Shaanxi Hongshi Gorge
One of China’s most breathtaking natural wonders, the Hongshi Gorge is an incredible natural landmark that stands as one of China’s greatest natural wonders. For anyone with an interest in China’s scenery, this is a must-see destination. Everyone from children to the elderly should see this site.
Hongshi Gorge: One of China’s Most Impressive Natural Wonders
The Hongshi Gorge is located in the beautiful Yuntai Mountains of Northwest China. The gorge consists of steep, towering cliff walls and red sandstone rocks all around. It is iconic of Northwest China’s natural beauty and wonder and is known for its unique geological history.
A number of waterfalls, springs and streams flow into the gorge’s vast chasm, enhancing its mystical beauty. The White Dragon Waterfall flows more than 160 feet into the gorge and is among the region’s most impressive and memorable sights.
Travel Tips and Relevance
Visitors to this dramatic site should bring a camera to capture its remarkable beauty. Caution when approaching the gorge up-close is strongly advised. The Hongshi Gorge is well-suited for all types of visitors, especially those with a strong interest in China’s natural beauty. Children are especially interested in this site.
A Geological Wonder
In addition to its natural splendor, the gorge is home to 44 cliff dwellings as well as pagodas and huge inscriptions on the sides of its cliffs. These landmarks, combined with its lush scenery and wondrous sense of scale, combine to make Hongshi Gorge one of China’s greatest natural wonders.
Location and Travel Information
The Hongshi Gorge is located by the city of Yulin in the Shaanxi province of Northwest China. It is accessible by both air and by bus. Other nearby attractions in Yulin include the Yulin Old Town as well as the Zhenbei Platform of the Great Wall of China.
I updated this article on November 12, 2013
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