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Xihai Great Canyon

Inside the Mount Huang Scenic Area, Huangshan District, Huangshan 245700, China
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Ranked #2 of 59 Attractions in Huangshan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We did the entire Xihai Canyon - once you ditch the tourists at the cable car, you have the mountain to yourself. It took about 5 hours and was worth every minute. Gorgeous views. Try and get an updated map - the older ones online don't show the new cable car routes, which makes it confusing.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Locking view of mountains was awesome. Beautiful natural design mountains most amazing I have ever seen. Dont forget to see when you are in Huangshan mountain. You view several other points from this point. But our legs has to work out like anything on these mountains. Be fit before coming.

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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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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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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