Guilin Yaoshan Mountain Scenic Resort

Guilin Yaoshan Mountain Scenic Resort

Guilin Yaoshan Mountain Scenic Resort
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André K
Hefei, China279 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This was total robbery. We had to pay 200 Rmb to go up the mountan and once on top could see nothing due to thick miss. The ticket office should not have sold the tickets due to no vissibilty and safety reasons , previous mountains where we experienced simular conditions did this , but here they just want your money.
The facilities is not well maintained and the Toboggan was not in use , the weeds is starting to over grow it. Thi place is not wotrth visiting there are much better mountains in Yangshuo to visit.
Written October 7, 2020
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Barrie V
Tibet, China22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
This is well worth the money - if you do it the smart way.. which is to say get a taxi (about 20 kuai from the city centre) or get the bus (number 13 I think.. about 2 kuai!) to Yaoshan dispense with a tour guide and just 'pay on the door'! It's 100 yuan or so for the chairlift and return journey and the views are spectacular. You can opt for the toboggan run halfway down on the return. There are plenty of touristy buying options at the summit and at the visitor centre at the base if you choose.. An added bonus on returning to the base of Yao shan is the rather splendid geological museum - all part of the fee! I went on a sunny day and thought it was a very pleasant day out. Recommended!
Written April 2, 2017
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Kb_Chua
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
Good place where you could enjoy the bird view of Guilin and it's significant mountain view. However, one should beware of scam: Tour guides would lead visitor to a small temple to get ribbon for wish making. Visitor is told, in order to get rid of bad luck, he/she should make donation to the temple. My personal advice is, just tell them you are not into praying and just walk away politely.
Written March 18, 2013
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AmyGrace222
Queensland, Australia24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
My sister and I went to check out the cable car and the cart/slide and for the views.
Everywhere said it was 75yuan return but when we got there a return cable car was 120yuan.... I don't know if that has something to do with it being a holiday for most people or the prices have just gone up with out many people knowing (including the staff at my hostel).

Was well worth it though! I wish it wasn't as foggy - the view would have been 10x better.

The ride is not for those who are scared of heights. Although I did feel very safe in it.

I would say go! Especially if you have clear skies. Take bus 24 and ask a passenger or the bus driver where to stop by showing them the map (even if you don't speak Chinese they seem to know). To get back you have to go further down into town (it feels like you are going the wrong way) but you will reach a bus stop (we took a little tuk tuk for 20¥). Then take bus 10 or 24 till you come into downtown again.
Written April 3, 2016
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hannahlushous
Manila10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
We felt like being robbed on our GuiLin city tour. To hire the taxi and the driver whole day is 50RMB. This we find cheap so we hired him right away. The next day, our supposed hired taxi driver / tour guide did not show up. A different guy showed up to drive us around. The first spot was okay.

Second was at YaoShan where the scenic view was awesome! But reaching the top were professional extortionist who used religion and culture to get money from people. When we reached the top via a cable ride, a tour guide was there to explain things and show us around. She actually did not give us time to take photos. And you can't really go back to take photos because if you listen to what she says, it's bad luck to go back - once you cross the bridge, you're not supposed to go back. She then directs us to a small room, which I initially thought was a museum or ancestral house because she briefed us that taking photos is not allowed. When you get inside, you get to sit across this person or religious Buddhist guy. He tells you to write your name and birthday. Next 2 columns are all digits. My boyfriend asked him what it is. The guy says it's for donation. My boyfriend is a Buddhist, but doesn't go to the temple a lot as there are not much Buddhist temples in California, so he is willing to give some donation. If you look at the guy's notebook, all the other name's donations are 200 - 400RMB per column. So my boyfriend politely asks if 50RMB is okay. The guy says 100RMB is good. So he had to give 100RMB twice as there are 2 columns. That is the first time I've encountered a religious organization collecting and dictating the amount of donation to be given. Afterwards, they sell you some ribbon for wishing to hang on a tree. Then. the tour guide will direct you to a cultural show. The girls there will perform some dance but will grab some guys before the show starts as audience participation. After the act, the girls bring the guys inside a room and gang up on them to give them money. It will be difficult to leave the room without giving them some money!!!

