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Taiping National Forest Park

Taiping National Forest Park, Xi'an Attraction

Brief Introdtion

Taiping National Forest Park is located in Taiping Valley, Huxian County, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. A total area of 6085 hectares. Elevation between 880 meters-3000 meters, the highest ice top 3015 meters. The park is rich in plant resources and has a wide variety of species. The State protects more than 30 species of animals.

In 1997, Taiping National Forest Park became a provincial forest park in Shaanxi Province, and was promoted to National Forest Park in December 2004.  In July 2010, the National Tourism Administration assessed the park as a national aaaa class tourist attraction. In December 2010, Xi'an Municipal Government recognized Xi'an as "Xi'an service brand".


Geographical & Climate

The Taiping National Forest Park, as the core scenic spot of the world geopark in the Zhongnanshan Mountains, is located in the middle part of the Qinling Mountains. It belongs to the ice top ductile shear zone and the structural mixed lithotization zone, and is divided into the Huangyangba structure waterfall landscape group. Shimen mixed rock landscape group, Yuegongtan canyon landscape group and original forest landscape group. Taiping scenic spot is located in the North Qinling tectonic belt, a secondary tectonic unit of the Qinling orogenic belt. From the tectonic paleoenvironment of the plate, it is located near the continental side to the north of the paleotrench.

Taiping National Forest Park belongs to Huxian County, Shaanxi Province, warm temperate humid continental monsoon climate zone, four seasons cold and warm dry and wet.  the average annual temperature is 7-10 ?, and the temperature is only 29 ? in the hottest summer.


Main Highlights

Taiping National Forest Park has a wide range of heights, cliffs, peaks, valleys, waterfalls, rapids and dangerous beaches, forming a rich and wonderful natural landscape of mountains and rivers. There are five scenic spots in the garden, such as Shimen, Moon Palace, Shizhongzi, Huangyang Dam and Hualin Bay.


Shimen Scenic area is located from the coal yard to Shaling about 3 km, the main scenic spots are stone scenery, landscape and water features as the theme. The main scenic spots are: tortoise Wang Feng, mother and son hope to return, Shimen, first line, Longji Ridge, General Feng, Yishan Buddha, banded mixed rock. the scenic spot is named for Ouyang Xun's inscription "Stone Gate", where the rocks are rugged, the mountain loops turn, and the boulders are in various shapes, thus forming a lifelike landscape.


Huangyang Dam

From Sha Ling to Rainbow Falls, the length of 4.7 km. Terrain has opened and closed, stone scene, cliff (rock) scenery, forest scenery has its own characteristics. Especially eight waterfalls eighteen pools in the north of our country alone.  there are 12 large and small waterfalls in Huangyangba Scenic area. The maximum drop of waterfall is 160 meters, and is concentrated within 2.5 kilometers.

Among them Rainbow Falls, Crane Bridge Falls, Hanxia Falls, Longkou Flying waterfall and other most characteristic. The water splashed down the boulders, and the scattered spray of water formed rainbows by reflection and refraction of the sun.


Moon Palace

Moon Palace Lake Scenic Spot from the North turnout, south to the end of the turnout, an area of 1240 hectares, along the narrow and steep river, tortuous tortuous, deep pools in tandem, boulders, dense trees, peak fog, highlighting the valley, clear water and primitive forest ingenious combination of natural landscape.


Admission Fee: CNY 65
Address: No. 26, Fengjing Road, Huoyi district, Xi'an
Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00
Tel: 029-84812716
Best Season for Visit: Mar.- Nov.


How to get to Taiping National Forest Park

1). You can take shuttle bus to Taiping National Forest Park
      From Xi'an South Bus Station
  or From Huxian South Bus Station
  or From Xi'an West Bus Station

Time for shuttle bus: 8:00-9:00; 16:00-17:00

2). Bus route

  Take bus No. 921 and get off Taiping National Forest Park (Bus start at 5:30 and ends at 18:00)

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