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Xihai Great Canyon

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Address: Inside the Mount Huang Scenic Area, Huangshan District, Huangshan 245700, China
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Beautiful, beautiful, and beyond beautiful

It is not a canyon of grand scale, not at all, but it is so beautiful and unique with such views mixed with fog, cloud, rain and snow! Just breathe-takingly beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2015
Kaisern C
Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

It is not a canyon of grand scale, not at all, but it is so beautiful and unique with such views mixed with fog, cloud, rain and snow! Just breathe-takingly beautiful.

2 Thank Kaisern C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

it is worth to be suffer climbing up and down for thousands stairs to see such amazing view, fantastic and never imagine, some of the wall are cover by snows make the canyon look prettier.

Thank Lina J
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

This spot has canyons that drop deep and steep. Very nice with the mountains far away in the background with bluish grey shades. Words cannot do justice to the beauty. Just go.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

The view on the trail is unbelievable, like better than our Grand Canyon and Yosemite Park add together! Has to be in good shape for the trail, which is narrow and steep!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

We did the entire Xihai Canyon - once you ditch the tourists at the cable car, you have the mountain to yourself. It took about 5 hours and was worth every minute. Gorgeous views. Try and get an updated map - the older ones online don't show the new cable car routes, which makes it confusing.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Locking view of mountains was awesome. Beautiful natural design mountains most amazing I have ever seen. Dont forget to see when you are in Huangshan mountain. You view several other points from this point. But our legs has to work out like anything on these mountains. Be fit before coming.

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is a challenging hike--up and down and finally down a lot. The reward is the beautiful scenery. At the bottom there is a cable ropeway to get back up, which was very much appreciated. Then you have to walk back to your hotel The trip took several hours from the North Sea area.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

get the tram thingy up if you're doing both rings. Last tram at 530ish so don't leave it til the last minute like we did!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Until I visited Huangshan I thought that the Great Wall was the place in China with most steps! This place is trying to beat the Great Wall. Wonderful place, but be aware of many tourists. We were there during the week, I would never come there during the weekend. If you do not speak Chinese please note that the signs... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Have good boots and allow yourself hours of time to explore and walk both loops. Every view is unique and worth your efforts! It will take some endurance since some of the passes are ver steep and unnerving. I would not attempt it after dark. Fantastic and bucket list place by all means. Sunset must watch place, no good for... More 

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