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Xihai Great Canyon

Inside the Mount Huang Scenic Area, Huangshan District, Huangshan 245700, China
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Ranked #3 of 59 attractions in Huangshan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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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Dubai
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 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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earth
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Finally I got to experience the west sea canyons great views, This being my second trip to HuangsShan as my first was clouded over with 10 meter visibility and almost the whole canyon was closed for maintenance. Anyway for those of you that suffer from slight acrophobia I strongly suggest taking the new cable car to the bottom of the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The grand cayon area is definetly a must visit place in Huangshan. Your goal is to reach the Xihai Cable Car (bottom station). We walk from Xihai hotel and it tooks approx 3 hours to reach the bottom station. We make a lot of stop to take pictures and enjoy the view. Please make sure you bring lunch and water.... More

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Houston, Texas
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363 attraction reviews
491 helpful votes 491 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you come to Huangshan you MUST go to the West Sea. If you do not, you are missing the best bit of the mountain. The remainder of the mountain is spoiled by crowds, noise and tour groups. But as soon as you set off from Cloud Dispelling Pavilion towards the bottom the crowds start to recede. There are still... More

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Ningbo, CHINA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Amazing to walk through, but v scary in places if you don't like heights. Steps are steep, and the walk can be hard on your knees.

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Hong Kong
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is our first trip to this canyon area. We took the cable cart to the top close to the Pai-Yun-Ting, then took the steep staircase down to the canyon. The steps are new and well constructed. You feel safe though the stairs are steep. Along the way down, there are many surprising good scenery, decorated with the changing colors... More

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California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was our favorite part of the Huangshan Mountain area and we traversed much of it. Mist and clouds obscured most of it much of the time, but the views must be spectacular and the hiking was magnificent. Worth every step.

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