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Embracing winter beauty of Qingyuan

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: January 29, 2024 L M S

Qingyuan county in the southwest region of Lishui, Zhejiang province, captivates tourists with its unique winter charm.

Shilong Mountain, located by the Songyuan River in the northwest of Qingyuan, gets its name because it resembles a dragon. The main peak is 597 meters above sea level, offering the best vantage point to overlook the entire county.


A staircase goes up Shilong Mountain in Qingyuan, Lishui, Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: ls-mnews] 

There are mostly flat stone stairs on the mountain, ensuring convenient climbing, while long corridors and stone benches along the way provide visitors with ideal resting spots.

Lying in the south of Lishui, in the border area of Qingyuan, Longquan city, and Jingning She autonomous county, the Baishanzu National Park transforms into a fairy tale world in winter. Overlooked from the height, the vast expanse of meadows and woods resembles a perfectly matched oil painting.


The metasequoia forest in the Baishanzu National Park in Lishui, Zhejiang province. [Photo by Zhou Yong/WeChat account: wxlishui]

On the other side of the park, the metasequoia forest turns rusty red overnight, adding to the beauty of the winter in the Baishanzu scenic area.


The Shuangmiaojian Scenic Area in the east of Qingyuan, Lishui, Zhejiang province. [Photo by Wu Jianqi/WeChat account: wxlishui]

The Shuangmiaojian Scenic Area, situated in the east of Qingyuan, is an ideal site for outdoor camping and sunrise watching. The mountains' forests are all dyed red, yellow, or green, and bordered by a sea of clouds, weaving a breathtaking picture of winter beauty.