China's forest oxygen bar –Huading National Forest Park
Zhu Mei
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China's fourth "forest oxygen bar" list, a reference to places with plenty of trees, was recently released including 22 forest parks. CGTN will be reviewing 10 of these listed natural heavens. Today, we take a look inside the Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province.
The Huading National Forest Park lies in the Tiantai Mountain in Tiantai County of Taizhou City. Covering an area of about 187 square kilometers, Tiantai Mountain scenic area is divided into 13 parts with Guoqing Temple, Shiliang Waterfall, Huading Peak among the most beautiful sights.
Guoqing Temple at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Guoqing Temple at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Guoqing Temple at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Guoqing Temple at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Guoqing Temple at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Guoqing Temple at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Huading National Forest Park: What to see

Huading Peak, the highest peak at the Huading National Forest Park, is 1098 meters above the sea level and is also the main peak of Tiantai Mountain. From an aerial view, Huading and surrounding peaks look like a lotus bud with Huading Peak at the center.
The Shiliang Waterfall is a rare masterpiece of nature. A narrow stone bridge spans two steep cliffs, and the waterfall plummets about 30 meters into a deep pool with a thundering roar, which is a magnificent view indeed. Many Chinese kung fu movies have been filmed here.
Shiliang Waterfall at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Shiliang Waterfall at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

The large-scale Yunjin rhododendrons on the mountain are in full blossom in May every year, which is the most exciting time to visit the Huading National Forest Park. Many tourists visit the park to see the splendid spring scenery. 
Tourists take photos of the blooming rhododendrons at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Tourists take photos of the blooming rhododendrons at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Blooming rhododendrons at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Blooming rhododendrons at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Blooming rhododendrons at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Blooming rhododendrons at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Tourists take photos of the blooming rhododendrons at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Tourists take photos of the blooming rhododendrons at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

The cheerful rhododendrons in spring, the refreshing weather in summer, the beautiful sunrises in autumn and the snow fairyland in winter make the Huading National Forest Park a fascinating place for tourists all round the year. 

Travel tips:

Entrance fee: 50 yuan (7.24 U.S. dollars)
Transportation: Tourists can take a 2-3 hours bus journey from Shanghai or Hangzhou to Tiantai County, and then transfer to Huading National Forest Park. The bus from Tiantai North Bus Station to Huading National Forest Park departs at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. every day.
Best visiting time: April to October   
A tea garden at Xianju County of Taizhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

A tea garden at Xianju County of Taizhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

(Cover: A waterfall at Huading National Forest Park in east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo)