When in Xi'An and if time allows, spare a day to visit this beautiful work of mother Nature. Either join local tours or hire a driver for the day, it's well worth the expense. Rise early and leave the city around 8am or earlier, the drive is around 2 hours on the highway. There is the option of taking the cable car up, or some pope prefer to climb up (stairs). Absolutely must wear suitable footwear, as the steps can be slippery! A walking stick is a good idea for steadying oneself. Sun glasses, a hat and dun block are important, so is plenty of water and some snacks to replenish your energy. Check the weather of the day and decide what clothes to wear, rules of thumb are loose and comfortable, also quick drying. One can choose to climb just one peak or do a few more, depending on your physical strength, don't over-estimate yourself and tire yourself out. There are parts that are really dangerous and not for the faint-hearted, don't be a hero or u may have an accident. Climbing down takes energy too, so be honest and pace yourself. When up there, you will be well rewarded with lovely view and marvel at the wonder of mother nature, how steep the mountain is! Some people climb up at night to wait for sun rise, which i believe must be beautiful. There are food stores up the top if u feel hungry, also a hotel too for those who like to spend more time. All in all, a wonderful China experience.
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