Shunan Zhuhai National Park
Shunan Zhuhai National Park (蜀南竹海国家公园) is in Sichuan province. It is also known as the The Bamboo Forest, The Bamboo Sea and The Bamboo City.
The Shunan Bamboo Forest (Shunan Zhuhai) is a huge bamboo forest the size of which is 120 square kilometers. The park is famous for the natural beauty of the bamboo forests, scenes from the movie 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' were shot here. It has two cablecars, plenty of waterfalls and lakes.
Flora and fauna
High season is from January till November. The best time to see the waterfalls is winter, there is no much water during summer.
From Chengdu. You can get here from Chengdu by taking a bus to Yibin and then taking a number 4 local bus across town to the Yibin South bus station (Nan An). From there you can catch a bus to the park entrance. The last bus leaves from Yibin to the park at 4pm. It is also possible to hire a taxi from Yibin to the park for around ¥200.
From Chongqing. Bus from Chonqind to Yibin costs ¥90 and takes 4-5 hours.
Entrance fee to the park is ¥121 (May 2012). There are two cablecars on the territory of the park, first is ¥40 , second is ¥30 for two way journey.
For ¥200-280 you should be able to hire a car and driver for the day. (For the whole car not per person). Or expect to pay ¥30 for 2 persons for a transfer between any two park points.
Explore picturesque walking routes inside the bamboo forest and around the mountains and waterfalls. Start as early as 6 a.m. to avoid local tourist groups.