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“Gu Shan” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Drum Mountain (Gu Shan)

Drum Mountain (Gu Shan)
Gushan Town, Jin'an District, Fuzhou 350014, China
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Ranked #4 of 147 things to do in Fuzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Gu Shan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Loved it...best to have lunch at the vegetarian restaurant situated next to the temple. It is very relaxing and the walk around the temple is very refreshing.

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“Good Excercise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I was hoping for a mountain hike to see some Chinese flora and fauna, but in reality Drum Mountain is more of a city park, which is very crowded. There are gondolas which can take you to the top, but they were mostly unused and didn’t really strike me as being safe. It was nice, but for the pain in the butt it is getting around Fuzhou, I could have lived without it.

Visited August 2013
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“Would be worth it for the view, if it weren't for the smog”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Bottom line, if you are going for the view, make sure you can clearly see the tops of the skyscrapers in town before you go, otherwise mostly a wasted trip unless you like to hike. And hike you can, many trails around and to the top, not font try unless you are in quite good shape. It's roughly 3000 steps near as I cod estimate and better than 1600 meters up (AND DOWN). Faiy strenuous at times although not overly steep

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“Climbing a mountain for fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

it's easy to see why the locals love mountains - they have so many and they all have steps all the way to the top usually.

this one even has a nice temple halfway up too!

Visited July 2012
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“Nice Temple”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2006

Gu Shan is easily accessed from downtown Fuzhou in around 15-20 mins. A taxi ride from the centre will cost around 20RMB or take a local bus from Hudong Lu for 2 RMB.

You can walk the hill comfortably in around 1hr 15 mins, it's 1900m high. Along the way, souvenir and food vendors litter the path. Be sure to buy drinks and snacks in the city before you head there as they're twice or three times the price on the hill.

There's a nice temple at the top, housing over 900 national relics, mainly scrolls written in the monk's blood. A superb vegetarian restaurant is next to the small pond with the statue of Ma Zhu, a locally revered goddess along the Fujian coast.

It an be a really tough climb if it's hot and humid (April - October, but mainly June-Sep), so if you're not fit either don't attempt it or take a mian bao che (small van) to the top. Haggle for the best price. There's also a chair lift, which takes you to the first crown after which there's a gentle 15 minute walk to the temple.

Gu Shan can get really crowded at the weekend at any time of year, so it's better to go during the week if you don't like crowds.

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