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Hubei Shennongjia

Hubei Shennongjia

Hubei Shennongjia is a forested mountain massif mostly known for its floral diversity.

It has been a place of significant scientific interest particularly for botanists. It lies within the Daba Mountains evergreen forests ecoregion, in Central-eastern China. The site consists of two locations, Shennongding/Badong and Laojunshan, separated by a 10km wide corridor.

Map of Hubei Shennongjia


  • Natural

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Luke LOU China - 11-Apr-17 -

It is located in western Hubei, not easy to arrive here by bus or by train, it takes 3 or 4 hours from Yichang, the nearest big city. Tickets are very expensive, especially considering the poor service, not a good experience. Car hiring are highly recommended, and don't trust the local drivers easily.

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Site Info

Full name: Hubei Shennongjia

Unesco ID: 1509

Inscribed: 2016

Type: Natural

Criteria: 9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2016 - Revision On Tentative List as 'Shennongjia Nature Reserve'
  • 2016 - Inscribed 


The site has 2 locations.

  • Hubei Shennongjia: Laojunshan
  • Hubei Shennongjia: Shennongding


The site has 7 connections.



  • Early Pleistocene: the area acted as a refuge during the "Quaternary Ice Ages" (Quaternary Glaciation is also called the Pleistocene Glaciation) Link


  • Visitor Limits: From May 2018, "The tourism area, covering only 3.5 percent of the park, has six scenic spots. The Shennongding scenic spot has limited the daily number of visitors at 14,800, which is the highest visitor cap among all spots. The Tianshengqiao scenic spot has the lowest daily cap, with 4,770 people."

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