Kanggu Scenic Area in Chengkou County, Chongqing

Kanggu Scenic Area

The Kanggu Scenic Area in Chengkou is very cool in summer, with large areas of sunflowers. Only those who stroll in a sea of sunflowers, which stretches for 10 km, know the beauty of those flowers. More than flowers, tourists can drink tea and cool off in households in the forest on the Daba Mountains.

Introduction of Kanggu Scenic Area

The Origin of the Name Kanggu

Hundreds of years ago, deep in Da Ba Mountain there inhabited a group of people named the same – Kang, besides them flows by a river named after the rare family name. That’s the reason why this wonderland is called Kang Gu as well. Maybe it’s the landform too difficult to change, or probably people choose to follow the ancient lifestyle. Time went by, the rare family name extinct but Kang River lasts still and Kang Gu stays the way it is.

Main Sceneries

Kang Gu lies in the valley, in shape of a strip stretching to north from south, length in 35 kilometers. Stepping into the valley then you drop into the green. Various plants, sum up to 3,800 species are well-preserved here, 197 of which are even national key protections, 137 kinds tree mainly composed of arbor and mizuki.

Kang River

Kang River is the core of Kang Gu. Sometimes it calms like the mirror. Sometimes it excites like the army. In the summertime, tourists come all over around, drifting down the stream. Primitive life doesn’t mean boring instead it’s colorful. Here you can not only enjoy dancing around the campfire but also taste original ecological food.

How to Get There

  • Within one hour driving (39 Kilometers) away from east Chengkou county will you arrive Da Ba Mountain. Self-drive route: downtown—Baotou–Maoming Expressway-Chengkou–Wanzhou Expressway—Kanggu Scenic Area

Useful Travel Tips

  • The ticket price is 135 yuan per person (100 tickets + 30 shuttle bus + 5 Insurance). If you drive into the scenic spot, the ticket price is 155 yuan per person.
  • If you want to experience all the projects, the price is about 600 yuan.
  • It is very cool there in Summer.

Main Attractions in Chongqing

Edited by  Lynette Fu/付云锐