Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park is located in the suburban
area of Boshan District, Zibo City, Shandong Province.
Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park is a national-level (AAAA)
scenic spot. It is an area whose outstanding natural beauty mainly
come from the mountain scenery and karst landform. There are three
distinctive scenic spots in Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park:
the Great Wall Constructed by Qi State (during the period of the
Spring and Autumn and Warring States), Taishan Xinggong (imperial
palace for short stays away from the capital temporary dwelling
palace of an emperor when away from the capital) and Stone Sea.
Theses are all scenic spots that are worth visiting.
Approved by the Ministry of Forestry, Yuanshan Mountain National
Forest Park was established in 1992, with the planning area of 1702
hectares. Yuanshan Mountain is composed of four big mountain
systems including Wanglu Mountain, Yuwang Mountain, Yueyang
Mountain and Hushan Mountain. Yuanshang Mountain used to be an
important site for religious acyivities in the history. During the
period of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States, it was of vital
importance in military, so it was the battle field of military
The landscape resources of Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park
consists of the majestic mountain scenery, beautiful botanical
landscape, unique astronomical and water landscape and rich and
centuried human landscape. There are five big scenic spots in
Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park: Fenghuang Mountain Scenic
Spot, Yuwang Mountain Scenic Spot, Wanglu Mountain Scenic Spot,
Xuejia Mountain-top Scenic Spot and Jiagu Tai (Jiagu Terrace)
In Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park, mountains are steep,
landforms are unique sceneries are beautiful and human landscape
and natural landscape are rich. Besides, there are many facilities
and area for entertainment and body-building. So, in Yuanshan
Mountain National Forest Park, tourists can enjoy eating, living,
sight-seeing, shopping and entertaining.
These qualities makes Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park a good
place for ecotourism and relaxation on holidays.
In the luxuriant forests of Yuanshan Mountain, there are Yu Huang
Gong (Palace of Jade Emperor) built in Song Dynasty, Hong Men (Red
Gate) made in Ming Dynasty, Taishan Xinggong (imperial palace for
short stays away from the capital temporary dwelling palace of an
emperor when away from the capital), Lvzu Temple built in Qing
Dynasty and so on.
On the sheer cliffs, there is a large cliff painting presenting the
five-thousand-year history of Chinese people. The Great Wall
Constructed by Qi State during the Warring States Period (475 B.C.
– 221 B.C.) runs across the whole park. It is said that the story
“Mengjiangnv (the oldest daughter of Family Jiang) Weeping over the
Great Wall” came into being here.
Apart from the rich cultural heritage, there are natural sceneries
like the spectacular Stone Sea (formed due to karstification) which
was the subject of the works of the scholars in the history.
In Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park, there are also songs and
dances of minority ethnic groups and performances of wild animals.
Every year, Yuanshan Mountain Mount Climb Festival and Yuanshan
Mountain Red Leaf Festival are held here. There are over 30 main
scenic spots here including the Qi Chang Cheng (Great Wall Built by
Qi State), Bei Guo Shi Hai (Stone Sea in Northern China), Cliff
Painting, Forests Playground, Min Su Feng Qing Yuan (Folk-custom
Park), Niao Yu Lin (Forest of Birds’ Singing), Yun Bu Bridge, Kong
Long Gu (Dinosaur Valley), Gu Zhan Chang Yi Zhi (Ruins of Ancient
Battlefield), Shi Hai Zhan Bridge, Ai Wan Pavilion, Wang Hai Tower,
Gu Pao Lou (Ancient Blockhouse), Qi Lu Li Shi Ming Ren Yuan (Garden
introducing celebrities born here in the history), Yu Huang Gong
(Palace of Jade Emperor), Taishan Xinggong, Lvzu Temple, Gu Zhan
Chuan (Ancient Warships), San Shi Liu Ji Yan Diao (Rock Carvings on
the Thirty-Six Stratagems) and so on.
How to Get There:
Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park is about 40 kilometers
(about 24.85 miles) from Zibo Railway Station, about a 30-minute
drive. It is 4 kilometers (about 2.49 miles) from the Bus Station,
about a 10-minute drive.
Tourists can take Bus 11, 13, 15, 17, 49, Bus, 98, 113 or 117 at
Boshan Bus Station and get off at the stop of Yuan Shan Lin Chang
(Yuanshan Tree Farm) first. Ad then ,they just need to walk along
the mountain road for 5 or 6 minutes to get to the ticket office of
Yuanshan Mountain National Forest Park.