Jīnshāgōu Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve in Chishui

This reserve was established to protect the alsophila ferns that grow in abundance here. Today, the prehistoric plants still dwarf visitors. It's also the site of a bamboo forest, known as the Bamboo Sea.

To get here, catch the buses heading to Jīnshāgōu village from Chìshuǐ's Lǔyoú Chēzhàn (¥12, one hour). From there, you'll have to negotiate with the locals for a motorbike or minibus ride to the park entrance, which is another 20 minutes away; expect to pay between ¥40 and ¥50 each way. Make sure to arrange a pick-up for your return, as very little transport hangs around the park.