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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 place

A lot of walking, very few tourists go there. There is a branched road from Tian-Hai that goes there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Herbert L
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of walking, very few tourists go there. There is a branched road from Tian-Hai that goes there.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Unless one is physically fit and plan to spend more than one night on the mountain, walk down either the north or south trail (I did north since it looks easier), then take the XiHai rail car up. The Xihai railcar does not go all the way to the bottom of the mountain. It essentially just serves the Great Canyon.... More 

Ellenborough, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Its a really scenic place and it has some very (very) interesting steps. So you really (really) need some decent walking shoes and bottled water. The views are spectacular and worthwhile getting a decent map so you can cover most of the better scenery in one day. The next day you will need a rest!

Thank mrnudie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We stayed in Huangshan 2 nights and 3 days. We had bad luck with the weather. It was raining everyday and the fog was so thick that we could see almost nothing far. But we were glad that we decided to go to Xihai Grand Canyon on the last day. The landscape along the trail was beautiful. The pine trees... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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202 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Xihai fantastic from so many places, but not for faint hearted or people scared of heights as the path stairs are often located on the side of cliffs.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We, 2 families with kids (8, 9 and 11) started from the Beihai Hotel and walked for ab out 1.5 hours through the canyon and same way back. We did not get as far as the monorail, rather stayed up on the mountain. It is an amazing hike with stunning views. It was not an "easy" walk, but well doable... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is very beautiful, and best of all, there are no tour groups there!!! Lots of downhill stairs and amazing viewpoints. Once you get to the bottom, I recommend taking the tram back to the top or suffering a miserable death trying to ascend out of the treacherously steep canyon.

1 Thank Alexander Y
Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Beautiful Views especially in the evening. As the sun goes down the colors change right before your eyes.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We are seasoned hikers, but this was challenging even for us. The stairs are steep, and cling to the side of the mountain. I am not in any way afraid of heights, but there were times looking down the stairs, that I found myself hanging on to the rail for dear life. There seems to be nothing between you and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Footpathes and staircases attached to the rocks with nothing underneath you for several hundred meters ... just breathtaking and a little frightening as well

1 Thank SwissCity

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