in China. In the same latitudes land with Xishuangbanna in the world, basically is dominated by savanna and desert, forming a “the tropical of cancer desert". And the oasis in Xishuangbanna is like a shining emerald inlaid on the “the tropical of cancer desert".
Xishuangbanna primitive forest park provides a unique primeval forest natural scenery and charming ethnic customs. In the park there are the best preserved tropical rainforest valleys of south of the tropic of cancer, the peacock breeding base, the monkey domestication base, large ethnic customs performance field, Aini ethnic stockaded village, Jiulong waterfall, Manshuanglong pagoda, hundreds of meters of granite relief, golden lake legend, ethnic flavor barbecue field and so on for more than 50 scenic area attractions, highlights the “virgin forests, wildlife and folk customs” three big theme characteristics.
No.7 Luntai Diversiform, Xinjiang
Luntai Diversiform-leaved Forest is in Luntai County, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is located in the south of Tianshan Mountain; the north rim of the Tarim Basin, here is the world's largest, the densest, the best existing “tertiary living fossil”, that is, more than 40 thousand mu of natural poplar forest. Poplar forest in Tarim River Basin is a typical desert forest meadow vegetation types, distribute from upstream to downstream river valley. Although poplar forest structure is relatively simple, it has a strong zonality ecological characteristic. Dyed Sunglow or in the sunset, it gives a person with a mysterious feeling at the same time, also make people understand the vitality and hope.
Enter into the front door of park, the first thing you encounter is 3 old poplars, visitors are all stop to stay here, go down to see these unusual trees. Their trunk is empty, but the crown is still flourishing, casting a large green shade. Next to the tree on the left is a lake, this small lake is formed by natural flood discharge of Tarim River In recent years, after forest park opening, several white swans come here, they would just chooses the place to stay, even in the winter they also won’t leave. Around the lake are dense poplars, visitors can fishing on the shore of the lake.
No.8 Libo Karst Forest (Guizhou)
Libo Karst Forest in Maolan Nature Reserve forms a rich variety of growing environment because of the special geographical position, warm and humid climate under the influence of karsts geological features. Guizhou Maolan National Nature Reserve is located in the southeast of Libo County; it is consist of three parts of southeastern city of karsts forest, Jialiang town Dongting five hieroglyphics points and seven small heart of karsts forest science. With a total area of 21100 hectares, the forest coverage rate is 87.54%. According to the learning of all aspects of information and data show that Maolan Karsts Forest is at present the world's rare subtropical karsts strong primordial remaining forests in our country and even the world. The area formed by forest and karsts ecosystem, contain a complex and profound scientific content, it is not only a natural science museum for scientific workers to study karsts forest, vegetation, animals, soil, weather, hydrology and ecological environment of, and it give a person beautiful enjoyment with unique karsts natural scenery.
Starting from Guiyang, in Guiyang city bus station there are buses to Libo every morning, after arriving to Libo, you may find a lot of buses to Maolan, and you can consult with the owner and ask him drive you directly to the Banzhai village, the price is very cheap, then you can start hiking trip. From Banzhai village to Changshan Yao ethnic village needs walking for half an hour and you can spend the night at the local Yao nationality people's home.
Larch Forest in the Great Khingan Mountains, Heilongjiang & Inner Mongolia
Larch Forest in the Great Khingan Mountains is part of the northern Eurasia coniferous forest, is the continuation of the south part which belong to the coniferous forest in the southern East Siberia. Down part of mountain is dense brown forest soil, the upside of mountain is brown coniferous forest soil, all present acidic reaction. The vegetation here has obvious vertical zoning phenomenon. At an altitude of 600 meters below the valley is modern Mongolian larchen forest. Other trees are black birch, aspen, linden, northeast China ashtree, amur cork tree, etc. Understory shrubs are two lespedeza, hazelnuts, mandshurica, etc. The Great Khingan Mountains is important mountains in northeast China. Heilongjiang south is the source of Ergun River and the cradle main tributary of Nenjiang River. From the Heilongjiang River, move towards north-east and north-north to east direction; end in the south of Xar Moron River valley. Between northern latitude 43°- 53°30 ', east longitude 117 ° 20 '- 126 °. It is about 1200 kilometers, 200-300 km wide, covers an area of 8.44 square kilometers. Most part is 1100 to 1400 meters above sea level.
Great Khingan Mountains region situated in China's northernmost, with short winter but long summer, especially at Mohe River, Los ancient river region, more than seven months in winter, the sunshine time is very short, summer is only 2 months or so, however, from July to August each year, sunshine time is 17 hours. At Mohe region, the annual average temperature of 4 ℃ below zero, the winter temperature more than 40 ℃ below zero, however, because of the large forest wind, although the temperature is very low, it is not so terrible as people think it will be. Travel here in winter; visitors can wear cotton, cotton trousers, jacket, plus a set of hats, scarves and gloves.
Shunan Bamboo Forest (Sichuan)
Shunan Bamboo Forest is located in the territory of Yibin city at the boundary of the two counties--Changning and Jiangan County, about 430 kilometers north of Chengdu, is famous for its bamboo sea. Bamboo forest is a national AAAA level tourist area, “China National Scenic Area”, “Chinese Tourist Destination Top Forty”, “China biosphere reserve”, and was rewarded as one of the 10 most beautiful forests in China by Chinese National Geography
magazine. Bamboo Forest scenic area has 124 scenic spot with wide distribution. The entire scenic area is about 13 km long from east to west, about 6 km wide north-south, including attractions 15 first level attractions, 19 secondary attractions. Bamboo forest is famous because of magnificent, risk, serene and beautiful. Bamboo Forest air is fresh and pure, ion content is higher, and it is our country first level tourist area of environmental protection. Bamboo Forest located in Yibin, Sichuan, about 60 kilometers to downtown Yibin city. A total of 58 species of bamboo, the scenic spot more than 70000 acres, is the largest “green bamboo park” in China.
The Shunan Bamboo Sea is located in Yibin of southern Sichuan Province. Covering over 4,000 hectares with a vast plantation of bamboo, the site has been a rare and famous scenic area since ancient times. The core scenic area is of 44 square kilometers, a total of eight main scenic area two order 134 sights. A total of 58 species of bamboo, the scenic spot is more than 70000 acres, where is China's largest collection place of landscape, caves, lakes, waterfalls, with a long history of human landscape and it is one of the biggest original “green bamboo park”; Vegetation coverage is 87%, and the natural oxygen bar with extremely high content of air negative ions in the country.
The above are the most beautiful forests in China. They look quite beautiful when you are visiting there in best season.