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Zhuzhou Shennong Valley National Forest Park

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Shennong Valley National Forest Park, located 45km away from Wanyang Mountain in the east of Yanling County, Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province. and 12km away from Jingang Mountain where Chair Mao ever established revolution base area, is a great resort for avoiding hot summer, relaxation, recuperation and exploration. It is a natural green wonderland and zoological garden with forest coverage rate over 90 percent.

In Shennong Valley National Forest Park, there are 6 scenic zones and over 40 scenic spots. Elegance, delight, wonders and danger contains in mountain, water, stone and woods. 6 Main scenic zones include Stone Hugged by Tree, Bead Curtain Waterfall, Shibian Stone, A Thread of Sky, Flagstone, Lion Cliff, Dragon Pool and Galaxy.

The scenic spot of Dragon Pool and Galaxy is of grand sight. Jinghua Stream and Menghua Stream merges into a milky way which flows unceasingly like running wild horse. That is why it is called galaxy. Wild stream sometimes is hindered by giant stone and sometimes falls down from high place, thus, a bottomless stone pool formed. White waves rise as high as heaven in the pool just like a dragon dancing wildly. So, it is also called Dragon Pool.

If you have inclination to visit this park, here is a kind reminder for you. The cosy days in Shennong National Forest Park is as long as 114 days and the comfortable tourism time is from the middle ten days of April to November.

By Patricia

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