Yuquanxi Scenic Area


This 2.6km-long hike follows a path along the Yùquán Stream, past terraced fields and delightful views. Cross the Jade Spring Gate (玉泉门; Yùquán Mén) to make your way to a waterfall and if you've the energy, climb the steps up to the Tianwen Platform (天问台; Tiānwèn Tái) for glorious views.

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1. Liusha Waterfall

1.16 MILES

This lovely waterfall – very thin, but very tall indeed – concludes a lovely walk beyond the village. You can climb up behind the curtain of water, which…

3. Wooden Footbridge

26.93 MILES

One way to get across the river. It's a bit narrow but just about wide enough for two people to pass going in opposite directions.

4. Stepping Stones

26.94 MILES

Stones laid out for crossing the river. Not a great idea to cross them after too many glasses of the local strong stuff.

5. North Gate Tower

26.96 MILES

Carvings of fish and mythical beasts adorn the eaves of the North Gate Tower, one of four original main gates. The town ticket office is located on the…

7. Fenghuang City Wall

26.99 MILES

Restored fragments of the city wall lie along the south bank of the Tuo River. Carvings of fish and mythical beasts adorn the eaves of the North Gate…

8. Confucian Temple

27.04 MILES

This 18th-century walled temple is now a middle school and cannot be entered.