Yibin City, in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, has the largest bamboo forest in the world covering 27 mountains and more than 500 peaks. Hundreds of millions of bamboos form a green sea in the inland area.
The Bamboo Sea in south Sichuan, or Shunan Bamboo Sea, has over 400 different kinds of bamboo species, such as fishscale bamboo (Phyllostachys heteroclada Oliver) and purple bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra), but Nan bamboo is the dominant one in the forest.
Located in the subtropical monsoon climate area, the sea of bamboos enjoys a sufficient rainfall all year round. The annual average temperature is about 15.5 degrees Celcius, which makes the region the best place for many wildlife such as flying spider-monkey ferns and Lingzhi mushrooms.
Despite being abundant with bamboo, wild pandas have not been found in this area. The Yibin government signed a cooperation agreement with the Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas in 2018 to participate in wild training for captive pandas. In the near future, pandas may be seen in the city.
The magnificent bamboo sea in Yibin has been a popular traveling place since ancient times. Besides bamboo, its mountains and rivers, lakes, countless streams, and ancient temples also make it one of the best places in China to visit.
According to cgtn