Being the highest peak of the Qinling Mountain Range, Taibai Mountain is also the highest in the east of the mainland of China, rising 3,767 meters above sea level. Snow on Taibai Mountain in June is one of the famous Eight Views on Guanzhong Plain.
The Qinling Mountain Range is a natural barrier between North China and South China, and also the watershed between the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. As the main peak of the Qinling Mountain Range, the imposing height and fast-changing capricious climate of Taibai Mountain add some mystery to itself. In 1991, the Ministry of Forestry approved the establishment of the Taibai Mountain National Forest Park, which was opened to the public in July 1992.
The Taibai Mountain National Forest Park is situated in Meixian County on the northern piedmont of Taibai Mountain. It covers an area of 2,949 hectares, with 10 scenic zones and 180-odd scenic attractions. The park stands 620 to 3,511 meters above sea level, and is the highest forest park in China.
Taibai means 'too white' in Chinese, used here to describe the color of the mountain. Because of the cold climate in the mountain, thick layers of ice have always been covering its summits all the year round. Endowed with prosperous forest resources, rich animal species, odd mountainous physiognomy together with its profound historical scenes, Taibai Mountain National Forest Park has attracted countless tourists from home and abroad.
Forests are the principal landscape inside the park, with grotesque hills as its framework and brooks, lakes, historic sites and relics here and there. With undulating hills, flourishing greenness, green mountains and clear waters, mists and clouds, grotesque and splendid landforms, the park is tranquil and magnificent. Spring sees green sprouting and flowers blossoming; in summer, oceans of trees stands beautifully on both sides with cool breeze; autumn dresses the mountain with bright red maple leaves and golden fruits; and the silver snow atop the trees and vapor rising from the hot springs in winter make the park even more spectacular. Everything is so wonderful and mystical, such as Yudongxianyin (immortal sound in the stone cave), one of the Eight Scenic Attractions in Meixian County, and the Shengong Stone, the Pomo Mountain, the Peaceful Land Away from the Turmoil of the World, the Kaitian Pass, and the seven-girl peak.
Titled as the 'Asian Natural Botanical Garden' and the 'Natural Zoo of China', the forest park has more than 1,850 kinds of seed plants and over 1,690 kinds of insects and animals, including more than 230 kinds of birds and over 40 kinds of beasts. Among them are some rare animal species, such as pandas and golden monkeys. Thanks to this natural advantage, the park is also considered to be an inartificial gene warehouse of natural species.
Lively Mountainous Scenery and Wonderful Hot Spring
Traveling in the mountain, visitors cannot help but admire the unique appearance of the rocks and the streams joyfully tottering along the winding mountain road. Your eyes will be stricken by the continuous chains of mountains, while your ears will be pleased by the melodious song of the running water. Unconsciously, you will find yourself absorbed in the beautiful natural scenery. Another wonder of the park is its natural mineral water. There are abundant supplies of terrestrial heat in the low mountainous area in the park. The temperature of the hot spring can reach as high as 72 degrees centigrade (162 F) and it contains scores of mineral substances and microelements that are beneficial to people’s health. There are also three lakes and several pools on the mountain top called Daye Hai, Erye Hai, Sanye Hai, Yuhuang Pool and Star Pool respectively.
Profound Historical Sights
Charm is added to Taibai Mountain National Forest Park by its profound historical sights. Historically, Taibai Mountain has received recognition from many emperors in past dynasties. Plentiful cultural relics, poetries and folklores have been left through generations. Many Chinese ancient poets, such as Li Bai, Du Fu (the two most prominent poets in Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)) and Su Shi (a famous poet of Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127)), traveled here and wrote some of their notable poems. There is also plenty of ancient architecture in this park, including 14 sites of temples, 32 ancient houses, 5 stone steles, 10 iron tablets, over 110 iron Buddha statues, 64 woodcarvings and several iron bells and furnaces.
Taibai Mountain National Forest Park is a fantastic place for visitors to find relaxation and refreshment. With respect to its climate, it is better to travel here in July and August, but do not forget to bring a cotton coat and rain gear. Traveling by ropeway (with a length of 0.68 mile) gives visitors the chance to appreciate the marvelous spectacle of glacier relics and sea of clouds.
Taibai Mountain Ski Resort
Bai Ski Resort is located in the State AAAA-class tourist attractions national forest park fairyland area, 110 km east of the ancient city of Xi'an, Xianyang, 90 km, 90 km west of Baoji, surrounded by mountains, Yishanbangshui, beautiful scenery, convenient transportation, Projects range. Bai Ski Resort from the United States, Canada and other countries to introduce the world's most advanced professional snow machine, snow skiing and other motorized equipment. There are 500 meters of the practice, primary and intermediate ski three snow ring Road 8, Draggling Road 2. Visitors can meet the different needs of diverse slopes. Shaanxi Bai Ski Resort is the largest and most wide ski, ski the longest natural snow season.
Entertainment: snow motorcycle, snow bike, snow sledge, snow flying saucer, snow football, snow volleyball, snow gyro and so on.
Scenic Spots: 5 yuan 20 yuan (ski tickets)
Skiing cost: 2 hours 130 yuan, 240 yuan a day
Taibai Mountain Ski Tip: the entrance area of the spa is sure to bubble!
||CNY60 (round-trip); CNY35 (one way)|
1. From Xian:
Take Tour Bus No.2 from Xian Railway Station East Square to Taibai Mountain. The bus leaves at 08:00 every morning to Taibai Mountain via Famen Temple and returns Xian at 15:00. The bus fare is CNY22 per person.
Take regular bus to Meixian County or Baoji at Xian West Coach Station and get off at Da Qiao Kou, then transfer to bus to Tangyu (Taibai Mountain). The bus fare is about CNY20 to CNY23 per person.
Take bus to Tangyu (Taibai Mountain) at the Coach Station of Xian Railway Station, which departs at 15:00 daily. The bus fare is CNY11 to CNY13 per person.
2. From Baoji:
Take regular bus (every 30mins.) at Baoji Passenger Station to Meixian and then transfer to buses that run to Tangyu. The bus fare is CNY10 to CNY13 per person.
Take bus to Tangyu (Taibai Mountain) at Baoji Yiyunsi Coach Station, which departs at 15:00 daily. The bus fare is CNY7.5 per person.
Tangyu Kou-Xiaban Temple midibus: CNY 30 / Person (round trip); CNY 15 / Person (single trip).
Other Surrounding Scenic Spots:
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