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Published on May 24, 2012
Langshan Mountain, a beautiful and charming place, enjoys countless poetry created by many ancient and modern literary men. The pronunciation of "崀" is "Lang". It is said that during an southward inspection tour, Emperor Shun arrived at Langshan Mountain only to find the scenery was so amazing that he forgot to leave, praised "it is a good one among mountains" and granted the Chinese character "崀" for it. Since then, this mountain has been called Langshan Mountain.
Langshan Mountain, located in the Xinning County at the southwest border of Hunan Province, is a rare scenic area with grand Danxia landform in China or even in the world. Covering an area of 108 square kilometers, it is composed of six scenic spots including Bajiao Mountain Village, Chili Peak, Tianyi Lane, Fuyi River, Zixia Cave, Tiansheng Bridge. Langshan Mountain, with various geomorphic types, features in peak forest, peak cluster with Danxia landform in its prime. It is high, steep, deep and long, integrated with grand, amazing, precipitous, peaceful and beautiful sceneries. There are magnificent mesa, towering rocky columns and rocky walls, steep cliffs with Danxia landform, narrow and winding rocky lane and rocky grooves, vivid graphic landscapes, as well as clean and beautiful Fuyi River. Tourists feel so wonderful that they enjoy staying here. Here is a famous scenic zone for touring, relaxing, rock climbing and exploration, and scientific research. Moreover, it is the most representative and beautiful place with the typical abundance and grade among scenic spots with Danxia landform in China, thus geologists call it as "essence of Danxia landform, the national treasure". The climate of the scenic zone is subtropics moist monsoon climate and it has four seasons with obvious unique features and annual average temperature of 17 ℃; The Fuyi River keeps flowing for the whole year and its minimum flow is 12 m3 /second; lush plants are growing here, including various rare and precious species. The forest coverage is over 70%. With comfortable climate and superior ecological environment, this scenic zone can attract a large number of domestic and overseas tourists all the year around.
On August 2nd, 2010, Langshan Mountain was recorded in the World Heritage List and became China's eighth world natural heritage. Today, Langshan Mountain is a tourist attraction with multiple top reputations such as World Natural Heritage, National Scenic Zone, National Geopark, National AAAA Scenic Spot, etc.