Qiangliang Peak, Hangzhou – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

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Qingliang Peak (清凉峰), standing at an elevation of 1784.4 meters, is the main peak of Tianmu Mountain in Zhejiang Province, China, and also the highest peak in the northwest region of Zhejiang Province. The entire natural reserve covers an area of 10,800 square kilometers, with terrain gradually rising from southeast to northwest, forming a vertical climatic spectrum from the subtropical to temperate zones, along with varied micro-terrain and microclimates.

Qingliang Peak Natural Reserve boasts abundant wildlife resources, with 1819 species of seed plants belonging to 150 families. Among them, nationally protected rare and endangered plants include Cephalotaxus hainanensis, Lagerstroemia indica, and Cunninghamia lanceolata. There are also 286 species of terrestrial vertebrates, including nationally protected wild animals such as the Reeves’s muntjac, Chinese serow, tragopan, and leopard.

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Basic Information

Estimated Length of TourHalf a day
Ticket PriceFree
Opening Hours9.00 – 17.00
Telephone Number0086-0571-63660588

Location and Transportation

The Qingliang Peak Nature Reserve is located within the jurisdiction of Lin’an District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Its geographical coordinates range from approximately 118°52′ to 119°11′ east longitude and 30°05′ to 30°17′ north latitude.

Travelers can reach Qingliang Peak by long-distance buses departing from Hangzhou West Lake Bus Station. There are approximately 10 or more buses operating daily, with the first bus departing at 7:00 am and the last bus departing at 6:00 pm.

Highlights of Qingliang Peak

Flower Sea

flower sea in qingliang peak

The Qingliang Peak Nature Reserve is home to a plethora of exotic flowers and plants, offering a year-round spectacle of blossoms. Countless wildflowers bloom from the foothills to the mountaintop, creating a stunning display of colors. In early spring, amid the lingering chill, plum blossoms and winter jasmine herald the arrival of spring. Subsequently, the mountains burst into a riot of colors with azaleas, rhododendrons, Tianmu magnolias, Huangshan magnolias, and Tianmu ginger lilies all coming into bloom.

Sea of Clouds

sea of clouds in qingliang peak

With its lofty peaks and winding ridges, Qingliangfeng Nature Reserve, including Qingliang Peak, Sanzu Peak, Longtangzuo Mountain, and Baozhang Peak, all rising above 1000 meters in altitude, is surrounded by a sea of clouds year-round. The mountains are shrouded in mist and fog, presenting an ever-changing spectacle. White clouds drift lightly between the mountain ridges and valleys, sometimes forming caps atop the peaks, at others cascading down like robes or belts. Walking along the mountain ridge, one moment bathed in sunshine with an unobstructed view of the towering peaks, the next moment enveloped by swirling clouds, distant mountains resembling mythical peaks, ethereal and ever-changing. It feels like stepping into a dreamland.

Forest Ocean

forest ocean in qingliang peak

As the tallest peak in western Zhejiang, Qingliang Mountain is often referred to as the “Summit of Western Zhejiang.” The area’s significant elevation changes and intense geological processes have led to the development of typical North Asian subtropical evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved mixed forests. With distinct vertical vegetation zones, the region’s biological resources possess ancient and diverse characteristics, making it a rare and well-preserved genetic repository in the economically developed Yangtze River Delta region of China.

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