The Swallow's Stone Nest Scenic Area is 10km from the Shanghaizi Lake Service Zone and is located at 3,837m above sea-level. Inside the region are idyllic natural views and immaculate ecological sceneries including primeval forest, alpine lake, alpine prairie, waterfall, precipitous peaks and rocks, among others. The majestic mountains come in many forms, from jade bunny to stone monkey, including one that looks like the Empress Consort Wu Zetian of Tang dynasty sitting on the summit with the iconic high bun on her head and the signature long robe of that era. When accentuated by the blue sky and white clouds, these mountains look extraordinarily exalted. The waterfall at Swallow's Stone Nest has a height of about 500m and a width of roughly 12m, and is one of China's highest waterfalls. Known for its tremendous height difference, the top of the waterfall spews out water from the precipitous cliff, which sprays into mists in mid-air before plunging down in strings of pearls. On the expansive grassland in the valley, wild flowers of various colors vie for attention, while the age-tested Min River Cypresses and sequoias stand and watch quietly in the surrounding. The peaks, prairies, alpine forests and flowing waters form a picturesque painting. The area is also esteemed as one of the earliest places to see red leaves in autumn each year, which can be seen as early as the end of September.