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Address: Northwest of the county, Dengfeng 452470, China
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A must do for a Shaolin enthusiast

Great historical walk with crazy intense stairs (the gradient is almost vertical and stairs uneven) The view isn't very good due to pollution but just being there is enough. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Great historical walk with crazy intense stairs (the gradient is almost vertical and stairs uneven) The view isn't very good due to pollution but just being there is enough. The history of the Song mountain is amazing,a must do.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Worth the walk and the ticket price. Suvh an amazing walk along a cliff and a Lord of the Rings type pagoda on the edge og the cliff...incredible.

1 Thank GladforGrace
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Nice view from the top, good hike, however, it's all "staired" up, so it's not a real hike in the way we think of in the west. But it seems to be the only way people go on hikes here in China...

Thank Marc G
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The whole Song Shan scenic area is huge, with temples and monasteries scatter around the area. I guess we need several days to cover all the tourist spots, so we might have to choose a few if we have limited time there.

1 Thank LS_Wong
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My son and I took the cable car to Mount Song, and attempted to hike to the summit. We were frustrated by the lack of directional signs on the paths, and gave up on the third attempt after taking 2 wrong paths. The paths were overgrown and did not seem as if they were regularly hiked. There are opportunities for... More 

Thank Andrew M
Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you have the time you should plan most of the day for Shaolin Temple and Song Shan. We knew there was a walking path from the temple to an area called Sanhuangzhai scenic area, but did not expect that much. We started from the Shaolin temple area (behind the pagoda forest) and had to walk to the end of... More 

2 Thank Hiner-BS
Davis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Mt. Song is one of the five famous mountains of China. And we really wanted to go up there very badly. Unfortunately all the trails and gondola was apparently closed to renovation. Apparently there was an accident several months ago? And nobody really knew about it? Our concierge nor the taxi driver knew it was closed until we tried driving... More 

Thank PJChiang
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Be sure you have plenty of time, the hike once you are up the Gondola can take a while to get tot he temple. Plus, the views are so extraordinary, you will want to stop often to take pictures! Don't miss this if you are in the area!

2 Thank dougmal
Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We started early morning at Shaolin temple and then walked the hike towards Sanhuangzhai. I would suggest doing it the opposite direction bc the kungfu shows don't start until later (10am I think) so we missed them. I'm sure they're cheesy but also would have been a fun thing to watch while we rested. And you will want to rest,... More 

4 Thank Vnyc80
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were dropped off at the beginning of the hike and headed towards Shaolin temple. The hike was a highlight of the day as the temple itself was a bit too touristy. We started early in the morning and it took us about 4-5 to reach the Shaolin temple. The hike is very beautiful and worth doing especially if the... More 

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