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Three forests in Zhoushan win provincial recognition

Updated : 2022-01-12 (chinadaily.com.cn)

Three forests in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, were listed as Zhejiang forest oxygen bars in 2021 by the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Forestry.

A forest oxygen bar refers to a place with many negative oxygen ions due to trees, springs, streams, and falls.

Here are two of the listed forest oxygen bars in Zhoushan.

Changgang Mountain forest oxygen bar

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The Changgang Mountain forest oxygen bar. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsqdxq]

The Changgang Mountain forest oxygen bar is located in Zhoushan forest farm, 95 percent of which is covered with forest, including broad-leaved forest, forest for non-timber products, and bamboo forest. Its negative oxygen ion content has always been 3,000 negative oxygen ions per cubic centimeter.

Mao'ao village forest oxygen bar in Dinghai district

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The Ma'ao village forest oxygen bar. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsqdxq]

With various scenic spots, Ma'ao village boasts a prosperous tourism industry. Its Ma'ao Museum is the only of its kind in Zhejiang to showcase the 6,000-year history of fishing villages on islands.

Ma'ao has been following the principle of lucid waters and lush mountains being invaluable assets to create a beautiful natural environment. In 2017, Ma'ao was recognized as a 3A-level scenic village in Zhejiang.