Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park (Hua Guo Shan)

The Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park (Hua Guo Shan) is situated in the Yiyang County which is 89 kilometers (55 miles) away to the west of Luoyang City. With an acreage of 180 square kilometers (about 69 square miles), it spans over 108 hills, and the main peak is 1,831.8 meters (about 6,010 feet) above the sea level. 87.4% of the mountain is covered by forests, resulting in abundant attractive sceneries. The Flower and Fruit Mountain was originally named Daughter Mountain or Stone Rooster Mountain. Since early Jin Dynasty (256-420), it has been a popular tourist attraction in China. In ancient times, it has enjoyed the reputation of one of the Seventy-two Blissful Lands (being the residence of Taoist immortals) such as Mt. Lushan and Mt. Wudangshan.

According to the various different themes of the sceneries, the Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park could be mainly divided into five sections.

East Section of Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park

In the east area of the park, here lies the Summit Yue beauty spot. This area covers about 2163.7 hectares (about 5346.6 acres). With the characteristics of charm and sequester, the area boasts natural views of sunrise, snow scenery on Summit Yue, the tranquil forest scenery and the various remarkable rocks.

Mid Part of Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park

The mid part of the Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park, with an area of 810.6 hectares (about 2003 acres), portrays an image of odd, artful and cunning. Taking the prosperous Huashan Temple (Flower Mountain Temple) as the center, one can find some remarkable rocks that resemble figures of priest Xuanzang and Monkey King, personified in the famous Chinese story Journey to the West.

West Part of Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park

Covering about 938.1 hectares (about 2,318 acres), the west part of this park is an area full of diverse waterfalls and pools. Some are narrow but nevertheless torrential, such as the Jiuqu Waterfall, while some are huge and powerful like Shuangdie Waterfall (Double Waterfall).

Southwest of Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park

In the southwest area of Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park, there is a rare animal and plants reserve. The dense virgin forests here provide those animals a perfect living environment.

Flowers and Fruits

As the name Flower and Fruit Mountain implies, the Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park is a fascinating place full of beautiful flowers and fruits. In the spring, the gorgeous colorful flowers all over the mountains display a prosperous sight. When the golden autumn comes, the branches of the fruit trees are bended by the countless fruitages. The mountain would then dip in a harvest scene.

How to get to Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park

Take bus for Yiyang from Luoyang Bus Station close to Luoyang Railway Station; after arrival, you can take a regular bus or taxi to the scenic area.

Entrance Fee CNY 30
Opening Hours 8:00 - 17:30;
closed from November to March.
- Last updated on Jan. 14, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Flower and Fruit Mountain National Forest Park
Asked by Soukaina from MOROCCO | Jan. 13, 2020 06:42Reply
Hello, will it be opened on the 25th January? I know Spring festival is from 24-31. Thank you
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Answered by Kathy from SINGAPORE | Jan. 14, 2020 19:01

Generally speaking, it will be open during that time.
Asked by Jo | Jul. 07, 2013 20:27Reply
Getting to Hua Guo Shan
How can I get there? Is there any public transportation that I can take if I'd like to go from the Suzhou Higher Education Town? Is this mountain difficult to climb for a beginner hiker?
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Answered by Lisa from USA | Jul. 09, 2013 20:28

As far as I know, there are several mountains called Hua Guo Shan in China and among them the one in Luoyang and Lianyungang are famous. Which one do you refer to?
Both of the two mountains are not difficult to climb, so please do not worry about climb.
Asked by Mr.Ronny Massie from INDONESIA | Dec. 25, 2010 22:59Reply
Please give me some information about the temple in Hua Guo Shan.
Is there activity for praying ??

PLease kidnly reply to my email address.

thanks & regards, Massie
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Answered by Mr.jamie | Dec. 26, 2010 04:17

No praying acticity. It was a taoist temple, but now only few rooms survived the damage during the warm. If you want a famous temple to visit in Luoyang area, you can go to Luoyang White Horse Temple(https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/henan/luoyang/baimasi.htm) .
Answered by Mr.Derek | Dec. 28, 2010 20:13

Hua Guo Shan is now well-know for its beautiful landscapes, including unique peaks, flying waterfalls and green forests. So no pray activity on the moutain. There used to be over 100 temple rooms where is mainly worshipped 'the Great Sage Equalling Heaven'. However, most of the temple rooms have been destroyed.
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