Shaolin 小林

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Shaolin is not a reserve but there are extensive areas for walking and there are some interesting birds to see. Try and come early and during the week to avoid the crowds.


Key Species

Grey-capped Woodpecker


Other Species

Azure-winged Magpie, Plumbeous Redstart, Vinous-throated Parrotbill,


Other Wildlife




Wagtails and Plumbeous Redstart can be found in the stream area. Other birds are mostly away in the more secluded areas of the park.


Habitat and Vegetation

Typical tree species of northern Henan.


Getting there

There are public buses from Zhengzhou which take 2 hours or so to reach the site.


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