Jinggangtai National Geological Park
Jinggangtai National Geological Park is located 7km southeast of Shangcheng County, Xinyang, and at the border of Henan and Anhui. It covers an area of 138 square kilometers and the main geological relic covers an area of 72 square kilometers. It mainly consists of Jingangtai West Lake Scenic Area, Jingangtai Mao’er Peak, Liluo Town and East River. There are over 10 peaks which are over 1000m above sea level; the main peak Jingangtai is 1584m above sea level and is the tallest peak in Dabie Mountain, so it enjoys the title of “The Tallest Peak in South Henan”. From north to south, Jingangtai presents a magic landscape of green mountains and water, and peculiar pine and strange stone coexisting. At present, Jingangtai West Lake Scenic Area is the only national geological park in Xinyang, a national AAAA-level tourist attraction, a national natural reserve, one of the national 130 excellent red tourism routes, Henan ecological tourist attraction, Xinyang anti-corruption education base, youth revolutionary tradition education base, national top 100 evening newspaper photography base, birthplace of the song Osmanthus Flowers Blooming Everywhere in August and filming site. Jingangtai West Lake Scenic Area is a comprehensive geological park integrating geological landscape, subtropical scenery, biological treasure and red culture as a whole. Walking into it, one can not only appreciate the beautiful scenery of nature and visit the ecological tea garden, but also can pay respect to the relics of red revolution and think of the red age when “Osmanthus Flowers Bloom Everywhere in August”.