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Mount Tai

Hongmen Road, Taishan District, Tai'an 271000, China
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Ranked #1 of 69 attractions in Tai'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Historic Sites, National Parks, Religious Sites, Museums
Activities: Hiking
Description: A symbol of the Chinese Spirit and the royal object of worship, Mount Tai has many spectacular scenic and historic sites.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We took the east route (125 Yuan/62 Yuan student) from Tai'an and climed those thousands of steps from about 21:00 PM to 01:00 AM. With us about 10,000 chinese people undertook this enormous exertion and also stayed the night on the mountain top. We lent some army jackets and tried to sleep a little. Early in the morning we wanted... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This took me about 3.5 hours to climb. If you're walking this during the summer, I recommend you start earlier in the morning (not later than 7). Make sure to tell the taxi driver you're going to hongmen (red door) or they'll drive you to the Zhong Dian bus stop where you take the busses. If you want to burn... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There is a legend for Chinese mountains. Mount Tai is named as the first of these five. This is located in the North of China and it has been said that you need to climb up this mountain at least once in your life time. This is also received the UNECSO Natural Heritage Site and UNECSO Cultural Heritage Site awards.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went to Taishan Mountain in late May. We were staying in Jinan, where it was exceedingly hot - over 40C, so the trip to Taishan was perfectly timed - ideal temperature at the top, but on cooler days it might be quite chilly, as it's just over 5,000 ft. It is however, quite expensive (unless you walk up, which... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We climbed Taishan early June. We did not opt for the night climb or for sleeping at the top, so we started out trip around 6am in our hotel close to Dai Miao. We reached the summit at around 11am after 6600 steps! You will probably be the only Westerner, but don't worry: Everything is very well organized and even... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Much has been said of the beauty of the site so instead I will share the mundane matter of getting up and down. All visitors over 60 years old are entitled to discounted entry fee but must show passport as a foreigner. However there is no senior citizen discount on the bus fare or cable car. There is a shuttle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

we traveled with 3 kids so we took the cable car up. it was an amazing 4 hours, real china, great views, tranquility, green forest and nice walks

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Viewing the sunrise at the top is a phenomenal experience, but there isn't much else to do. There's not too much to see in the temples and while the scenery is pretty, it's not on the same level as other famous Chinese mountains. It's also very crowded- you'll be jostling with other people at the summit and trying not to... More

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Disneyland Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Taishan night climb is really enjoyable, just be prepared for the cold top. Even outside holidays, and outside touristic season, there are lots of people there at night, most starting between 11 and midnight. For many this is a bit early, if you're quite slow expect around 4 to 4.5 hours climb, around 3.5 for most people, if you're used... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I hesitate to only give this a 3/5 because the area is beautiful and the view from the top is very pretty. That being said, I think it depends on how you view this mountain. I'm an outdoor person and I hike sometimes. I'm not particularly in shape, but I usually manage pretty well on natural terrain. However, walking to... More

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