Mount Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng, Chengdu

Mount Qingcheng
4.5
Mountains • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A natural scenic area and a holy mountain of Taoism.
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More than 3 hours
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Pauli C
Seattle, WA258 contributions
Great to be outdoors and away from the big city.. so much tranquility!
Sep 2021 • Family
We took a Didi from a hotel in downtown Chengdu. The cost was 170 CYN. We arranged for our Didi driver to bring us back to the city for 150 CYN..It was an easy ride. Left downtown at 9 a.m. and arrived at 10:15.

We went in a Tuesday, it was warm and topped 80% humidity. But what an amazing forest. The trail is either wood, cement or stone. It can get very steep. Many reviews say 3 hours round trip. That is just over what it took is.

We took the "sight seeing" car for 10 CYN each way. Certainly worth it. We chose not to take the boat over the water. The walk around is easy and beautiful.

To enter the hike, we were not expecting the 80 CYN pp.. so be prepared. The cable car was 60 CYN pp RT.

A couple of notes, there is cold water you can purchase along the path, along with foods, fruit and even ice cream. There are toilets along the root as well, look for the signs. (I would recommend having some tissue with you as my daughter experienced there being none.. this is not uncommon in China).

There was one path through a temple that was very difficult to find. Our family and an Australian family struggled, the signage was not great. We asked a local, shoulders up, questioning look, pointing up and they showed us the way.

From there it was really not to far too the top and it is worth the steep climb. But once again you have no idea how far it is..I believe about 800 m from the confusing temple.

But the views and the temple are worth it.
Written September 26, 2021
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Stephen C
1,055 contributions
Good place for a hike
Apr 2021 • Couples
This attraction is only about 10 kilometers  away from Dujiangyan irrigation. So you should make a trip here if you are already in that area.

There is a lot of history on how Taoism evolved in this area. You will find  temples spread around the mountain on the front hill.

To enjoy nature and a good hike and this will be a place to visit.

Written April 25, 2021
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Yann S
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar29 contributions
Must go for taoism insight
Apr 2021
It's a really nice place to go early in the morning. Try to start the climbing before 9h30 with car cable or walking (bit more difficult and long). That's a place you have to go with guide as it will bring you a better understanding of Taoism approach versus Buddhism. One of the rare area were you are really in a nice country side in a nice surrounding with less than an hour driver from Chengdu.
Written April 15, 2021
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eqfcf
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Dec 2020
First and foremost, I want to say that I recommend coming to see the Giant Pandas (if you are already in Chengdu) and this place will be worth your trip. However, I WAS BITTEN BY A RED PANDA. The enclosure for the Red Pandas have holes in the gates so the pandas can run from area to area. This was not on any of the signage so I was surprised to see a panda run right across the path in front of me. There are signs that say to be quiet and a different sign that something to the effect that these pandas can be aggressive. I was quietly walking through the enclosure, taking photos when a family came into the enclosure behind me. I heard their small children scream (I'm assuming they did that because they saw a panda on the path) which probably frightened the panda that ran right up behind my leg, grabbed me hard and bit me! I was bleeding and no one helped me - including the parents of tabout any possible danger to humans. The giant pandas are beautiful but you can see them at the Beijing zoo. I am so sorry I ever went to Chengdu. If this is your only reason to go to this city, go see the Giant Pandas somewhere else.
Written December 1, 2020
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Jana7z
Wulong County, China167 contributions
taoism birthplace and beautiful scenery
Sep 2020
mount Qingcheng is divided into front hill and back hill, very different atmosphere.
front hill is the birthplace of China Taoism and has many Taoist temple and historical sites like steles and ancient trees from Tang Dynasty (about 1300 years ago). the temples half covered with fog are like true fairylands. took me 4 hour and half to finish the whole route.
back hill is mainly natural scenery, waterfalls and strange giant rocks along the way. took me about 6 hours to finish the whole route.
here is an advice, try your best to climb instead of cable car, the roads are built well and not slippy even in rain. feel the vibe walking in the fairyland.
Written September 22, 2020
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tony12cu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,359 contributions
Nice historic Mountain with plenty of greens
Aug 2019
Lots of routes to explore - have to have strong legs though. Can easily spend an entire day there.

The cable car queue can take you one hour to get on, so you may want to consider going on foot.

Lots of greens and intersperse with lakes and gasping views.
Written July 27, 2020
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Ivan A
Bangkok, Thailand67 contributions
Beautiful scenic spot
Jul 2020 • Couples
A good place to trek around and come close to nature. It's the birthplace of Taoism. Beautiful structure along way which is good to take photographs. A sports wear is a must as you need to walk and climb a lot also a dedicated partner who can complete the whole trek without complaining 😁
Written July 9, 2020
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novel
China55 contributions
Qingcheng Wushu
May 2020
Qingcheng Wushu is an important school of Chinese Wushu. It belongs to one of the four major schools of an-cient Chinese Wushu and originated from Qingcheng Mountain, Sichuan which is the Holy Land of ChineseTaoism and the world cultural heritage.
Written June 28, 2020
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JonasCN
Singapore, Singapore4,051 contributions
Be Ready for the Hidden Costs and steep steps
Dec 2019
Mount Qingcheng is a short distance away from Dujianyan. There is an excitement in the desire to reach the highest peak when climbing the mountain. However the steps up the mountain is quite steep, especially the last 30 minutes and can be slippery during winter. There are porters to help you up the mountain at a cost (though one does sympathise the porters who are in their 50s too). There is also a photo taking service a the top of the mountain which a beautiful temple, especially during winter due to the thick clouds. The air is filled with the smoke from the joss sticks. There is a certain level of accomplishment amid the achy legs when you reach the top. Hence, this is well recommended for travellers looking for adventure.

However, the main drawback of the area is the hidden costs you have to bear with to enjoy a complete experience. The site ticket is 80RMB. To proceed to the mountain, you have to 20 RMB for a 2 way mini bus journey to the river coast, after which you have to pay 10 RMB for a 2 way boat ride to an area closer to the mountain. There is also a 60RMB cable car to proceed to the base of the mountain before walking up. There is a need to factor in these costs when you are planning your trip. It is also difficult to avoid this payment as the journey without is much longer.

Do also take note of the different operating hours during winter. It opens 8.30am to 5.30pm from May to October, and 9am to 5pm from November to April. Overall, if you can get over the hidden costs and the physical requirements, this is well worth the trip.
Written December 28, 2019
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Waqas
Chengdu, China3 contributions
Ordinary Place
Sep 2019
Average type of a place, but can b a good get away from the daily routine. You can enjoy a hike upto the top of the hill or can use a cable car to get there. I will suggest a hike!
Written December 9, 2019
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