Cuihua Mountain Geological Park in Shaanxi

By Lu Na
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Cuihua Mountain National Geopark (翠华山地质公园), located some 20 kilometers away from Xi'an, is park of the Qin Mountain Range. Formed of an array of metamorphic rocks from the Middle Geological Epoch, it is said that this mountain was raised because of an earthquake in the three valleys in mid-Shaanxi in the second year of King You of Western Zhou's reign.

Cuihua Mountain can be divided into two areas, the Landslide area and the Developed area.

Cuihua Mountain can be divided into two areas, the Landslide area and the Developed area. The former covers about 5 square kilometers of 300 million collapsed rocks. The latter is made up of three parts; surviving peaks and cliffs, a stone sea and a lake formed from the landslide.

Travel Tips:


The Hui nationality is in the majority in this area lending to the extensive and unique Xi’an food culture which is extremely famous and historically important. Visitors must respect Hui customs while traveling here.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Admission: 70 yuan (high season); 45 yuan (low season);

Tel: +86-029-85892176;

Getting There:

By Bus: Travelers can take one of two buses: Travel Bus 905 departs from Xi'an. Tavel Bus 4-01 departs from Chengnan Station at the Mingde Gate. For further busing information call: +86-029-85892176.

By Car: Drive around Xi'an until the crossroads of High-Speed Qujiand, enter onto High-Speed Baomao then stop at the crossroads of Taiyi Palace. Another route: Drive from Ziwu Main Road, along Qinling Round-Mountain Travel Road, head east. This drive should take about 30 minutes.


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