Located in Yuquan Town, Shanwangping has an average elevation of more than 1,300 meters. The karst landform of Shanwangping is very significant and unique, covering the stone forest area of 524 mu (about 349,333 square meters), which is the largest and the most distinctive ecological stone forest in China. Shanwangping Karst National Ecological Park (also known as Shanwangping Stone Forest Scenic Area) is also the first batch of oxygen bars in China.
The stone forest is full of various trees and vines with different but peculiar shapes. Different stones with strange peaks and distinctive shapes, like crocodile mouths shape, turtle shape, or seal shape, stand inside the scenic area, constructing a natural bonsai.
Meanwhile, the terrain in the scenic area is complex with strong cutting. There is an internet-famous road, which the one side is green while another side is red in this season.
In late autumn, the two-color forest in Wangping has begun to enter the perfect period of tourism. Along the way, the metasequoia forest on one side has gradually turned yellow, while the cedar on the other side still maintains the turquoise color. The magnificent dual-color forest landscape begins to appear.
Besides, the snow cover in winter can be as long as two months with 60 centimeters sometimes. You can also see rare large-scale foggy natural landscapes if it’s fortunate.
Transportation: Chongqing – Chongqing Inner Ring Expressway – Chongqing-Hunan Highway – Nanchuan District – Shanwangping
Recommended touring time: over three hours