Cuihua Mountain

Cuihua Mountain, Xi'an: Hours, Address, Cuihua Mountain Reviews: 4/5

Cuihua Mountain
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Sam P
Jakarta, Indonesia46 contributions
Feel the mountain king
Jun 2020
This is a fabulous mountain hike for all ages. I took my two children - 7 and 10 years old with me and despite some whining in the end thy loved it. We climbed all the way from the bottom up to the lake where we had a picnic then we took a hike over to the rocks and walked through the caves. Both of these places were a hi-light of the trip as well as the incredible views. Really awesome four/five hour hike in amazing mountains. I totally recommend it to other travelers.
Written July 20, 2020
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Aunty J
4 contributions
Can get there bus Metro & Bus
Oct 2019 • Solo
Following "jollymonkey" one star so that this can be seen too. Checked with the locals to get this route.
Take Metro Line 2 to Weiqunan (South end station). Exit B, bus stop is just outside. Take bus no.729 for 2yuan to Xian Fan Yi University/Xian University of Translation (end station). Wait for unnumbered "country bus", front is green, side is red, 1yuan. If unsure, ask students there. Get off at edge of village (end station). Walk uphill for 200m (keep to your right) to ticket office.
It was drizzling and extremely foggy yesterday. I'm a senior citizen, ticket office advised not to go up as path was slippery.
Anyway, it was an experience taking the "country bus".
Written October 22, 2019
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jollymonkey
Brighton, UK69 contributions
BUS 905 NO LONGER RUNS
Sep 2019 • Couples
Sorry for the one star when I’ve not actually been. Just wanted to make sure this was seen. As of late September bus 905 no longer runs. I believe the only way to get to the mountain now is a very expensive taxi (unless you have a car). Be warned and don’t do what we did and get up really early and Metro across town to the bus stop and disappointment.
Written September 23, 2019
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Fara_Sudari
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Proper toilets are available now!
Dec 2018 • Family
I do not intend to review about how beautiful this mountain is because much has been said about it. Yes, it is definitely beautiful and a place where you can enjoy the true beauty of Chinese landscape.

But what i want to highlight here is, contrary to other reviews on the absence of proper toilets, they were actually available here. Well, maybe by the time i went there the toilets were just up. But rest assured, they were decent. Not only were they decent, they were, i can say,quite sophisticated (refer picture). The moment you lock the door from inside, a soothing music will be played, and it will turn off when you unlock the door. There's mirror and a sink inside. The only turn-down is there's no flush. I can't quite comprehend on that part given the fact that the toilet was new and quite sophisticated on other parts.

However, it's better than no toilets or toilets with no doors as others have mentioned before.
Written December 17, 2018
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JAtticus
Gainesville, FL11 contributions
Really incredible
Jul 2018
I almost want to give this place a bad review just to attempt to keep the tourists at a minimum. That is the main draw of this place: peaceful. There aren’t a ton of visitors like at Huashan, the hike is really easy, and the views are stunning. What a wonderful gem.
Written July 18, 2018
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nyfiken_78
Karlskrona, Sweden116 contributions
Hard getting there, well worth the effort!
Jun 2018 • Family
Reading other reviews, we thankfully started really early (got on the 905 at 06.30). Travellingtime by bus is 2,5 hours one direction. We spend the full day there.

Getting there:
1. Take Bus 905 (4 rmb), from anyone of the last 5 stations on metro line 2 ending at weiqunan. Most of the busstops have stalls selling both food and drinks. The bus is very slow and not very frequent! Notice also that the bus is supercrowded for all stops and it is likely you will stand all the way. Busride takes about 2 hours. Get off at the last station (like everybody else).

2. When you get off, there is another 905 (1 rmb) waiting, that will take you to cuihua. This bus is 30 minutes.

3. Bus stops at a station, a few minutes walk from the entrance. Follow the signposted road uphill. Here is toilets (with paper) and small stalls for getting drinks.

4. Entrance 70 rmb /person. If you can show some ID that you are a student you get a 50% discount. Ticket shows a map, that is totally useless. Entrance opened 09.00.

