Wuyanling National Nature Reserve

Located in the northwest of Taishun County in Zhejiang Province, Wuyanling National Nature Reserve is the only state-level national nature reserve in Wenzhou City prefecture. In Chinese, the name means 'black rock', because the cliffs near the streams and the rocks in the canals are jet black. Covering an area of 200 square kilometers (77 square miles), it protects the forest ecology as well as wild life, with an annual temperature of 26C (79F).

Natural Environment
The forest presents different kinds of beauty in each of the four seasons. In spring, the blooming flowers, singing birds and babbling brooks welcome you to join in their joy. In summer, the gentle breeze comforts you and cools your mind and spirit. In autumn, the sweetness of the ripe fruits will certainly make your mouth water. And in its warm winter, you can still enjoy yourself in this picturesque heaven on earth that nature has gifted us. The endless primary forest stretches on all sides as far as your eyes can see. There are 17 peaks more than 1,000 meters high (3,281 feet) including the highest summit - Baiyun Peak (White Cloud Peak), which is 1,611 meters (5,285 feet) above sea level. Feiyun Stream, the headwater of Feiyun River, the third largest river in Zhejiang Province, winds through the borders of the reserve. The unusual alpine peaks are waiting for you to explore and the spectacular landscape attracts many mountain climbers to seek adventure and reach great heights. Thanks to the lovely natural scenery, the forest attracts more and more tourists from home and abroad.

Living Resources
Known as 'National Biological Gene Pool' and 'Green Biological Museum', the forest is famous for its abundance of living resources and complete ecosystem. According to a survey, 2,150 types of all kinds of plants are widely distributed in the forest. 21 of these are under special protection by the country. There are four kinds of wild plant under first-grade state protection. They are maire yew, bretschneidera sinensis, isoetes siensis and water shield. Fokienia hodginsii, golden larch and another 18 kinds of wild plant are under second-grade state protection.

In addition, the animal resource is equally abundant. There are more than 50 kinds of animal being protected in particular. 342 kinds of reptiles, birds and animals make up 53℅ of the total variety in Zhejiang Province. There are 1,041 known varieties of insects and 85 of butterflies. Animals in severe danger of extinction include the yellow-bellied tragopan, leopard, clouded leopard and stump-tailed monkey. They are all well protected in this nature reserve.

Distinctive Beauty Spots
Longjing Deep Pool: Water from the upper reaches of Baiyun Stream pours into Longjing and has made it a deep depression over the years. It is divided into an upper pool and a lower pool. The upper one is extremely deep, and covers an area of more than 20 square kilometers (7.7 square miles).

Xiaolong Deep Pool: The stream runs as if a white dragon is swooping down. Branches around the pool sway in the wind. A rock like a copper mirror borders the pool. The depth is unknown, but the color of the water tells us that the depth must be beyond our imagination.

Baiyun Peak (White Cloud Peak) and Baiyun Waterfall (White Cloud Waterfall): Located in the west of the nature reserve, Baiyun Peak is the second highest mountain in Zhejiang Province and the main peak of Wuyanling National Nature Reserve, measuring about 1,611 meters. Standing on the top of the peak, the boundless sea of cloud makes you fall into reverie and forget yourself. Cloud and mist wreath the mountain the year round, making it appear a wonderland on earth. Walk to your left, you will be stunned at a pure white cascade which falls over a 30-meter (98-foot) cliff. The tremendous rushing sound will compel you to put your hands over your ears. This is Baiyun Waterfall, one of the headstreams of Feiyun River.

Come and explore it for yourself, you will not regret it!

Tips: There are two buses starting from Luoyang to Wuyanling everyday. One departs at six o'clock in the morning and the other leaves at 12 am. You can return at 7:45 in the morning and two o'clock in the afternoon.

Admission Fee: CNY 60 for adult
CNY 30 for children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters
Free for children below 1.2 meters
- Last updated on Jul. 19, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Wuyanling National Nature Reserve
Asked by Floor from HOLLAND | Jul. 14, 2019 05:35Reply
Besides visiting the pools and waterfall, we would also like to swim.
Is there any option to it or somewhere else in the neighborhood of Wenzhou city?
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Answered by Mamie from USA | Jul. 15, 2019 01:18

You can swim at City Sports Center, which is located at No.6, Minhang Road, Binjiang Street.
Answered by EveW from USA | Aug. 22, 2019 04:46

There is also the hot springs at Wenzhou Radon Mountain Springs Resort. I did not see many westerners while visiting, but it is a beautiful spot with multiple hot spring pools with various “tea” brews, and a swimming pool. It’s not necessarily a great place for small children, but it is lovely and relaxing.
Asked by Mal from CHINA | Jan. 18, 2016 08:49Reply
Is there public transport from Wencheng (Baizhang Waterfall and Flying Cloud Lake) to Wuyanling?
I want to combine a two day trip to both places and stay overnight at both locations.
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Answered by Lee from GERMANY | Jan. 18, 2016 21:48

After visiting the waterfall and the lake, you may take a taxi to Wencheng Long-distance Bus Station. Then, take a coach to Taishun County. I heard that the coaches depart at about 6:30 and 12:30. Upon arrival, take a taxi to the site for about CNY 10.
Answered by Mal from CHINA | Feb. 15, 2016 07:24

I tried to reach Wuyanling via Taishun, however, the Nature reserve was yet another 40 kilometers away, a taxi there would have cost over 100 RMB. I spent 15 RMB on a taxi from the bus station to the South station, where buses to Wuyanling depart, however, as it was Chinese New Year, the buses had been cancelled. So I now know that it is best to go direct from Wenzhou city, not via Wencheng.
Asked by Jelmer from THE NETHERLANDS | Jun. 26, 2014 15:26Reply
How do I get from Wenzhou City to Wuyanling National Nature Reserve ?
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Answered by Sandy from USA | Jun. 26, 2014 21:00

Take a bus at Wenzhou Passenger Transport Central Station to Taishun first. Then transfer to a direct bus to Wuyanling.
Answered by Sandy | Jun. 26, 2014 21:01

Actually, it is within 50km between Taishun and the reserve, so you may also consider renting a car to arrive.
Asked by MARINA from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 18, 2014 22:57Reply
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Answered by Lily from USA | Jun. 19, 2014 01:55

Yes, it is a good time to visit the Wuyanling.
It is suggested to stay overnight inside the park, I think the Baiyun Shanzhuang is a pretty good choice.
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