Maluan Mountain: where nature and culture merge

Writer: Lin Lin, Liu Xudong, Lin Jianping, Wang Haolan, Lin Songtao  |  Editor: Liu Minxia  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-09-22

Maluan Mountain in Pingshan District is very popular among avid hikers for its waterfalls, flora and fauna resources, breathtaking natural scenery as well as its rich Hakka culture.

With clear streams and lush woods, Maluan Mountain is acclaimed as a “natural oxygen bar.” Climbing the mountain is not strenuous as all the peaks are below 500 meters. The Biling Waterfalls (碧岭瀑布群) in the northwestern part of the mountain features five sections of waterfalls in various forms due to the erosion of water on the rocks.

Among Shenzhen’s waterfalls, Maluan Waterfall is known as the largest. To reach the waterfalls, hikers need to climb along the Biling Waterfall Trail, which has information signage of routes, directions and introductions to scenic spots and biological features.

In addition to natural resources, the mountain is also home to six ancient Hakka villages. Their centuries-old Hakka houses hidden amid the lush forests of the mountain are also worth visiting.