This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Shaoguan Danxia Mountain. To help you make friends with Shaoguan Danxia Mountain before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located near Shaoguan City, Mount Danxia is in the north east of Guangdong, China, and is known across the planet as a “geopark”, a large mountainous area of red sandstone. Mount Danxia is an incredibly interesting destination, especially if you enjoy mountain ranges. It is one of the most scenic places in Guangdong, and is a national nature reserve.
Named for the red stone, the mountain has 680 different stone peaks, and many are formed in the shape of animals and human body parts, such as Sleeping Beauty, which represents a sleeping woman. Combined with the beauty of the surrounding spots, such as the river that meanders through the ranges, Mount Danxia is incredibly picturesque.
For accommodation in this area, hostels are a very good price, and are designed like guest houses, with the intention for their guests to share with each other happily. Because of the location, all hostels have beautiful scenic views, and most guests are from China. Staying in a hostel in Mount Danxia will prove easy, if you can find a good deal and you will learn a lot from your hosts, who will be eager to tell you the stories of the mountain that have been passed through the dynasties.
If you like the outdoors, then Mount Danxia is a great place to visit. Not only can you hike the mountain, and find the most hidden, secret spots, you can also have fun on the River Jin, swimming and sailing. Discover the hundreds of different varieties of plants, or one of eighty Buddhist temples built across the mountain. With a hot season and a monsoon season, be sure to visit when you know a hostel will be a pleasant idea, and not leave you soaked to the skin. There are frequent busses and a railway around this area, making it easy for travellers to make the most of Mount Danxia.
Written by local enthusiast for Shaoguan Danxia Mountain hostelsJakob Lombardi