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Cangshan Mountain

Address: Dali 671000, China
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Ranked #8 of 54 Attractions in Dali
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We took the Gantong cable car up to the park, which provided what unfortunately turned out to be the best view of Erhai Lake for the entire visit. The hike up from the cable car station to the hiking route required some exertion; however, once the main trail was reached it is a flat, well-paved route the whole way. The... More 

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Shanghai, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

40 rmb for the ticket to get in. Big noise of all new constructions all around. Plus seeing a huge touristic center, local ladies fighting each other to get tourists....it was quite horrible to our eyes. The area in itself is beautiful, but as usually in China....God of Money is more powerful than Nature.... Such a pity!!!!

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Taipei, Taiwan
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I quite enjoyed my trip to Cangshan! However, next time I'd probably spend the extra money and take the cable car up to Zhonghesi rather than doing the two hour hike. The trail is very steep and long, and as someone who is healthy but not super athletic, I found myself having to stop and catch my breath every few... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is recommended in guides, but the walk is unchallenging and the scenery is very monotone and uninspiring. The ride down in the chair lift was kind of fun, Though:)

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved the cable car ride all the way up the mountain . remember to take your jackets it can get breezy and cold up there . the views are amazing and surprisingly not much crowd . the toilets are disgusting though

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Had a great day going up to the top of the mountain, we walked for a while before turning back I would recommend wearing a warm jacket up there as it gets a bit cold at 4000m ( we were all in T shirts) then back down the the mountain to the film studio.

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We took the Gantong Cablecar up to the Jade Belt path. Worth the RMB90 it cost (RMB60 for the cablecar and RMB30 for park entrance) as it would have been a tiring 2 hour hike. The Jade Belt path runs about 15kms north from Gantong even beyond Dali Old Town. A very pleasant hike from Gantong to Dali and relatively... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Had an enjoyable walk along the jade belt road (12km) We had haze so views could have been better, however still don't think it can compare with tiger leaping gorge which we had just walked The zonghe chair lift is not working and won't be repaired There are 2 cable cars up onto the mountain The main one which is... More 

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Florence, Italy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I was here on January 2014 and the cable way to reach ZhongHe temple was closed since a lot of months ago. Therefore, you can reach ZhongHe temple only by walking or riding an horse! Still cool, but it will take 2h to go up and 2h down. Nevertheless this possibility, you could prefer take the other cable way, which... More 

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Dali, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Cangshan mountain also called "Jicaosei" in Bai language is regarded as a treasure house to the local people. It produces a great number of marbles, lots of batanical species like the terracing tea gardens, tranditional herbs and wild flowers and so on. The mountain consists of 19 peaks with 18 steams which provides beautiful waterfalls and amazing cliffs. In 1992,... More 

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