Jizu Mountain

Jizu Mountain, Binchuan County

Jizu Mountain
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Thursday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Possibility to hike all the way up and to sleep on top to watch sunrise and sunset
Jan 2019
I visited Jizu Mountain (鸡足山) in mid January. I hiked all the way up and slept in a small hostel on top of the mountain to watch the sunset and sunrise. How to get there from Dali Ancient town: -take bus 8 to Dali new town (大理市)until the last stop which is the train station (around 1h, 3rmb) -across the street is Dali Eastern bus station (大理东站). From there you can take a shuttle bus to Jizushan (around 2h, 32rmb) How to get to the top of Jizushan: The bus to Jizushan will make a stop at the entrance and you will have to get off the bus to buy tickets (70rmb). Then you can either start hiking from the entrance, or get back in the bus which will take you halfway to the top, where you will be able to either hike up the last stairs for around 2h or take the cable car. If you start hiking from the entrance make sure to take a picture of the map located at the entrance which has both pinyin and characters names, because sometimes the signs on the trails only show the characters. However the trails are well indicated and it is nearly impossible to get lost, just follow Jinding Temple (金顶寺) It took me 4 hours to hike all the way up from the entrance, and I visited 2 temples on the way. Climbing stairs for 4 hours was a little bit boring but the views at the top made it all worth it. On top just below Jinding temple are a hotel and 3 small hostels. I got a double room for 80rmb in one of the hostels (very simple, no bathroom, but a more than appreciated electric blanket). The views on top of the mountain are simply unique and I highly recommend the experience of sleeping there, for those who want to enjoy both an amazing sunrise and sunset. On the next day, after watching the sunrise I went down the stairs until the bus station (located halfway to the top) where I took a shuttle bus directly to Dali new town for 32rmb.

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Possibility to hike all the way up and to sleep on top to watch sunrise and sunset
Jan 2019 • Solo
I visited Jizu Mountain (鸡足山) in mid January.
I hiked all the way up and slept in a small hostel on top of the mountain to watch the sunset and sunrise.

How to get there from Dali Ancient town:
-take bus 8 to Dali new town (大理市)until the last stop which is the train station (around 1h, 3rmb)
-across the street is Dali Eastern bus station (大理东站). From there you can take a shuttle bus to Jizushan (around 2h, 32rmb)

How to get to the top of Jizushan:
The bus to Jizushan will make a stop at the entrance and you will have to get off the bus to buy tickets (70rmb).
Then you can either start hiking from the entrance, or get back in the bus which will take you halfway to the top, where you will be able to either hike up the last stairs for around 2h or take the cable car.

If you start hiking from the entrance make sure to take a picture of the map located at the entrance which has both pinyin and characters names, because sometimes the signs on the trails only show the characters. However the trails are well indicated and it is nearly impossible to get lost, just follow Jinding Temple (金顶寺)

It took me 4 hours to hike all the way up from the entrance, and I visited 2 temples on the way. Climbing stairs for 4 hours was a little bit boring but the views at the top made it all worth it.
On top just below Jinding temple are a hotel and 3 small hostels. I got a double room for 80rmb in one of the hostels (very simple, no bathroom, but a more than appreciated electric blanket).

The views on top of the mountain are simply unique and I highly recommend the experience of sleeping there, for those who want to enjoy both an amazing sunrise and sunset.

On the next day, after watching the sunrise I went down the stairs until the bus station (located halfway to the top) where I took a shuttle bus directly to Dali new town for 32rmb.
Written January 21, 2019
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