Strange Slope Scenic Area

Strange Slope Scenic Area is located 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the northeastern portion of Shenyang. It descends eastwards from its western peak, occupying an area of nine sq kilometers (5.6 sq miles). It is 80 meters (262.5 feet) long and 15 meters (49.2 feet) wide.

In April, 1990, the discovery of the Strange Slope in Shenyang, Liaoning Province drew attention worldwide. Its fame continues to spread as visitors from home and abroad flock to see this rare sight. Its uniqueness lies in its apparent violation of gravity. If a car stops at the foot of the slop, it will run to the top of the slop without any difficulty. The contrary occurs when cars attempt to drift downwards. Experts and scholars have attempted to discern the mystery of it. Commonly scholars attribute this phenomenon to magnetic fields and optical illusions. Owing to the lack of evidence for a solid explanation, Strange Slope is still regarded as a mystery.

Today, the Slope lies at the heart of the Strange Slope Scenic Area, which also features a number of other natural attractions, including those which comprise the area's well-known 'Three Mysteries' and 'Five Great Mountains'.

Xiangshan is located on a hillside 100 meters (328 feet) away from Strange Slope Scenic Area. Here, when one stomps on the hillside, he/she hears a loud sound resonating from the earth below. Its name, Xiangshan, means a hill which produces a heavy sound. Wongding is another hilltop located close by. Similarly, its name (pronounced 'wong') describes the sound which results from a wooden hammer or a stone hitting the ground. Together with the Strange Slope, these sights comprise the 'Three Mysteries' of the scenic area.

The area surrounding the Strange Slope Scenic Area is lush and mountainous. Yunmaoshan Mountain is tranquil yet prominent with its lofty peak remaining veiled by clouds year-round. Wolongshan Mountain winds up and down like a crouching dragon with valleys on its foot covered with Chinese scholartrees. Every year during May and June, petals whirl around covering the whole valley with a snowy guise. Guibeishan Mountain, which looks like three tortoises floating in the water, together with other two mountains, Changkongshan Mountain and Dagushan Mountain, make up the famous 'Five Great Mountains' of the Scenic Area.

There are many other attractions around Strange Slope Scenic Area such as enchanting lakes and a fresh spring, Xiamei Spring. There is a labyrinth between the Strange Slope and Xiangshan, as well as a path with 518 steep steps. The view from atop the steps is fully worthwhile; here visitors can view a panorama of the scenic area as well as the nearby Wolong Temple.

How to get to Strange Slope Scenic Area

Take Bus 383 to Guaipo Fengjingqu (Strange Slope Scenic Area).

Entrance Fee CNY 40;
Children betwen 1.2 and 1.4 meters (3.9 - 4.6 feet) can enjoy a half-price ticket;
Free for children under 1.2m.
Opening Hours 8:30 - 16:30
- Last updated on Aug. 20, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Strange Slope Scenic Area
Asked by sakshi from INDIA | Aug. 12, 2017 01:07Reply
how can i reach anti gravity slope from shenyang railway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by David from CANADA | Aug. 13, 2017 22:52

First, take metro line 1 and get off at Pangjiang Street from Exit C, then walk east to Longzhimeng Red Star Macalline Bus Station to take bus 383 and get off at Strange Slope Scenic Area.
Asked by maria from GERMANY | May. 10, 2015 21:29Reply
which is the way to go to the Strange Slope by public transport from Huaiyuanmen subway stop?
Shall I get to Shenyang East or what are other possibilities?
thanks in advance
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Answered by David from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 11, 2015 21:37

There is no direct transport, you need to transfer. From Huaiyuanmen Station, you can take the subway line 1 to Pangjiang Street. Then walk about 360 yards to Longzhimeng Yataicheng to take the bus No. 383 to the scenic area directly.
Answered by Engr.Gulfam from PAKISTAN | Oct. 10, 2015 01:10

Thanks a lot for perfect guidance! I really took benefit of it :-)
Asked by Mr.BERNARD_TAY from SINGAPORE | Sep. 22, 2010 12:18Reply
Hello Mr. Alice and All,

May I know how to go to the Strange Slope Scenic Area from Shenyang North Railway Station? How much would it cost to take a taxi there? Any other alternatives besides Taxi? Thank you very much :)
Answers (2)
Answered by Mr.Chang | Sep. 23, 2010 23:47

You may take bus no. 117 or 229 at Shenyang North Railway station, alight at the north of Shenyang East Railway Station and change to bus no.383 to the scenic point. It takes about 3 hours.
If by taxi, it takes about 75 minutes and rmb120(toll excluded).
Answered by Mr.BERNARD_TAY from SINGAPORE | Sep. 24, 2010 07:17

Hi Mr Chang,

Thank you very much for the information :)
Asked by Mr.JAGFINKE from COSTA RICA | Jan. 12, 2010 04:30Reply
This sounds interesting, but I might be visiting the place in winter, so i want to make sure is worth the trip. How long does it take to go from the train station to this place?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Alice | Jan. 13, 2010 04:06

I have found that it takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes to get from Shenyang Railway Station or Shenyang North Railway Station.
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