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Impression on Shaohua Mountain

People's Daily Online)  08:22, October 30, 2012

Photo shows the fascinating autumn view at the Shaohua Mountain National Forest Park in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (

Edited and translated by Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

Lying at the northern foothills of Qinling Mountains, Shaohua Mountain National Forest Park is 7 kilometers to the southeast of Huaxian county in Weinan city in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

Shaohua Mountain is a sister mountain of Huashan Mountain, one of the five sacred mountains in China. Covering an area of 6,300 hectares, Shaohua Mountain Forest Park is made up of the Qianlong Temple, Shaohua Peak, Hongya Lake, Shimen Gorge and Milin Valley. It is one of the famous mountains of Taoism, and has been praised by many poets and scholars.

Every year in May and June, hundreds of millions of butterflies gather in the forest of the park. Their concentrated appearance is called “butterfly snow” by local people, since they look like snow covering the land in the distance.

Admission fee: 90 yuan ($14.22) (March - November); 60 yuan (December - February next year)

Transportation: Take the shuttle bus at Xi'an Chengdong Bus Station to Huaxian county, get off at the Dengta Stop, and then take another shuttle bus to the Shaohua Mountain.

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