Shangcheng is under the administration of Xinyang City. Located where the provinces of Hubei, Henan, and Anhui meet, Shangcheng is Henan's gateway to the southeast. Shangcheng has a long history and beautiful scenery. Located in the southwest of Shangcheng County, the Hengbaishan National Forest Park is covered in forest and bathed in fresh air. The forest is at quite a high elevation, and there are many mountain peaks there that rise over a thousand meters high. The area is rich in flora and fauna, including rare animals like Chinese giant salamanders, leopards, and Chinese pangolins. Other Shangcheng tourist destinations include the Jingangtai Geopark, the Tangquan (“Hot Spring”) Pool, and Guanyin Mountain.
Mingyang Hot Spring Resort is located next to Mount Lei in the south of Henan Province. The resort is situated in beautiful surroundings and is known for its year-round supply of crystal-clear spring water. The Qing dynasty Qianlong Emperor visited here, and a royal baths was built here during the reign of the Jiaqing Emperor. The resort has a traditional Chinese garden and a number of outdoor Japanese-style pools surrounded by picturesque scenery.
Huangbaishan National Forest Park is in the southwest area of Shangcheng County, Henan Province. It borders Hubei in the south and connects with Anhui in the east. With much forest coverage and fresh air, it is a "natural oxygen bar." The altitude of the forest area is high, with many peaks. There are abundant animal and plant resources, such as giant salamanders, leopards, pangolins and other rare animals. The national forest park also has different species of trees, and most of them are of high quality and value. Recent years, Huangbai Mountain has been under intense development to become a key tourist destination in the county.
Jinggangtai (Xihe) Ecotourism Area is in Shangcheng County in Xinyang City, Henan Province. You find waterfalls, flowing springs, red historic sites, alpine tea gardens, popular science educational activities and a resort spa. The scenic spot consists of three parts: Tea Valley, Huatuo Valley and canyon rafting. There is an abundance of animals and plants. Sometimes Shangcheng fat salamander, leopards, pheasants, wild boars and so on can be seen. The random growth of Paris polyphylla, Gastrodia elata, Lingzhi mushroom and other plants together create warm feelings.
Jingangtai (Cat’s Ear Peak) National Geological Park is a melange of geological landscape, subtropical views, and cultural remnants of China’s revolutionary years. The main peak, a famed towering height amongst the Dabieshan mountains, stands at 1,584 meters. Stepping inside here, one is afforded splendid views of nature; there are also trips around an ecological tea garden or tours to pay homage to relics from the revolution.