Yellow River Old Course Forest Park

(Cont’ from Dezhou page)

In the past 2,000 years, China’s Yellow River has changed course a few times. At the same time, Dezhou has developed and shifted to this 8,000 acre botanical park. There are over 30,000 trees with over a year’s age.

The Yellow River Forest Park, in this sense, is a truly surviving man-made historical forest in Xiajin County, Dezhou. The Yellow River is China’s Mother River. It was in 11 AD that the yellow river changed its course, leaving the river beach barren for few years. Dezhou natives started planting trees to stabilize sands before long. 2,000 years later, the barren river beach turned into the largest and oldest manmade garden in China with 20,000 trees growing jujube, apricot, pears, and plums. Many trees date back 2,000 years ago with many still alive. Nature lovers will be jumping when they explore the vast and enchanting 500,000 acre jujube forest. The park is dotted with a variety of cultural sites, such as Dayun Temple and the Apricot Orchard Academy. Plus, check out the Debai Hot Springs Resort inside the Forest Park for an ideal staycation.

Yellow River Forest Park is built to commemorate the course shift of the historical Yellow River. The Yellow River is China’s Mother River. It was in 11 AD that the yellow river changed its course, leaving the river beach barren for few years. Dezhou natives started planting trees to stabilize sands before long. 2,000 years later, the barren river beach turned into the largest and oldest manmade garden in China with 20,000 trees growing jujube, apricot, pears, and plums. Many trees date back 2,000 years ago and many are still alive. For nature lovers, explore this vast 500,000 acre jujube forest is enchanting.

Location: 313 province road, Xiajin County, Dezhou (德州市夏津县315省道)

More info:

  • Tickets: 30 RMB
  • Hours: 8:30am to 6pm
  • Average time spent: 1-2 hours
  • Transportation: Didi (equiv. Uber)

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