Mount Qingcheng
Mount Qingcheng
4.5
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Tara
    Luoyang, China2 contributions
    A mountain top experience
    Climbing Mount QingCheng was a beautiful experience. It is a mountain, so if you choose to climb it it will take some time and there will be many stairs. You should make sure you are in decent health before you climb. If you simply want to see the main attraction, the temple, then you can take a tram up to the top of the mountain. I chose to climb. It was clean, fresh, and if you climb the mountain you will capture some amazing photos.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 29, 2023
  • claireem
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    Atmospheric misty mountain
    There are two Mount Qingcheng - the 'front' and the 'back'. This listing, and this review is for the former, which is much more accessible and frequented. I went up Mount Qingcheng in mid-November 2023, during which it was in the single digits and misty, particularly at the top. The mountain has a loop trail involving a cablecar, which lets one hit most of the sites of interest in a single journey. I took the cablecar up, and walked down. This is arguably harder than the opposite direction as there were a couple of trail sections comprised of very narrow and steep steps that were wet from the misty weather. The hardest sections have (somewhat rusty) metal chain rails as a guide - do bring gloves! Ascending all the way to the pagoda at the top took about an hour from the main gate, while descending all the way down by walking took about four hours. I do not regret doing so. The entire trail can be summed up as 'atmospheric'. Much of the trail is ringed by lush nature. At parts, one stands in the shadow of rock formations of immense presence. The various Taoist temples built by man are beautiful in their own right, but stand in stark humility to the nature that surrounds them. Mount Qingcheng is an easy recommend.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • JudyOswestryUK
    Oswestry, United Kingdom248 contributions
    Lovely trip out of the city, 2 night stay meant we could take our time enjoying the climb up.
    A great respite from the busy city. We took the bus, boat and cable car up and back, but there are still a lot of stairs to climb. My Fitbit noted just under 5 miles total there and back from main gate. There are plenty of stalls for food and drink and places to rest, take time and enjoy the views through the trees! We were lucky to have dry but cool weather making climbing easier. There are various maps posted further up the mountain making it easy to check progress. We only have cash and found it easy to buy the various extra tickets. Over 60’s free into park, adults 80. Bus 10. Boat 5 cable car 60 return or can get single if walking one way. Porters will carry you up last part but I didn’t even want to try and discover price as might have been tempted, would have felt too guilty as I’m not the lightest.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 29, 2023
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eqfcf
4 contributions
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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Pauli C
Seattle, WA258 contributions
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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tony12cu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,359 contributions
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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claireem
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
There are two Mount Qingcheng - the 'front' and the 'back'. This listing, and this review is for the former, which is much more accessible and frequented.

I went up Mount Qingcheng in mid-November 2023, during which it was in the single digits and misty, particularly at the top.

The mountain has a loop trail involving a cablecar, which lets one hit most of the sites of interest in a single journey. I took the cablecar up, and walked down. This is arguably harder than the opposite direction as there were a couple of trail sections comprised of very narrow and steep steps that were wet from the misty weather. The hardest sections have (somewhat rusty) metal chain rails as a guide - do bring gloves! Ascending all the way to the pagoda at the top took about an hour from the main gate, while descending all the way down by walking took about four hours.

I do not regret doing so. The entire trail can be summed up as 'atmospheric'. Much of the trail is ringed by lush nature. At parts, one stands in the shadow of rock formations of immense presence. The various Taoist temples built by man are beautiful in their own right, but stand in stark humility to the nature that surrounds them.

Mount Qingcheng is an easy recommend.
Written November 27, 2023
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Yann S
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar31 contributions
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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Katherine D
Cambridge, MA217 contributions
Feb 2021
Not for the faint of heart! It is very humid and very steep. It is a beautiful mountain and cool temples disbursed through the trails. We are relatively in shape and young-ish, and this was a difficult hike. Even after you take the cable car to the top of the mountain, there is still significant walking. Lots of signs about the high oxygen content, since the area is so lush. Very beautiful area. I wish there were more signs about the temples.
Written January 7, 2022
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JudyOswestryUK
Oswestry, UK248 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
A great respite from the busy city. We took the bus, boat and cable car up and back, but there are still a lot of stairs to climb. My Fitbit noted just under 5 miles total there and back from main gate. There are plenty of stalls for food and drink and places to rest, take time and enjoy the views through the trees! We were lucky to have dry but cool weather making climbing easier. There are various maps posted further up the mountain making it easy to check progress. We only have cash and found it easy to buy the various extra tickets. Over 60’s free into park, adults 80. Bus 10. Boat 5 cable car 60 return or can get single if walking one way. Porters will carry you up last part but I didn’t even want to try and discover price as might have been tempted, would have felt too guilty as I’m not the lightest.
Written November 30, 2023
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Tara
Luoyang, China2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Climbing Mount QingCheng was a beautiful experience. It is a mountain, so if you choose to climb it it will take some time and there will be many stairs. You should make sure you are in decent health before you climb. If you simply want to see the main attraction, the temple, then you can take a tram up to the top of the mountain. I chose to climb. It was clean, fresh, and if you climb the mountain you will capture some amazing photos.
Written April 29, 2023
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Ivan A
Bangkok, Thailand67 contributions
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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Jana7z
Wulong County, China167 contributions
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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