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Quiet hike if you avoid taking the gondolas

I hiked both up and down and loved every moment. I found a quiet (broken up) path to Zhonghe temple then I hiked down the steps to the tv-radio station. In all I ran into 8 hikers... read more

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Stacia R
Quebec City, Canada

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I hiked both up and down and loved every moment. I found a quiet (broken up) path to Zhonghe temple then I hiked down the steps to the tv-radio station. In all I ran into 8 hikers and 6 workers. For a long weekend holiday in China, that's amazingly quiet.

Thank Stacia R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely mountain with a nice cable car journey to get to the top. Be sure to check with your hotel if the cable cars are open at the time you want to visit as they can frequently be closed due to high winds. Though it is possible to walk up, this would basically be a whole day endeavour and... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the cable car from the main station intending to make it up to the walking path part way up to walk along the side of the mountain then come down at some other point as many of the reviewers here have mentioned. Our first 'mistake' was assuming that the cable car only went up to that one point... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

It's a wonderful trail in about 2,000 meters. The are many options to do the trail. The trail is well signed with English signs! I want up with the chair lift, did all the trail and got down with the cable car. Awesome views, lake, snowing mountains. It took me about 6 hours.

Thank yboxer
Shenzhen, China
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

There are two option 1st cable car 2nd by walk. From two different points cable car is available. The one to the most south is the longest one but second part always close because of high wind. For half way return we pay 160 Rmb but we didn't use return as we came by walk by this way we experience... More 

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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2017

It's really high up just to go to the cable car station. If you have to walk few hundred steps but you won't feel tired as there are lots of shop left and right of the stairs. Most of them selling different kind of fruits, pine nuts, macadamia, etc. You can bargain on the prices as well. Try out some... More 

Thank Noor711
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Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Cangshan mountain offers a variety of entrance road. However, before you emerge on th trip one of the most important planning quircks to do is asking in the hotel/hostel whether they can call and ask if all cable cars are open. This way travellers that want to hike up to the top could save time planning and choosing the right... More 

Thank Mantas D
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

We thought the 2 cable car options expensive so walked up. The walk took about an hour up. The Jade Cloud walkway goes around the mountains and is flat and paved. Beautiful views of the mountains. We walked down via another route. This was the best day we had in China!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

We walked up the mountain from the most Eastern entrance point and walked along the Jade road before taking the most Western cable car down. The walk up was nice and was a proper mountain path, rather than the usual steps you encounter on Chinese mountains. The Jade path was pretty with good views, but did get quite repetitive. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the peak is not open with the cable car due to winter strong winds. Even with getting to the mid peak, the view is breathtaking with clear blue sky with some clouds and warm sunshine. Wish they will give a map of the spots and we don't have to guess and back trace some of our steps. It's a... More 

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