Location: Chongqing City, Nanchuan District 重庆市 南川区
Time of visit: October 2019
How to get there: 2 hours by bus from Chongqing City. Nanchuan District center 南川区 is 1 hour away.
It’s 90 minutes by car from Black Mountain Valley (Heishangu) 黑山谷, and 2 1/2 hours from the famous Wulong 武隆 scenic area.
Time needed in the scenic area: half a day, we stayed for 4-5 hours. If you start early, it’s possible to visit both Golden Buddha Mountain and Black Mountain Valley the same day and get back to Chongqing in the evening.
We stayed in Xinhetai Hotel 新荷泰酒店 (see info in Chinese and in English), located in central Nanchuan District less than an hour by car from Golden Buddha Mountain, and one hour from Black Mountain Valley.
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Sightseeing bus ticket from the end of the walking path down to the exit:
Price lists outside the ticket office:
Folders about Jinfoshan:
Photo from the 20 km long asphalt road leading up to the ticket office and cable car. The road belongs to the scenic area, but our local driver was allowed to drive us up. There are not many cars on the road so it would have been nice to walk all the way up.
Panorama view at the end of the road, outside the ticket office:
Outside the cable car station.
Many visitors rent a padded jacket at the entrance. We should have done that too, but the weather was warm and sunny so we ignored it. We didn’t realize how much colder it is up in the mountain, it was really cold and windy when we got out from the upper cable station.
So don’t forget to bring warm clothes.
The first part of the mountain we reached, the Ecological Stone Forest:
Photos from the Sky (Cliff) Plank Path: