A tour of China's 'forest oxygen bars' – Shaanxi Huangling National Forest Park
Updated 17:20, 21-Jul-2019
By She Jingwei

China's fourth "forest oxygen bar" list, a reference to places with plenty of trees, was recently released. CGTN will be reviewing 10 of the 22 listed forest parks. Today, we will take you to Huangling National Forest Park in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. 

Located in the Qiaoshan forest area, around 40 kilometers southwest of the Shaanxi Province's Huangling County, Huangling National Forest Park boasts stunning scenic spots. Covering an area of 4358.5 hectares, the park also makes up over 98 percent of the forest coverage.

Sights to see

A trip to the Huangling National Forest Park is incomplete without going to the Xuanyuan Health Valley in the Northern District of the park, which will immerse you in fresh air and its unique culture. The valley is also noted as the birthplace of the Yellow Emperor.

Aerial view of Shaanxi Huangling National Forest Park. /VCG Photo

Aerial view of Shaanxi Huangling National Forest Park. /VCG Photo

In ancient China, the Yellow Emperor often discussed ways to stay healthy with Qi Bo, a Chinese medicine master, while in the park because the valley is full of Chinese herbs. With the theme of "body relaxation, mind cultivation and nature molding," this place has lured many tourists to visit as part of a spiritual tour. All you need to do here is to slow your steps and be mindful of your environment. 

In addition, Zi'e Temple, a large Buddhist shrine is another must-visit tourist attraction in the park. With a history of more than 1,500 years, the temple is a royal temple where tourists can get a panoramic view of the park and soak up the area's unique culture. 

Shaanxi Huangling National Forest Park at sunrise. /VCG Photo

Shaanxi Huangling National Forest Park at sunrise. /VCG Photo

Do you want to take an adventure in the park? Then you can't miss to walk on a hanging glass road! Stretching for more than 2,000 meters and built on the cliffs, this glass road is a perfect choice for adventure lovers. People who walk on this glass road are like walking between the heaven and the earth. The treetop walk and the glass corridor have offered visitors an opportunity to walk in the air and enjoy the stunning view of the scenery. 

Additionally, the Huangling National Forest Park recently opened some new entertainment activities such as a cliff swing and a karting experience.

Travel tips

1. Transportation: The park is about 40 kilometers away from the Huangling County, which is about a 30-minute drive. 
2. Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
3. Entrance fee: Children under 1.2 meters tall are free; Children between 1.2-1.4 meters in height and students can receive a half-price discount for 50 yuan (7.3 U.S. dollars); 100 yuan (14.5 U.S. dollars) for adults. 

(Cover designed by Qu Bo)