The Northern Peak

The Northern Peak, Hangzhou: Address, Phone Number, The Northern Peak Reviews: 4.5/5

The Northern Peak
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brienanni
Kita, Mali193 contributions
Hike up Beigao Peak: Great way to avoid the crowd
Jun 2017 • Solo
I hiked up, it's a pretty long walk (45 minutes), but well worth it because for stretches I was totally alone --- beats the crowd at the temple! Only close to the top there were more people, who took the cable car up. I was lucky to arrive at the temple on the top when a buddhist ceremony was ongoing, seeing the monks chant and perform their rituals was an interesting experience. (Wish I understood more.)
Written June 19, 2017
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Paul S
131 contributions
Views to temples and west lake beyond!
Dec 2016 • Couples
We rode the 880m cable car to the peak, lucky enough to be there in a quiet period and the wait time was minimal. The peak offers great views to the west lake area and beyond dependant on air pollution you also get a birds eye view of the temples below which shows the area they cover. You can also walk up to peak via the forest path which has many steps, I don't recommend the walk up unless you are of good fitness. We chose to walk down the path rather than the cable car and saw many young couples walking up, many young men having to drag their girlfriends who were tiring from half way. There is also temple and food stalls at the top of the peak but other than taking in the view we didn't stay long, eager to see the temples.
Written December 30, 2016
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Erin W
Shanghai, China144 contributions
Beautiful views, quiet paths.
May 2016 • Friends
Located just behind lingyin temple, if you are coming from town then it is on the right before the temple. Follow signs for the cable car then follow the foot path on the left next to small tea fields, the path is at the end on the right. The walk is initially consistently steep but very manageable for those with moderate fitness. The alternative is to take the cable car from the bottom striaght up. Once at the top the temple is nice and the views are picturesque.

There are many options for walks at the top, we went to a few view points and then back down close to the university, all are well signposted and non were very busy. We spent the best part of a day running and did not cover all the paths.
Written June 7, 2016
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hlinajs
Slovakia266 contributions
Good hiking and nice views from the top
Mar 2016 • Solo
I made stop here during my hike in Hangzhou hills. Started from Laohe peak, after 1h reached Temple on the top of Northern peak. Lots of people over there. Place is very commercialized, one can ring the temple bell for 20RMB or take cable car up/down the hill. Also telecom towers erected just in front entrance to temple and behind temple disturb atmosphere of this religious spot.
Nevertheless, views from Northern peak are nice and hike can continue to the west on the rim of mountains. More and more west, less and less people. I climbed down after 1.5hours of hiking further to the west and finished my hike in Dongmuwu village.
Written April 6, 2016
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WhyVisitChina
Ningbo, China83 contributions
Just a cable car ride away.
Feb 2016 • Couples
I visited the North Peak on the last day of the Chinese New Year Holiday or Spring Festival. Of course there were multitudes of people. We paid 40 RMB per admittance for the cable car to ride to the top and back of the mountain.

North peak is located 318 meters above sea level. From the peak there are at least ten viewpoints of West Lake referring to the “Twin peaks piercing the clouds”. From the summit you can look North-West to Tianzhu, Mo, Qian Tang and East to West Lake and the cities panoramic view.

You can see a poem by Mao Zedong, Century Treasure Bell and the Temple of the God of Wealth. Ancient celebrities have visited here like Fushi, Qing Dynasty Kangxi, the Emperor Qianlong, the writer Su Dongpo, Mao Zedong, Zhu De and many more.

The North Peak cable car is 880 meters in length and is currently the most advanced domestic technology of pulsating cyclic ropeway. Riding up in the car you can see West Lake and the Qiantang River.
Written February 16, 2016
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KHANHAHO
Hangzhou, China114 contributions
a little unknown attraction right next to Lingyin temple with a lots less people
Oct 2014 • Family
Bei Gao Feng is a mountain right next to the more famous Lingyin temple. At the Lingyin temple, ask any worker for Beigaofend and they would know where it is. There are two ways to get to the top, by walking up the mountain stair cases (around 1 hr with slow walk), or take the cable car (30 RMB both way). We walked (with our 2 children) up the mountain (about 1 hr, resting along the way for water and some snacks), enjoy the view of the city from the mountain top then take the cable car down (20 RMB, one way, children is half, less than 1.2 m is free). It's nice view at the mountain top, you can pay some fee to "gong" the large bell. The walk up the mountain is nice for a weekend family sport time. The best part of it? Not many tourist knows about this place so the walk is nice and quiet.
Written October 14, 2014
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Steve C
Port Jefferson, NY124 contributions
A good hike
Nov 2013 • Friends
It's around the Lingyin Temple. Takes me about an hour to hike, with a slow pace. A beautiful view from the top, and able to visualize all the temples below.
Written December 25, 2013
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bladdamasta
Manly, Australia873 contributions
Good perspective of Hangzhou from the peak
Aug 2013
I took this cable on one of Hangzhou's hottest days and was looking for an activity that involved minimal exercise. Initial I was concerned that I was hopping into a mobile, dangling oven but there is some sort of fan in the top. The temple on the peak is quite good and there is no hassle factor. The temple is straddled by a large telecommunications tower which detracts in one way and distinguishes in another. Not the worst way to spend 40RMB.
Written August 8, 2013
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