Situated in Leqing, Wenzhou in the southeast of Zhejiang Province, Yandang Mountain is one of the 10 famous mountains in China.
Yandang Mountain, which was formed 120 million years ago, is a typical ancient rhyolitic volcano of the Cretaceous period. Over the past 20,000 years, the volcano in Yandang Mountain has experienced four periods and several dozen eruptions. Thanks to multi eruptions, falls, revivals and rises, and the erosion by water for millions of years, the present landforms were formed. Yandang Mountain covers an area of 450 sq km, and has more than 500 tourist attractions and eight major scenic zones. Of all the scenic spots in Yandang Mountain, Lingfeng Peak, Lingyan Rock and Dalongqiu Waterfall are the most famous, known as the ôthree perfections in Yandang Mountainö.
Yandang Mountain features complicated landforms and abundant tourism resources. When one takes a step forward, the scenery will change; and the peaks show different shapes when they are viewed from different angles. The scenery in Yandang Mountain is mainly composed of peaks, waterfalls, caves and steep cliffs. The main tourist attractions in the mountain include the Two-palm Peak, Double Bamboo Shoots Peaks, Scissor Pak, Lotus Peak, Heavenly Pillar Peak, Flay Display Peak, Pingxia Peak, Dalongqiu Waterfall and Xiaolongqiu Waterfall.
With a high elevation, all the peaks in Yandang Mountain rise abruptly from the ground, and the 100-m-high peaks and cliffs can be seen everywhere. It is almost impossible for tourist to climb the mountain as it is so steep. Going up the mountain along the undulating paths, tourists can appreciate oddly-shaped rocks and steep peaks, which suggest various imaginative forms, such as people and animals. When taking a tour of Yandang Mountain, tourists donĺt need to climb the mountain to appreciate the picturesque scenery. Accordingly, a tour of Yandang Mountain suits to all the people,
There are a lot of caves in various sizes in Yandang Mountain. Once a cave lover spent a whole week visiting the caves in the mountain, but failed to leave his footprints in all them. The largest cave can hold a concert for several hundred people; some are as high as 100 m; and the most famous is Avalokitesvara Cave.
Yandang Mountain contains Dalongqiu Waterfall, Xiaolongqiu Waterfall and numerous streams. Now the streams get together to form a mirror-like lake; now they flow along the winding paths; and now they fall down, like a string of pearls scattered on the green water surface, presenting various types of white patterns.
Yandang Mountain boasts the oddly-shaped peaks and exquisite waters, showing the strong and firm style and delicate and gentle characteristics.
Yandang Mountains is suitable for tourists to visit all the year round.
It is suggested tourists spend two days in Yandang Mountain visiting the main tourist attractions, such as Lingfeng Peak, Lingyan Rock and Dalongqiu Waterfall.
Admission Ticket: There is no through tickets for Yandang Mountain, but each tourist attraction in the mountain charges an admission ticket as follows: Lingfeng Peak (at night): 41 yuan; Lingfeng Peak (for the daytime): 41 yuan; Lingyan Rock: 40 yuan; Dalongqiu Waterfall: 40 yuan; Three-layer Waterfall: 15 yuan; Wild Goose Lake: 15 yuan; Sheep Horn Cave: 15 yuan; and Xiansheng Gate: 15 yuan.
All the tourist attractions in Yandang Mountain are easily accessed by roads. Shuttle buses go directly to all the scenic spots; and tourists may reach all the scenic spots by driving a car. All the stone paths in the mountain are anti-skid, with gentle slopes, so old people and children can walk along the paths safely.
Transport: Take a train from Shanghai to Yandang Mountain. The trains from Shanghai South Railway Station to Yandang Mountain include D377 (08:10-12:15), D3203 (10:50-15.01), D5585 (10:58-15:35), D5555 (13:18-17:27) and D5589 (15:00-20:06). After getting off the train, tourists may go to Yandang Mountain by taxi, and it will cost only 10 yuan.
No scheduled flights from Shanghai to Yandang Mountains. Tourists may fly to Wenzhou, which takes one hour; and then take a bus from Wenzhou to the mountain. We suggest tourists go from Shanghai to Yandang Mountain by train.