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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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5-Day Tour: Shanghai and Huangshan
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Best feature on the Mountain, better than the sunrises sunsets and the Peaks

Gets you closer to the formation and leaves you some time to muse over things. Worth you staying at the Mountain in order to have time to explore this part of the route. Need... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a nice hike down this canyon then have a good breakfast and rest before going all the way down to go back up. the sight is quite an experience, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the beauty as well as taking pictures. there is also a way to take the cableway... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gets you closer to the formation and leaves you some time to muse over things. Worth you staying at the Mountain in order to have time to explore this part of the route. Need to do your knee guarding before and after the walk :) However the queue for the ride down was really crowded, and not really value for... More 

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Shanghai, China
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

This Canyon is the most beautiful part of the mountain, in my opinion. Many one-days group travelers would not have the time to visit this Canyon, so it is also less crowded part of the scenic area. We stayed in Xihai hotel, therefore, we went to the Xihai Great Canyon after we loaded off our bags and later in the... More 

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Yingshang County, China
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Walking downstairs for looong time, your legs will feel it. Surrounding is ok, but there were too many people in 1st half of trail. Then took cablecar back to top (100rmb). Be careful, service can be suspended when bad weather! And again many people waiting for the same.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

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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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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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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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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