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Picturesque scenes of summer

Landscapes of lakes and hills around Sanmenxia in Henan province offer an inviting escape for those who want to have a refreshing tour. The scenic spots in summer are stunning and breathtaking. Followings are a few descriptions and images of their charms.

Baotianman Natural Reserve

The Baotianman Natural Reserve is a national 4A-grade scenic spot in Neixiang county, Nanyang of Henan province. With 99.8 percent of its area covered by forest, the natural reserve is home to over 3,000 different species of rare plants, more than 210 species of terrestrial vertebrates, and over 260 species of butterflies. Often called a "China Forest Oxygen Bar", the unique natural landscape and primeval forest of the resort are indeed an escape from bustling city life.

Picturesque scenes of summer
The Baotianman Natural Reserve [Photo by Wang Tiandi/dahe.cn]

Picturesque scenes of summer

The refreshing water and breathtaking forest in the Baotianman Natural Reserve [Photo/baotianman.cn]

Tiannv Lake Scenic Spot

The Tiannv Lake Scenic Spot situated in the Yellow River Xiaolangdi Scenic Spot. With a reputation as a "River of Love", and regarded as the birthplace of a Chinese ancient myth about love, Tiannv Lake has based its characteristic tourism as well as the theme of its industrial park on love.

Picturesque scenes of summer

The stunning lake and green mountains [Photo/tiannvhe.kuaizhan.com]

Shennong Mountain

Shennong Mountain is a national 5A-level scenic spot, located at Ziling town, Qinyang and covering 102 square kilometers. With four distinctive seasons, tourists can admire the beauty of blooming flowers, clear waters, autumn leaves and snow-covered landscapes. With over 16,000 strains of existing old pine trees and nearly 90 percent of its area covered by plants, it has won a reputation as "a natural oxygen bar".

Picturesque scenes of summer
A view of Shennong Mountain [Photo/hnjzta.gov.cn]

Mingdao Palace

The world's largest publicity base of Lao Zi, founder of Taoism, the Mingdao Palace is divided into two parts by Ziqi Avenue. The south one is the Hongdao Court, while the north is the Mingdao Palace, which is well known all over the world.

Picturesque scenes of summer
Beautiful moonlight at the Mingdao Palace [Photo/mingdaogong.cn]