Tag: CN – Hubei Shennongjia

New air route links south China metropolis, skiing destination; Xinhua

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China Southern Airlines on Wednesday opened a new flight route linking the southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou to the Shennongjia Forestry District in Central China’s Hubei province.

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Azaleas’ allure; Wang Keju & Liu Kun; China Daily

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China – Hubei Shennongjia

The botanical wonderland in Shennongjia is about to explode with blooms

Marvelous masses of amazing azaleas make Shennongjia blossom during the ongoing season – in every sense.

The forest in Hubei province hosts over 4,000 species of plants – actually, it takes its name from a quasi-mythological botanist who’s said to have dwelled in the area while experimenting with pharmacology and eventually accidentally poisoned himself during his trials. Oh, and he’s often depicted as a human with horns.

The only well-preserved subtropical forest ecosystem in the world’s middle latitudes became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016, making it China’s 50th.

Over 150 million azaleas cover about a third of the 3,250-square-kilometer wilderness. About 35 varieties of the flower color the landscape in reds, purples, yellows and whites.

Azaleas bloom for a relatively long time because of the area’s altitude.

Those in the lower elevations bloom from late March until early June.

The blossoms that flower at over 2,000 meters above sea level are encased in ice and snow during the May Day holiday, which falls on May 1.

Azaleas are considered a symbol of pure and unrequited love in Shennongjia.

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Spectacular footage shows once in a decade cloud waterfall pouring over the side of mountain; Scott Feng; Mirror

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China – Hubei Shennongjia

The clouds fell spectacularly over the top of a mountain in Shennongjia, central China’s Hubei Province.

A beautiful once-in-a-decade cloud waterfall was caught on camera as it rolled over the top of a mountainous forest.

The clouds fell spectacularly down the mountain in Shennongjia, central China’s Hubei Province.

The weather phenomenon requires an extremely stable set of weather and environment conditions in order to take place.

These include stable air followed by heavy rainfall over a plateau surrounded by large hills

This year Shennongjia, a UNESCO world heritage site, provided the ideal conditions for the cloud waterfall to form.

Chinese tourist authorities filmed the scene and set it to some majestic choral music to promote the area, which receives millions of visitors a year.

Luckily the phenomenon lasted for several hours, allowing plenty of time for filming.

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‘Cloud waterfall’ caught on camera rolling down mountain in China; Liz Dunphy; Daily Mail

China – Hubei Shennongjia

 

  • Clouds rolled spectacularly down a mountainside in Shennongjia Forest District
  • The weather phenomenon filmed in China needs extremely stable air conditions
  • Heavy rain must then fall over a plateau surrounded by mountains for the effect
  • Shennongjia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provided the ideal situation

A beautiful and rare cloud waterfall has been caught on camera in a mountainous forest region of China.

The clouds rolled spectacularly down a mountainside in Shennongjia Forest District in central China’s Hubei Province.

The weather phenomenon requires extremely stable air conditions followed by heavy rainfall over a plateau surrounded by mountains in order to take place.

And Shennongjia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2016, provided the ideal situation for the cloud waterfall to form.

 

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Green paradise; Yang Feiyue & Liu Kun; China Daily

China – Hubei Shennongjia

With magnificent peaks and grand valleys, Shennongjia, in the western part of Hubei province, has long been known for its pristine environment, diverse landscapes and wildlife

It is practically a world surrounded by green. And it is cool during our visit in early June, with its green mountains and gurgling rivers shrouded in mist.

Shennongjia, in the western part of Hubei province, in Central China, has long been known for its pristine environment, diverse landscapes and wildlife. It not only has magnificent peaks that stand more than 3,000 meters above sea level, but also grand and quiet valleys.

Here, geologists have found strata from the past billion years and describe the region as a museum, says Li Faping, a senior official in Shennongjia.

At the same time, waterfalls, rivers and lakes have created an impressive cave system underground.

 

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Green paradise; Yang Feiyue & Liu Kun; Flipboard

China – HUBEI SHENNONGJIA

It is practically a world surrounded by green. And it is cool during our visit in early June, with its green mountains and gurgling rivers covered by a mist.

Shennongjia, in the western part of Hubei province, in central China, has long been known for its pristine environment, diverse landscapes and wildlife. It not only has magnificent peaks that stand more than 3,000 meters above sea level, but also grand and quiet valleys.

Here, geologists have found strata from the past one billion years and call the region a museum, says Li Faping, a senior official in Shennongjia.

At the same time, waterfalls, rivers and lakes have given rise to an impressive cave system underground.

Its well-preserved natural beauty recently earned Shennongjia the privilege of hosting the first China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day and a world natural heritage conference on June 10.

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