Attractions

Archaeological Site in Hèlán Shān

Hèlán Shān Rock Carvings

The most significant sight in Hèlán Shān are these ancient rock carvings, thought to date back 10,000 years. Over 2000 pictographs depict animals, hunting scenes and faces, including one (so local guides like to cla…
Park in Hèlán Shān

Sūyùkǒu National Forest Park

This park is a good place to start exploring the Hèlán mountains. You can hike up the trails from the car park or take the cable car (up/down ¥50/30) straight up to cool pine-covered hills. Bus Y2 (游二路; ¥15, two hou…
Pagoda in Hèlán Shān

Twin Pagodas of Bàisìkǒu

About 10km west of the Hèlán Shān rock carvings are these pagodas. You can’t climb them, but they’re an impressive sight against the backdrop of the barren mountains: 13 and 14 storeys high and decorated with intric…
Film Location in Hèlán Shān

Western Film Studios

This rather over-priced film studio is where the famed Chinese movie Red Sorghum was shot, as well as countless other films and TV shows. Hugely popular with Chinese tour groups, who swarm all over it in the summer,…