article - Yandangshan

Yandangshan is a national forest park, national geopark, and UNESCO Global Geopark located in China’s Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou City, Yueqing City, located in Yongjia county and parts of Wenling city. It is about 300 km away from Hangzhou and 70 kilometers from Wenzhou.

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There are several mountain ranges in this area named Yandang. The main scenic area is a part of North Yandang centred around an ancient caldera, near the small town of Yandang (雁荡镇, Yàndàng Zhèn), and includes the highest peak in the area. “Yandangshan” or “Mount Yandang” usually refers to this area, and this article focuses on this part of the Yandang mountains.

Entry to the park is free, but every section of the park charges its own admission fee. Tickets do not allow re-entry, and in cases where the area offers a night view, that requires a separate ticket. These independent zones are generally small valleys with an array of rocks, temples, cliffs, caves, waterfalls, and other sights, and most take about two hours to visit.

Map of Yandangshan

The nearest airport is Wenzhou Longwan International Airport in Wenzhou. With a high-speed railway station near the park entrance, it may also be convenient to fly into airports in major nearby cities such as Hangzhou, Shanghai, or Ningbo, then take the train.

  • 28.3446121.14791 Yandangshan Station (雁荡山站). This station on the high-speed Yongtaiwen railway line between Ningbo and Wenzhou has regular service to major cities in the region. There is a bus into town during daylight hours from a bus terminal southwest of the station. (updated Jul 2018)

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