Swallow Rock National Forest Park


Swallow Rock is lesser known than Suolou Nature Reserve, mostly because it doesn't have the bamboo, but it's just as stunning if you're after dānxiá (red sandstone) formations and impressive cascades. It's around 9km from Chishui Great Waterfall; the bus to the waterfall from Chishui also passes by the park.

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