Mount Danxia has been included as a UNESCO natural heritage in 2010 because of the unique landscapes of the Danxia landform, which could be identified by the appearance of red sedimentary along with the steep cliffs of the landscape. Located in Shaoguan of the Guangdong province in the south of China, the Danxia mountains also nest species of rare fauna and flora.
Opening Hours and Tickets of China Danxia Shan World Geopark
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Tickets are valid for 2 consecutive days
Directions of Getting There
Air – CAN(Guangzhou Baiyun) / CSX(Changsha Hunghua)
CAN(Guangzhou Baiyun): From Guangzhou Airport, take Line 3 (Airport South/Tianhe Coach Terminal
Tiyu Xilu/Panyu Square), exchange to Line 2 at Jiahewanggang (嘉禾望岗) Station and travel to Guangzhou South Railway Station (广州南站) exit F. Take Rail from Guangzhou to Shaoguan
CSX(Changsha Hunghua): Take airport shuttle to Changsha South Railway Station (长沙火车南站). High speed rail from Changsha to Shaoguan takes less than 2 hours.
Train – Shaoguan Railway Station and Shaoguan East Railway Station
High speed rail is usually directed to Shaoguan Railway Station where other trains will stop at the East Station. Once you arrive in either railway station, there will be shuttle bus nearby heading to Danxia Shan World Geopark entrance (around 1 hour ride).
Shaoguan Railway Station- the shuttle bus could be found on the left of the station where you could spot a public bus stop, shuttle bus should be travelling from Renhua County 仁化县城- Danxia Shan Geopark 丹霞山景区.
Shaoguan East Railway Station – shuttle bus could be found at the square nearby (left of the station). The shuttle bus operates from 06:50 – 20:30 at a 15-minute interval.
If you are heading to Shaoguan from neighboring cities such as Zhuhai, Heyuan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, there are direct long distance shuttle to Shaoguan station, usually travelling for 5 hours to overnight.
- Plan your trip so that you will arrive at Danxia Shan Geopark before sunset (before 6pm or 7pm, depends on the season). The area near the park is a bit rural and it would be rather dark. It’s more difficult to find your way unless you travel there by taxi.
- If your main interest is going to the park instead of Shaoguan or Renhua County, stay in an inn or hotel in the Geopark area. Not much gourmet food is offered for the local inn. But you get to climb the mountains before sun rises and be up there to see the first beam of sunlight the following day.