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“Feel like living inside a Chinese painting, spectacular view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mount Huashan

Mount Huashan
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Owner description: Famous for its breathtaking cliffs and 12-kilometer-long winding path to its peak, this mountain features five peaks that resemble five petals of a flower.
Hong Kong, China
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“Feel like living inside a Chinese painting, spectacular view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2011

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.

Visited April 2011
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Xi'an, China
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“great mountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2011

it is really a steep and nice mountain near xi'an in china,famous for its precipitous scenery and trecherous hiking trails,if you go to xi'an someday ,i think you can not miss it,

Visited March 2011
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“Beautiful views, improved safety, amazing hike!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2010

We took bus no. 1 at 8 am from Xi'an main train station to Huayin village, where we then exited the bus and purchased tickets for the shuttle to the mt. base and the entrance tickets. They did give us a student discount for the entrance fee AND for the cable car, although I don't think they were meant to give us a student discount for the cable car as we're not Chinese students. Anyways, we took the cable car up to North Peak and hiked from there. We did not have a ton of time, but we still hit the East, South and North Peaks. They were all spectacular and really fun. The trails were a little crowded at times with Chinese tourists. They must have improved safety measures as I didn't feel endangered at all. I was a little freaked out after reading various things about the safety of this hike, but it was fine. We didn't hit the West peak, so maybe that's a different story, but the peaks we did visit were the highest ones. We took the Ladder to Heaven and Cloud Ladder or something similar. It was steep, but not unsafe. We ate at a noodle stand near North Peak. Gobbled down some cold noodles and the bread they usually stuff with meat (I liked mine plain) for 8Y each. Food wise, it's basically all the same: noodles. We expected to visit the "best restaurant" on East Peak according to Lonely Planet, but it looked the same as all the others, so we didn't bother. We descended, took the cable car from North Peak to the base, loaded back up in the shuttle after purchasing the tickets (20Y ea I think) and made it just in time for the last (5 pm) bus back to Xi'an. It all went smoothly and we really enjoyed ourselves. Don't let the scary safety talk deter you -- it's all improved and perfectly safe if you use common sense! We saw only one other white person on the entire mt.

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“A lot of hiking, but great views.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2010

My wife and I went to Mount Huashan at the end of September. We took the cable car up and then walked to each of the 5 peaks. Even with taking the cable car, it took us about 7 hours to walk to each of the peaks and back to the cable car for the ride back down. It was definitely worth the effort, though. The views from the mountain were amazing (it was also nice to be above the pollution for a while). My favorite part was the plankwalk which I believe I paid 30 RMB for. They give you a harness to use and I felt safe the whole time. I paid an extra 20 RMB to have them take a photo, which they laminate and handed to me on the spot. It was a long day, but absolutely worthwhile. Of course, since this is China, it was crowded for most of the day, but toward the evening there were a lot fewer people around. If you plan to spend the entire day hiking, it might be a good idea to start a little later so the crowds will thin out.

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“Impressive!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2010

We did a fast trip from Xian by bus, and in one the we could get 3 o the five peaks. The soldiers trail going up is spectecular, the walls that surround you are really big walls. Around the place where the cable car arrives, there is a lot of people, but you can find some path, always with steps, less crowded. Sometimes there fog between the peaks, as the day we went there, but it's worth make a long walk to see the mountain from his several peaks. By the way, we could listen a rocks sliding down in somepart of Mont Hua. Take care and good luck!

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