Shangluo City is located in southeast Shaanxi Province among the Qinling Mountains and is named for the Shang Mountain and Luo River within its borders. Historically, the Shangluo Road was one of the primary arteries of the third century BCE Qin royal road network. As the “Qin-Chu Throat,” it was a critical passageway between the capital Chang'an (today's Xi'an) and all the lands of the southeast and the Central Plain. Famous historical sites in Shangluo include the Jinsixia (“Gold Thread Gorge” or Jinsi Grand Canyon) National Park in Shangnan, the Niubeiliang “Cow’s Back Ridge” National Forest Park, Zhashui Cave, the Erlang Temple, the Fengyang Pagoda, Dayun Temple, Tianzhu Mountain, and the “Moon Cave.”
The Jinsi Canyon Scenic Spot is located in Shangluo City's Shangnan County on the northern slope of Bashan Mountain. The great canyon is made up of four parts including Bailong Gorge, Qinglong Gorge, Heilong Gorge and Shiyanzhai. The scenic area maintains its original ecological environment and is densely packed with many plants. This is a natural oxygen bar, which is relaxing and enjoyable for body, spirit and mind. It is an excellent place to visit.
Qinling Dongtian Fudi Scenic Area is situated near Shiweng Town, Zhashui County, Shangluo. It is located to the south foot of Qingling Mountains and has hundreds of both small and large karst caves. It is one of Northern China’s largest karst cave complexes. It has a well-developed scenic area with three caves and one terrace, namely the Buddha Cave, the Sky Cave, the Wind Cave and Duifeng Terrace. The Buddha Cave is divided into upper, middle and lower layers and it contains two tall Buddha statues. The Sky Cave was named after the entrance to the cave reaching straight into the sky, with exquisite stalactites. Amazingly, there is a wide variety of birds living within the caves all year round. Qinling Dongtian Fudi Scenic Area is not only a magical and beautiful landscape, but there is also a rare group of caves in the north. It is listed as one of the top ten scenic spots in Shaanxi Province.
The shape of the Tayun Mountain scenic spot is like a pagoda rising into the sky. The Jinding Guanyin Temple, built on the top of the Tayun Mountain, faces abysses on three sides, and the display of superb architectural skills is amazing. On the left side of Tayun Mountain is the steep Chifeng Mountain. Standing on the top of Chifeng Mountain, visitors can get a panoramic view of Tayun Mountain, a good place for visitors to rest. On the right side is the magnificent Dongfeng Mountain, with lush trees and appealing scenery.
Located in Yingpan Town, Zhashui County, Shangluo City, on the south slope of Qinling Mountains, the Niubeiliang National Forest Park consists of four scenic areas: Takin Valley, Landscape Recreation Area, Six-feet Ridge and Peak Forest Scenery. The park is home to unique high mountains consisting of glacial relics and trees, such as maple, cedar and oak. There are also ancient trees and vines, as well as clear streams and waterfalls along the way.