Black Mountain Valley
With an area of 40 square miles (103 square kilometers), Black Mountain Valley, or Heishan Valley, 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Chongqing City, is located in Black Mountain Town (Heishan Town) of Wansheng Economic Development District of Chongqing City. Enjoying a forest coverage of 97%, the primitive natural ecological environment in this scenic area is preserved well. There are distinctive views in the area, including high mountains, deep valleys, steep cliffs, grand waterfalls, winding plank roads and floating bridges, as well as various animals and plants, making Black Valley a great place for rafting, mountain climbing, camping, hunting and hiking.
|Map of Black Mountain Valley |
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Carp River Gorges (Ten-mile Gorges)
Carp River Gorge boasts three extraordinary characteristics: plenty of carp beaching onthe shore, cool weather in summer and animals that live in harmony with local residents. Above the gorges, plank roads and floating bridges are constructed. Walking on the plank roads and floating bridges, visitors see carp swimming beneath, giving a feeling of wandering in an underwater palace. As well, Carp River Gorgeis covered with thick forests. They areseen as natural air conditioners, shading strong sunlight onextremely hot days, making the place a great summer resort. Meanwhile, thick forests are home to more than 300 species of animals that live happily together with local residents.
Fish Leaping Gorge
2. Since the southern area of Black Mountain Valley is higher than the north, it is recommended that tourists start from the south gate to save energy.
How to get to Black Mountain Valley
How to get to Wansheng from Chongqing City
Take a passenger bus at Chenjiaping long-distance bus station and get off at Wansheng bus station. The bus departs every hour from 8:00 to 17:30 and the ticket costs CNY 41.
Take a passenger bus at Nanping long-distance bus station and get off at Wansheng bus station. The bus departs at 9:00 and 13:40 and the ticket costs CNY 40.
Take a passenger bus at Longtou Temple long-distance bus station and get off at Wansheng bus station. The bus departs at 10:00 and 17:00 and the ticket costs CNY 42.
How to get to Black Valley Scenic Area from Wansheng bus station
Take Bus 113 at Wansheng long-distance bus station and get off at Black Mountain Valley South Gate station. The bus departs from 6:30 to 18:00 and the ticket costs CNY 6. The whole journey is about 25 minutes.
Take Bus 106 at Wansheng long-distance bus station and get off at Black Mountain Valley North Gate station.The bus departs from 6:30 to18:30 and the ticket costs CNY5. The whole journey takes about 30 minutes.
|Admission Fee||March - October: CNY 85; November - February: CNY 60 |
* Children of and below 1.3 yards (1.2 meters) are free of charge.
|Transportation Fee inside the Scenic Area||Shuttle bus: CNY 20 |
Sightseeing bus inside the scenic area: CNY 30
Cable Car: CNY 30 for single trip
* Children below 1.3 yards (1.2 meters) are free of charge.
|Opening Hours||9:00 to 17:30|
|Recommended time for a visit||3 to 6 hours|
The last bus back to Chongqing is at 17:00.