Daowu Mountain

Daowu Mountain, Liuyang

Daowu Mountain
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Ancient Ruins • Mountains
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Thursday
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Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
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Sunday
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capitalpyro
By capitalpyro
Hidden & Unknown Gem
Aug 2015
Daowo mountain is like much of China. Built to be great but left to deteriorate with very little or no maintenance at all. Quite a shame to say the least. The shear beauty of this place is a sight to behold regardless of man's invasion. The view of Liuyang in the valley below is much better than what can be seen from the top of the Pagoda. We took the road to the top. There is a reservoir near the top along with a rope style bridge but made from chain. This bridge was the best maintained feature of the entire park. There is a 4 story building that looks like it may have been intended as a lodge or hotel. It is half finished as of this writing and it doesn't look like anything has been done there for years. Its quite beautiful despite the neglected look and feel. My guess is that someone got a bunch of money from the government to build this park and did just enough to get the money and then fled, leaving everything in a half finished state. From the top of the mountain there are walking paths down. At one time there were buildings that looked like they may have vended something but they are falling down and abandoned now. The stone pathways are still in good condition and the wilderness surrounding the paths is awesome. In August we only passed two other people during the entire walk. It was like we had the entire mountain to ourselves, something you can seldom experience in China. You will definitely want to bring your camera, a good pair of walking/hiking shoes and water. I would think 1/2 day would be adequate but one could easily spend an entire day there if they enjoy the outdoors. Signs said "no swimming" but the clear water reservoir had 3 or 4 kids swimming and fishing. It was around 40RMB to enter at the gate. It may have been cheaper for locals. In conclusion - If you like the outdoors and hiking, go to this place right outside of Liuyang. Its really beautiful and the peace and quiet is a welcome feeling after dealing with the huge population in China.

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Mitra Brightman
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walk throu the clouds
May 2021
Nice mountain for lonelly walk and visit monastry. Better to choose cloudy weather just to walk throw skies. Also not bad monastry, but infrastruction around it almost dead
Written May 26, 2021
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capitalpyro
Springfield, IL29 contributions
Hidden & Unknown Gem
Aug 2015 • Friends
Daowo mountain is like much of China. Built to be great but left to deteriorate with very little or no maintenance at all. Quite a shame to say the least. The shear beauty of this place is a sight to behold regardless of man's invasion. The view of Liuyang in the valley below is much better than what can be seen from the top of the Pagoda.

We took the road to the top. There is a reservoir near the top along with a rope style bridge but made from chain. This bridge was the best maintained feature of the entire park. There is a 4 story building that looks like it may have been intended as a lodge or hotel. It is half finished as of this writing and it doesn't look like anything has been done there for years. Its quite beautiful despite the neglected look and feel. My guess is that someone got a bunch of money from the government to build this park and did just enough to get the money and then fled, leaving everything in a half finished state. From the top of the mountain there are walking paths down. At one time there were buildings that looked like they may have vended something but they are falling down and abandoned now. The stone pathways are still in good condition and the wilderness surrounding the paths is awesome. In August we only passed two other people during the entire walk. It was like we had the entire mountain to ourselves, something you can seldom experience in China.

You will definitely want to bring your camera, a good pair of walking/hiking shoes and water. I would think 1/2 day would be adequate but one could easily spend an entire day there if they enjoy the outdoors. Signs said "no swimming" but the clear water reservoir had 3 or 4 kids swimming and fishing. It was around 40RMB to enter at the gate. It may have been cheaper for locals.

In conclusion - If you like the outdoors and hiking, go to this place right outside of Liuyang. Its really beautiful and the peace and quiet is a welcome feeling after dealing with the huge population in China.
Written August 29, 2015
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