Where can you avoid summer heat in Chongqing? Let’s know these "natural air conditioners"!
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The weather in July is capricious in Chongqing, either raining for a long time or being burning under the sun. There are always a few places in Chongqing that are pretty cool, and at present they also ushered in the most beautiful season of a year.
Some people go out for the city bustle, while others for the tranquility. So, one of the following summer resorts (near downtown) may satisfy you.
Wulong: Fairy Mountain and Siyuanping
When it comes to summer resorts in Chongqing, Wulong won't be neglected by Chongqing native. It is a place full of mystery and charm. It is very cool in summer with endless hidden scenery.
Fairy Mountain is one of the most famous summer resorts in Chongqing. In summer, the Fairy Mountain is shrouded by forests, with cool and comfortable breeze. You can camp, barbecue, ride horses, and even ski in this world of ice and snow, as well as bumping into gorgeous sunflowers.
Siyuanping is not as famous as the Fairy Mountain, but it has a different kind of natural beauty. The poetic sunset, windmill, bamboo sea, people who have been there were amazed.
There are trails along the lake, a fishing paradise, and various small houses looming in the forest.
At night, you can also put up a tent and camp here, waiting for the galaxy to show up and enjoy the sky full of stars.
Self-drive duration: about 3 hours
Other attractions: Three Natural Bridges, Longshuixia Fissure Gorge, Xiniu Village, Furong River, Baima Mountains
Special delicacies: Wulong mutton, bowl of colon, dried cleat tofu, ox hoof
Wansheng: Black Valley and Jiuguoqing
Wansheng is rich in tourism resources. Black Valley, Wansheng Stone Forest, Ordovician Park, Qingshan Lake, Baihua Valley all have famous names. The scenic area has completed supporting facilities, which is very suitable for summer outings.
The Black Valley is densely forested and rarely visited and owns different beautiful scenery throughout the year. The foggy suspension bridge and the thousand walls are the perfect place to cool off in summer.
The popular Ordovician Park is located nearby, where you can swing while smelling the fragrance of flowers.
Jiuguoqing is far away from the crowd, like a forest in the empty valley, tranquil and artistic. Walking into the forest, you will perceive the darkness of light, the silence of sound, and the fragrance of soil everywhere.
The entertaining farmhouse here is very cost-effective. You can have a good meal and rest for a night after climbing the mountain.
Self-drive duration: about 2 hours
Other attractions: Wansheng Stone Forest, Qingshan Lake, Banliao Lake, Baihua Valley
Special delicacies: Bawang snails, hot double crisp, Ye'er cake, black valley waxy corn
Jiangjin: Simian Mountain and Luolai Mountain
After Jiangjin -- Xishui Expressway was opened for transportation, it could not be more convenient to travel to Jiangjin to avoid summer heat for local people in main urban areas, and there are many ancient towns nearby to visit.
As the most famous scenic spot in Jiangjin, Simian Mountain is familiar to Chongqing natives.
Now, starting from the G85 Jiulongpo toll station, it only takes 1.5 hours to get to Simian Mountain and enjoy the coolness there.
Luolai Mountain is a non-mainstream scenic spot in Jiangjin, but the mountains are full of clouds and mist all year round, and the scenery is charming.
Standing on Jigong Ridfe, you can even see Chaotianmen Port from a distance when the weather is nice!
Self-drive duration: about 2 hours
Other attractions: Zhongshan Ancient Town, Love Ladder, Qingxi Creek, Dayuan Cave
Special delicacies: hot pepper chicken, pickled fish, rice cracker candy, sesame stick
Nanchuan: Jinfo Mountain and Nanzhu Mountain
Nanchuan boasts many natural beauties, such as Jinfo Mountain, Shenlong Gorge, Shanwangping, etc., which are all popular tourist destinations.
In summer, Jinfo Mountain is breezy. The clear water is quiet, and the cool breeze comes with a hint of grass fragrance, allowing you to enjoy the cool vacation in the mountains.
There are dense ponds in the scenic area, and many cliffside spring and waterfalls, resembling a natural landscape painting.
Nanzhu Mountain is like a natural air conditioner, and there is a sea of bamboo on the mountain. It combines seclusion, beauty and tranquility, and is praised as a forest park with great development value by domestic and foreign experts.
Nanzhu Mountain is full of ups and downs, with sixteen peaks in all directions, and hundreds of flowers and plants.
Self-drive duration: about 1.5 hours
Other attractions: Shenlong Gorge, Shanwangping, Lixiang Lake
Special duration: Fang bamboo shoots, chestnut chicken, Bawang fried pork
As it's going to heat up soon, it's time to visit these "natural air conditioners". (Translated by Zhou Tuo, Fathom Language Limited)