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“great montain for a day trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cuihua Mountain

Cuihua Mountain
Cuihua Mountain, Taiyi Palace, Chang'an District, Xi'an 710105, China
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Ranked #21 of 323 things to do in Xi'an
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Xi'an, China
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“great montain for a day trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

getting there is rather complicated, metro to the very south the walk up north for 5 minutes and take bus 905 until the end. Entry fee is 55 RMB for students.
Maps are not clear at all, it is easy to get a bit lost between the different caves but you'll eventually find your way since everything is paved. Not as hard to climb as Hua Shan but still pretty tirering!

Visited October 2015
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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“Water rafting by the CuiHua Mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Went with a coupe of friends to the Ciuhua mountain, was told there is a rafting place by the bottom of the mountain which is very very nice....
it cost roughly about 15GBP, you can either go as a couple or as a group of 5~6 people. Route is around 3~3,5miles and last around 20minutes....
But its really fun. so get yer swimming shorts and goggles as you will be getting awfully wet!!! il update further on the exact location when i can...
Make sure you go in the summer.... Otherwise you'd freeze...

Visited July 2015
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“The ruins from an earthquake about 3,000 years ago.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Cuihua Mountain is part of Zhongnan Mountain, which has a great influence in the Chinese history. Three highlights of it:

1. You can tell the impact of a very heavy earthquake 3000 years ago in the Zhou dynasty. The huge rocks and the 'sky lake' in the middle of the mountain were all the result of the earthquake.
2. This mountain has been famous from the ancient times for hosting the hermits. The first two hermits were in Zhou dynasty.
3. This mountain is said to be the headstream of the Taoism.

The back side of the mountain is a good choice for hiking.

Visited August 2015
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Foshan, China
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“Beautiful park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

As in other reviews, it is easy to get there via the 905 bus from the Sky Tower Metro stop, 4rmb. At the moment the bus does not go all the way to the park gate, don't think you can walk up, it is a long way so you need to get a ride on one of the 3 wheelers or a taxi. I have found this to be one of the nicest parks we have been too. BE warned, there are a lot of steps, but very worth it for the views. Also the flora and fauna is great. Beautiful flowers and lots of butterflies and birds. We only went on the shorter trails to the lake through the valley on the "middle path" to the ice cave. I think this was the best choice as we got to go through lots of natural paths under the fallen rocks. We then went up the mountain rather than going to the lake, I think the lake was better to look at than be there as there seems to be a lot of "tourist shops" there. Also nice about this park it was not so crowded, (usual China, go weekdays) but there were the occasional idiots shouting and spoiling the sounds of nature.. A lot of the walking was covered by vegetation so was somewhat cooler and then there is the cold air coming up from the crevasses in the rocks, very refreshing. Just before the entrance gate there is a little brook with some tables on the left side, we had a great meal and some beers there after the hike. Looking forward to going back and doing the full long hike.

Visited June 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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“China 2015”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Amazing views, but the stairs can be tiring. Also, watch out, the stairs are not all even, so beware of your footing, as you walk.

Visited April 2015
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