After that experience, we told the taxi driver that he brought us to a really bad place. We told him we want to go to the Elephant hill. The guy took us to a boat ride instead which over charged us with 3x the cost. The boat ride charged us 75RMB each. When we got inside the boat, we asked some people there how much they paid, and they said they paid 25RMB each!!! And this boat did not even drop us off at the elephant hill. It only took us around and allowed us to take photos of the hill from a distance. The boat trip maybe lasted for only 20mins.

This experience had left us with a bad impression of GuiLin. Some people here just try to be dishonest at every opportunity.

My advice, join a legit tour company. Or skip GuiLin City and go straight to YangShuo which is beautiful and worth the time.
Written January 19, 2015
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Lucy X
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Not really sure why people are so inspired by the view from the top of Yao Shan, sure it’s nice, but after spending 2 weeks in the Guilin/Yangshuo area this view was by far the least impressive. Definitely not worth the 110 yuan we paid each to go up.
We took the public bus to get to the base, which was 2 yuan each. We made the mistake of going to the ticket office first. We had read that it’s possible to hike up, or just get a one way ride in the chairlift and walk down. The lady at the ticket office told us that It’s not possible to walk so we had to buy a return chair lift ticket. Afterwards we realised she had totally lied as we saw ppl walking!
After getting to the top, you walk through the most depressing and derelict old building to get to the viewing platform. The view is nice, but not panoramic. At this point we were actually glad we didn’t make the effort to hike for this view. My advice would be to just hike up Diecai hill at sunset. Much nicer and half the price. Or go to Yangshuo, any of the short hikes there offer views that are 100x more impressive!
Written November 20, 2018
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Oz4
Brisbane, Australia770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
We were told that the Yaoshan Mountain Scenic Area was the place to see the most beautiful views of the Guilin area, so we made that a priority for our time in Guilin.

Our family (with 2 children aged 7 and 10) spent the morning at Yaoshan Mountain, which was named for the Yao emperor temple at the top of the mountain during the Tang Dynasty.

We first took the cable car up to the top of the mountain and later took the cable car down again. There are other options like walking up/down but you’d have to be pretty fit as the peak is around 900 metres high. And you can take a toboggan down, which also looked like fun.

But we chose the 1000m cable car ride in both directions. The cable car was an easy ride an provided beautiful views in all directions, despite the mists. Although unable to see long distances, we just had to be patient to wait for the mists to clear to see the greenery and mountains.

Once at the top, in addition to the Yao temple and the emperors mausoleums, there’s also the wishing trees, which make for some pretty spectacular sights (and photos) with beautiful bright red ribbons tied all over for luck.

My kids enjoyed the experience and so did I. And taking the cable car made it a very easy morning.
Written June 14, 2014
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Min S
Carmel21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
This is the worst part of our visit at Guilin. Not much to see and all are about how this city looking were improved. It was long and expensive. Do not wast your time on this tour.
Written June 9, 2015
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henry_trip501
160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
after u get off the bus n 24 u ll see a shop to rent a bike !

DONT RENT unless u are suuuper fit to ride 8km uphill

we took the road to go to the top (by walking), its 8.5Km and it takes too long ! there are 3 small short cuts in the woods, pay attention and take them, but after the 3 short cuts, around 2km away from the summit there are stairs (dont go) !

there is another route to climb the mountain, but i just found it when i was going down by cable car.... the other route is with the cable car.... and I BELIEVE that the starting point is somewhere close where u get in the cable car

to go down first u need to go in the cable car and get off in the middle of the way and then slide
both cost 35RMB... while u are in the slide, some people will take pictures of u and try to sell them later.... u dont have to buy them ! its 25RMB..... and they say cameras are not allowed but me and my friend made some videos and pictures there.... but along the way there are 3 guys watchiing

i did not see any scam at the summit as the previously reviews said...
Written November 9, 2013
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propmill
milton keynes338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
We chose to do this when recommended by our local guide and it was one of the highlights of our trip. I've loved cable cars since I was a child and this was stunning with amazing views of Guilin as you ascend and descend . The ride is !.5 km up the mountain with gardens and temples at the top. There is also a toboggan slide from halfway down the mountain to the bottom which looked great fun.
Written November 10, 2011
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