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Mount Huashan

Within Huayin, Huayin 714200, China
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Huayin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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... more » 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. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Did a one day trip to Huashan in early July. Getting there was easy since you can take a bullet train (40mins) from Xian North station. Once you are at the Huashan station, just take a 10min taxi ride to the mountain foot. There, I bought the entrance ticket and a cable car ticket which brought me up to the... More

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I climbed Mt Huashan from the Jade Springs temple entrance (¥180). It took us 5 hrs to get the the North Peak going at an good pace and stopping lots for photos. We then stayed at Wuyunfeng hostel (¥120 dorm) which is located past the north peak towards the east/south/west peaks (bit before the entrance to these peaks). We watched... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Xian is, hands down, the most polluted city I have ever been to. In 4 days there, the smog only cleared for one day, after an evening of extremely strong winds. Unfortunately, this was not the day we went to Huashan. On our day at Huashan, it was almost like whiteout: we could see a vague outline of mountains in... More

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Tiburon, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Hats off to all the intrepid reviewers. But worn out at the end of a month-long, mostly guided China trip, we enjoyed Hua Shan the easy way. The new West Peak cable car line is definitely an E-ticket ride, about 10 minutes long ending in an almost vertical climb up a sheer rock wall below the peak. The hike to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We did a day trip to Hua Shan from Xi'an just a few days ago. It was definitely the highlight of our China trip this year. Here's our logistics for reference: 1. Bus to HuaShan from Xi'an Train station (RMB22), they leave when the bus is full. The bus ride is a little less than 2 hours, definitely plan a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

So, you saw something online about the Hua Shan plank trail, and now it's on your bucket list? This is where I started: http://www.viralnova.com/dangerous-trail-huashan/ Except that the Viral Nova write up is a bit misleading. Clearly the author has never set foot on the mountain, as the descriptions leave a little to be desired and the descriptions are not accurate... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is only a couple of foreigner on the mountain, but a lot of Chinese. It seems that to climb up from the bottom and see sunrise (leaving midnight) is a challange for youngsters from the region. Everybody done it whom we met once in their life. As we did not have enough time (or the condition, more than 7000... More

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Tianjin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've walked up Huashan twice now, in 2011 and in 2013, and both times were so good, so memorable and inspiring, that I am planning another as soon as possible. One of China's 5 sacred mountains it's vast panoramas of vertical granite and precipitous drops make an almost otherworldly experience in hiking. But then, you'd expect nothing more from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My husband and I visited Hua Shan back in March as part of our tour round China, it wasn't originally part of our itinerary but after finding ourselves with a spare day in Xian, we decided to visit. We caught the local bus from outside Xian train station. Buses to Hua Shan leave regularly until 11am. (They leave when they... More

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lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

I hiked up the mountain from the very bottom, starting from Yuquan temple in Huashan village. I can highly recommend the longer hike, especially if you do what I did and stay overnight on the top. I took the number 1 bus from outside Xian North train station. There seemed to be a single departure, which I was told was... More

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