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Xihai Great Canyon

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Address: Inside the Mount Huang Scenic Area, Huangshan District, Huangshan 245700, China
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Takes about 4 hrs. Great views. Even on a weekday it was quite busy. We hiked to the bottom and took the cable car up (100 RMB/pp). My legs (thighs and calves) were sore the next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pauline F
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Takes about 4 hrs. Great views. Even on a weekday it was quite busy. We hiked to the bottom and took the cable car up (100 RMB/pp). My legs (thighs and calves) were sore the next 2 days.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Get your knee & camera ready, fun ahead but comes at an effort. Love the top view from northern end near cable car station.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This is the part you should do early when you still have the energy. It is steep but Not dangerous and the scenery is stunning.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Started off the route from Paiyun (排云亭) and that is the way to go as it is all the way downwards. It gets really steep at various locations, unless u are vertical challenge junkie, there is no reason why u want to attempt to climb upwards. It took me nearly 2 hours for the downward trail towards the rail.

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Shanghai, China
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I visit all sides of this canyon , you need 1 to 2 hours to visit it , its nice and at that tie cold and windy

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Maumee, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Tremendous scenery and more limited crowds made this section the best! Be prepared for tons of steps, heights, and some narrow steep sections. However, a great option was starting at the top and hiking down to the funicular towards the bottom. Would not have wanted to come back up under my own steam.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

One of the newly developed scenery route. Very strenuous hiking, definiely not recommended if you don't have top physique or have bad knees. But if you do go, the view is absolutely stunning and well worth the effort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Takes about 3 hrs to complete the entire course down the canyon but its definitely worth it. Spectacular views at different parts of the canyon and you will keep stopping for photos. Some parts are pretty steep and definitely not for the faint hearted. There is a telpher to bring you up from the canyon but do take note that... More 

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Guilin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

It's newly developed so many parts of it hasn't been named. The view is magnificent but the stairs are narrow and steep.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

A lot of walking, very few tourists go there. There is a branched road from Tian-Hai that goes there.

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