Mukeng Bamboo Forest

Mukeng Bamboo Forest, also known as southern Anhui bamboo forest, is 5 kilometers away from Hongcun ancient village and 15 kilometers away from the Qian County. Surrounded by lush and green bamboos, the main scenic area covers an area of 6 square kilometers. Because of the charming natural scenery, it attracts many celebrities, photographers or film and television experts every year. It is also the shooting location of the bamboo sea in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, which won the best foreign language film at the 73rd annual Academy Awards. Nowadays, it is not only a renowned tourist destination, but also a unique natural oxygen bar for leisure and health.

Basic Facts about the Mukeng Bamboo Forest:

  • The shape of Mukeng bamboo sea is like a funnel. The main tour route of Mukengbamboo sea is circular, so there is no need to go back to the former road. The areais divided into three main part: west sea, Mukeng village and south sea. Generally, visitors start from the west sea, then climb the viewing platform to enjoy the breath-taking view of bamboo forest, and go downhill to the Mukeng village.
  • Compared with the Xidi and Hongcun Ancient village, the Mukeng Bamboo Forest has more natural landscape rather than cultural When you enter the scenic area, you can see the dense bamboos standing on both side and hear the rustling sound of bamboo leaves. In addition, it is possible for people to appreciate the view of sea of clouds in a good weather condition.
  • There is a “Bamboo monster city” in the scenic area, where lots of “monsters” made of bamboo are installed to “scare” visitors,but extra ticket is required. The scenic area is also equippedwith a glass bridge that is 200 meters long and 80 meters above the ground. The most interesting and exciting thing is that 5D visual and sound effect make the bridge looks like break when people walk on it. What’s more, if you are brave and adventurous, you can have a try to experience the zipline, which is also a unique experience to overlook the charming natural scenery of bamboo forest.

How to Buy Entrance Tickets:

  • Price of ticket:
Admission Fee CNY 40
  • Opening time: 7:30-17:30

When is the best time to visit?

The best time for touring in Mukeng Bamboo Forest is March to November. As during these months, the weather is pleasant and the natural landscape is fascinating.

Tips: Visitors had better avoid the official holiday in China, because many Chinese citizens choose to travel on official holidays to ease the pressure of their work. As a result, many Chinese tourist attractions are overcrowded and traffic jams are common. Therefore, visiting China at this time will bring tourists a less pleasant travel experience.

Official Holidays in China

Chinese New Year Around January or February
Winter vacation January-February
Labor Day May1st -3rd
Summer vacation(for students) July-August31st
Mid-Autumn Festival Around mid-September
National Day October 1st-7th

How to get to the Mukeng Bamboo Forest?

From the Qian county

Visitors can take bus at Qian County Bus Station to get to the Mukeng Bamboo Forest, but the frequency is low.

From the Hongcun Ancient Village

Mukeng Bamboo Forest is 5 kilometers meters away from the Hongcun Ancient Village, so visitors can choose to walk, rent a car or bike from the local inn to get to the scenic area.

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