5. Follow the road going straight up. You can also go by buggy from here.
Walking leaves you with stairs of stone, sometimes going straight up and sometimes with leaning flat parts. A bit streneous, but not to much. Lots of places to rest and get cover from sun.The road leads to a lake, where you can hire a boat or sit down and eat and drink. Most chinese people seem to stay here and not go any further.

6. From the first strip av stalls (first turn) you can take a steep walk towards the top of cuihua.

Previous reviews describe this route well, so I will not repeat it. We did however do two trips here, so I will keep describing the second trip from here;the roundtrip.

7. Keep walking along the road, not much of a cover from sun. This part is mostly a long and windling car-road, with no real sights. 1,5 hours walk from the entrance brings you to a touristcenter. Wintertime you rent skiis here. Here is staff that will decide if it is ok that you continue or not (depending on weather and time). For security, you have to register (name, adress, phone and passport).

8. Another 15 minutes takes you to the start of the trail, which begins at a dead-end for cars.

9. Following the full route is easy at first, walking on a stonepath. Some old signposts in chinese and markers. Soon though, the trail turns into a long and difficult walk upwards. Not due to leaning upwards, but due to the condition of the path. Slippery (on a sunny day) and wet, it is a path that combines loose stones, roots and some broken steps. Also strams of water is going cross the path in some places. We slipped lots of times and one of us even fell. Stones just seemed to disappear under the feet.

10. At the end of this path, you will arrive at a beautiful meadowlike landscape. Small routes go everywhere from here. No cover from sun. Fantastic view. To reach another summit here (I think 2560 m on the ticket-map), turn left at the first junction of paths.

11. Follow this path until you reach the summit. It is an oneway path. On the summit, there are also other trails ending. We went back same way down to the junction. In all a 1 hour walk up and down.

12. The route then continues through a small path, which is not always easy to see. Some areas offer high grass, leaves you not seeing or knowing where the path goes. Be careful here so you dont get lost! There is however one path to follow if you are attentive.

13. After a while it will descend in to forest, and from here it is signposted with yellow plastic flags. Leading down for at least 2 hours through very slippery and collapsed paths. Mainly this path seems abandoned, it is not well maintained!! There are no constructed steps, rather just muddy natural ones. This part is not for people with kneeproblems or those not use to going off the beaten track.

14. Last part is 30-45 minutes of walking stairs (a lot of them broken), leading down to the geopark office. Arriving here you have to walk back to the entrance by car-road. There are no buggies. Some taxis though if you want to try.

Advice. Think twice about going this route unless you are use to hiking off the beaten track. Good shoes is a must. Bring sunscreen, lots of water and lots of insectrepellant. Calculate for daylight before leaving, our hike took about 8,5 hours.
With all of these warnings said, this was by far the best experience near xian! Nature, non-tojristic and amazingly beautiful!
Written July 10, 2018
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Damiano N
104 contributions
Underrated Place
Apr 2018 • Friends
If you want to spend a half day or the day out the city but no time to reach the famous mountain of Huashan.

You can get a taxi for 100 RMB then pay 40 or 50 to go inside the park, you can enjoy traditional food made by local grandma (exceptional)

Hike to go on the top or small light car can bring you up and down if you wish.

If the weather is sunny and want to chill around the small lake and hike and walk around I will definitely recommend, I had a good time and it was very relaxing after few days visiting Xian
Written June 21, 2018
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Triplyzer I
500 contributions
Mountains are calling
Feb 2018 • Friends
Cuihua Mountain - Liked this beatfiul place. As they say the mountains are calling, loved the walk in the woods.
Written June 19, 2018
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MikeJuliya
Colombo, Sri Lanka643 contributions
Enjoyed in Climbing
Jun 2018 • Friends
Very nice place to visit , I feel like less instructions given by the management , there should be a proper map , navigation , then easy to move on , anyway this is very nice place , there is a skiing resort also.
Recommended to visit there in January
Written June 7, 2018
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ronald c
5 contributions
river boat cruise
Apr 2018 • Friends
beautiful trips on the river what scenery and local villages. magnificant mountains i recommend this trip.
Written April 17, 2018
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