Characterized by bamboo scenery, the Southern Sichuan Bamboo Sea is 'China's National Scenic Spot', one of 'the Best Tourist Attractions', a 'Chinese Biospheric Protection Zone', and 'the First AAAA Class Tourist Attraction'. Ang Lee made famous worldwide with the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
It's in the southwest Lianian Mountains which border Changing County and Jiangan County of Yibin City, and covers an area of 120 square kilometers with an elevation from 600 to 1,000 meters. In its central region, more than 5,000 hectares (3,335,000 sq) of upright bamboo shelters 28 ridges and peaks high and low. Bamboo grows in the fields at different levels and in the mountains and hills that stretch long and far. The place seems like a misty vast green sea. Hence the name 'Bamboo Sea'.The Bamboo Sea extends over luxuriantly green ridges, especially in summer. In a boundless expanse of waves there are a lot of scenic spots, cultural relics and historic sites. At nightfall the music of lutes and the croaking of frogs rise one after another and sweet sounds seldom heard in the world.
1. Take the long distance coach from the New South Entrance Coach Station of Chengdu, Sichuan. The earliest one leaves at 8am. It takes five hours. 85 yuan per person.
2. Arrive at Yibin City by air or train, then take the coach from the south coach station to Changning (every 12 min. from 6:04am to 7:30pm, 10 yuan/ person). Then change another coach to Zhuhai (every 15 min. from 7:15am to 5:45pm, 4 yuan/ person)