The 7 Most Beautiful National Parks In Guangdong

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Contributer14 November 2017

If you’re planning a trip to China, be sure to include Guangdong Province in your itinerary. From luscious forests to sprawling mountains, this Chinese province has it all. Here’s a list of the seven most beautiful must-see national parks in Guangdong.

Nanling National Forest Park

Located in Shaoguan, China, Nanling National Forest Park is a sprawling 66,718 acres, making it the largest natural conservation area in Guangdong Province. This national park is not only known for its size, but also for its mountainous terrain; it is home to one of the tallest peaks in Guangdong. Tucked inside its mountains, cascading waterfalls empty into turquoise pools, making this park arguably one of the most beautiful in the province.

Nanling National Forest Park, Guangdong Sheng, Shaoguan Shi, Ruyuan Yaozuzizhixian, China, +86 751 523 2038


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Xiqiaoshan National Park

Formed by volcanic eruptions approximately 50 million years ago, Mount Xiqiao is an extinct volcano and a sprawling scenic area. Xiqiaoshan National Park, otherwise known as Mount Xiqiao, is located in Foshan, China, and has been designated as both a national forest park and a national geological park.

The park is best known for its 72 peaks, one of which is the tallest in all of Guangdong Province, reaching a height of 1,134ft. The national park is also known for its many caves, and 217ft statue of the goddess of compassion, Guanyin, which rests at the summit of Mount Xiqiao. This national park is a must-visit for history buffs and nature lovers alike.

Xiqiaoshan National Park, Huan Shan Da Dao, Xiqiaozhen, Nanhai Qu, Foshan Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, +86 757 8688 0036


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Luofushan National Park

Otherwise known as Mount Luofu, Luofushan National Park is located in Boluo County in Guangdong Province. Luofushan National Park stretches 61, 776 acres and is home to many temples; Mount Luofu is considered one of China’s sacred mountains due to its rich history in the evolution of Taoism.

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Wutongshang National Park

Located in Shenzen, China, this national park is best known for its diverse vegetation and awe-inspiring scenery and is considered to be an important species bank, being home to over 20 protected animal and plant species. With its dreamy location and famous peaks, Mount Wutong is an essential park to visit while in Guangdong Province.

Mount Wutong, Luohu, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, +86 755 2515 2005

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Zhaoqing Xinghu National Park

Unlike Guangdong’s other national parks, Zhaoqing Xinghu is most well-known for its lake, Star Lake and its Seven Star Crags. The crags’ name derives from its shape, which resembles the Big Dipper constellation, and is located within the area’s limestone mountains. Carved into the limestone cliffs are countless poetic and religious inscriptions dating back to the Tang Dynasty. The park is also home to both stalactite-filled underground caves and temples, making it an irresistible destination for anyone traveling in the area.

Zhaoqing Xinghu, Duanzhou, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China, +86 758 222 5165

Baiyunshan National Forest Park

Baiyunshan National Forest Park is better known as the “White Cloud Mountain”, and occupies 41,513 acres of land within Guangdong Province. The national park was given the nickname White Cloud Mountain due to the clouds that seem to permanently crowd around one of the main peaks of the Funiu Mountain range. Baiyunshan National Park has both a warm-temperature zone and a subtropical temperature zone, which allows for vegetation from both northern and southern China to coexist within its forests. This national park’s diversity and fairytale scenery make it one of the most beautiful parks in Guangdong Province.

Baiyunshan National Forest Park,

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