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“Exceptional views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moon Hill

Moon Hill
8 km from Yangshuo, Yangshuo County, China
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“Exceptional views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

If you do one thing in the area, climb Moon Hill. The views are spectacular. One warning, though: we encountered people on the road who told us we couldn't do the walk without a guide. This is not true - it's a simple stone path, and no one takes a guide! Just bypass them and head for the ticket booth (there is a very small fee)

Visited April 2013
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“Nice hike and awsome pictures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

nice hike up hill, but the views and the pictures are amazing... you can have a 360 view of all Yangshou

Visited March 2013
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“Just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

As we had time, we did the climb up the hill. It is a bit of exercise, but a 5 year old and 60 year old could do with without any problems. The steps were slippery, so take care, especially when coming downhill. We were lucky, no touts were following us and there were just a couple of other foreign people up on the mountain. No Chinese. The view is nice, if its not too foggy, but not spectacular. If you don't have time, just take a picture on the road, its clearly visible from there, and do not pay entrance fee.

Visited April 2013
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“Good views from the top, but a significant climb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Moon Hill is a mountain with a big hole in it, accessible via a set of grantite steps set into the side of the hill. The climb itself is relatively uninteresting, with a total of 800 steps to the top. The views from the top are good and give you an elevated position to view the Karst mountains, so the climb is worth it.

In places the steps are steep and (when wet) slippery so plan on sensible shoes. The total climb is 320 metres vertically, with benches at regular internvals if you need a breather. The restaurant at the bottom is also a good place to relax, and the food is reasonable.

Best to go on a day with good visibility, when the ground is dry. Note that the only toilets in the area are at the restaurant at the bottom.

Visited April 2013
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“Impressive...but stop and photograph and then move on...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The title says it all...it makes a nice photo, but short of spending a day climbing up to see the hole up close, I'm not sure this is worth more than 20 minutes to snap a photo, perhaps at the Moon Hill Cafe...

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