Add:Qingliangfeng Town, Lin'An
Time:7:30am - 4:30pm
Daming Mountain in the southwest of Hangzhou is listed as one of the top 10 scenic areas in Zhejiang Province. Natural attractions include waterfalls, gorgeous forests, striking rock formations, along with valleys and creeks. Its skiing facilities may be the biggest drawing card.
The skiing zone covers an area of 20,000 square meters — enough for up to 1,000 skiers at a time.
Visitors can rent skis and chair lifts will take you to the top of the various slopes. There are restaurants and hotels for those who want to stay longer. Of course, the top of the mountain is also great for gorgeous views of the surrounding area.
The ski resort uses snow-making machines since it’s not cold enough for Mother Nature to provide real snow.
Daming Mountain is also famous for Ruijing Stone Flower Cave. Multifarious stalactites form a wonderland scene that is illuminated by colorful lights. These natural stones have formed grotesque shapes after undergoing thousands of years of chemical changes.
The cave remains a comfortable 18 degrees Celsius year around.
How to get there: Take Shanghai-Kunming Expressway and switch to Hangzhou-Ningbo Expressway at Shenshi Transportation Hub. Keep driving and then take Hangzhou-Ruili Expressway when reaching Yushang Time Tower. Take the Jikou Exit and drive along Hebai Road-Dada Road until reaching Daming Mountain Scenic Area.