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A snapshot of Shennongjia - 'Lungs of Central China'

China.org.cn)  09:49, October 08, 2012

Shennongjia locates at the confluence of Yangtze river and Han river, the border between Sichuan and Hubei province. It is boasted as the ridge of central China and the only oasis lies at 30 degree north latitude. [China.org.cn /Sun Hui]

Shennongjia Scenic Area

Shennonjia Scenic Area, located in the south part of Shennongjia Forestry District, is famous for its varied plant species as well as solemn mountains. Regarded as the "Lungs of Central China", the forest coverage exceeds 90 percent of the area. The average latitude in the mountains is 1,700 meters and the Shennong Peak, the highest mountain of the area, features a height of 3,105 meters above sea level. Due to the special climate, it is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. Sometimes clouds stretch around mountains, rewarding tourists will unforgettable views. Besides, the area is home to some rare animals such as golden monkeys, white bears and antelope.

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Admission: 140 yuan

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(Editor:叶欣、姚春)

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