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Houhe Scenic Area (Houhe National Nature Reserve)

Source: hubei.gov.cn 06/16/2016 11:06:56

Introduction

Go out from Wufeng county, direct to southeast for 30km, it's the administrative office of Houhe Scenic Area. Walk along the road for 5km, it's the primitive forest, which covers 105 square kilometers, and is the soul of this scenic area. In other words, it can protect houhe Scenic Area from natural disaster.

Wufeng Houhe Scenic Area is national protective area, and gene bank of sanxi species. It has been known as "The town of Chinese Pigeon flower" with its biggest primitive dove forest in China. In this area, the highest peak is 2252.2meters, it covers 40168 hectar.

Yichang is in a sub-tropical monsoon zone with four distinct seasons. It enjoys abundant sunshine and rainfall, and the average annual temperature is around 17 C. June and July are the hottest months as well as the rainy season. Winter here is a bit cold - the best seasons for visiting is spring.

Highlight

Charming Primitive Forest: Houhe is in a sub-tropical monsoon zone with four distinct seasons. And the average annual temperature is around 15 C. It was called the paradise in the different world.Forest is called Natural Oxygen Bar for its high oxygen release.

The natural flora and fauna: It has 2087 kinds of vascular plant flora, and 110 kinds of wild animals. And it occupied about 34.3% and 46.8% of the total in Hubei separately. There are national-level rare and endangered species of flora of 29 kinds, and 51 kinds of endangered animal critically. It's the o?nly place in Hubei to find South China tiger. Other wild animals also can be found here,such as Leopard, panther, tufted deer,green monkey,bear,musk deer,roedeer, golden eagle, Tragopan temminckii, golden pheasant, Andrias,etc.

Admission: 60 RMB

Traffic

Take bus to Wufeng first, and then turn to minibus there