Walk into the scenic spotBlack Valley marks National AAAAA class Tourist Area, National Forest Park, National Geological Park, China's Best Leisure Mountain, China's Best Green Low-carbon Tourist and Leisure Resort, Greater China's Most Attractive Scenic Area in Asia, Chongqing "Bayu New Twelve Scenery", the first environmental friendly demonstration area in Chongqing.
The geographical coordinates of Black Valley is longitude 106 ° 58'26 " and latitude 28 ° 51'46". It is located in theDalu Mountains transiting from Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau to the Sichuan Basin, within Black Valley Town of Wansheng Economic and Technological Development Zone in Chongqing. It’s 63 kilometers away from Chongqing and covers an area of 100 square kilometers.Themaximum height from the top of the mountain and the bottom is 1,200 meters, the canyon is 13 kilometers long and river valley pitchis 70 to 80 degrees.
Black Valley belongs to subtropical humid monsoon climate zone in Sichuan Basin, which features mild climate, abundant rainfall, four distinct seasons, long frost-free period, warm winter and early spring, rainy early summer, hot summer, rainy autumn, cloudy winter with more sunshine. At the same time, it features the mountain climate characteristics with large regional gap. The annual average temperature is 18.1 ℃, the annual frost-free period is 339.2 days. The average annual rainfall is 1277 mm and the average annual sunshine hours are 1101.6 hours.
Black Valley Scenic Area consists of two scenic spots of Black Valley and the Dragonscale stone forest. There are special landscapes including mountains, peaks, canyons, cliffs, forests, bamboo sea, waterfalls, clear water, cave, antique plank road, pontoon, sea of clouds, pastoral vegetation, rare animals and plants. Scenic area featurehigh mountain and dense forest, which is rarely visited by human, thus preserving the natural ecology of few intact subtropical and moderate belt in the same latitude. The valley boasts the forest coverage rate of 97%, negative oxygen ion concentration reaching above 110,000/cubic centimeters and seems like a natural big oxygen bar and thus it’s known as China's most beautiful health canyon. Black Valley is the largest natural ecological scenic spot with most well-reserved original ecology in Chongqing and is crowned as " biological gene bank in Chongqing and Guizhou", unique “biological gene bank” and “Southwest Shennongjia in Chongqing”.