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Kanbula National Forest Park

Kanbula National Forest Park

Kanbula National Forest Park, Jianzha Xian, Huangnan Zangzuzizhizhou, Qinghai Sheng, China
Monday - Sunday -> May-Oct; 08:00-18:00
Monday - Sunday -> Nov-Apr; Anytime
CNY 152
half - 1 day (Suggested)

The Kanbula National Forest Park is famous for its stone peaks of Danxia landform, which lies in the northwest of Jianzha County 尖扎县. It is the most precious tourism resource in Huangnan state(黄南藏族自治州). Meanwhile, it is a “Mecca for Buddhists” where different Buddhism sects live in harmony, full of rich cultural connotation. It is a integration of the natural landscape and human landscape.

Core attractions in Kanbula National Forest Park:

Danxia Landform 丹霞地貌 – Kanbula is famous around the world for its unique Danxia Landform. This landform featuring mesa, caves and cliff is composed of red glutenite, whose surface is as red as sunset. It takes over 38 million years to form such an enchanting landscape.

Nanzongzha Temple 南宗扎寺 – An elegant and quiet temple with a long history. It organizes large religious activities together with A’qiongnanzong Temple and Nanzong Buddhist Nunnery, where you can experience the ancient Buddhist culture.

Opening Hours and Tickets of Kanbula National Forest Park

Entrance fees

AreaSeasonVisitorFee (CNY)
All AreaYear RoundAdult152

Directions of Getting There


It’s difficult to walk in scenic area due to the steep mountain paths. You can take shuttle bus from Xining coach station to Kanbulazhen 坎布拉镇 or hydropower station Lijiaxia Reservoir 李家峡 , which takes 3 hours and ¥30CNY. And then, you have to charter cars to your destination (half an hour for ¥20).

If you hire a coach from Xining to Kanbula and return, it will costs ¥400-500.

Opening Hours of Kanbula

Services in Kanbula National Forest Park usually operate during May to October. You could still travel during the off-peak season from November to April next year, but there will be no tourist services such as bus, or boat rides available and shops in the park will be closed, you’ll have to hire touring bus on your own at Kanbula.

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