Dawang Feng(Great King Pek)

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Dawang Feng(Great King Pek)

Dawang Feng(Great King Pek)
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An attraction inside the Wuyi shan Unesco site.
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,536 contributions
Know your limits
Sep 2019
We only hiked half way to the pavilion and saw a lady in trouble. She had fainted and needed help and was brought back down after her companions called for help. The rangers had to carry her down in stretchers. We knew there was no way we could get to the top and then back down so we turned around after checking out the beautiful scenery at the pavilion. Absolutely breathtaking views all around.
Written May 13, 2020
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wildlallang
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
Take the left track and you will be surprised!
Dec 2018 • Family
We started at a late time of 5pm to Dawang Peak. It is steep climbing most of the time for about 45mins. Somewhere around 400m from the peak, there is a fork and we took the left one which was slightly shorter. How well rewarded we were! At that timing no one else was on the track and the cliff was splendid. The highlight was a narrow crack that was shoulder width apart. The Chinese ingeniously built cement slab steps but guess how they overcome the part that was to upturn? They did a cantilever HALF slab for about 3 steps. Wow! You literally near to lean on your hands and take one step at a time. It is so hard to describe, but my photo with my hiking stick shows how narrow the step is. No worries, cos that part last only for about 30 steps. After that, you can loop your way down from the other path. We reached the base at about 6:10pm and it was getting dark. The steps are well indicated so no chance that you would get lost. It is all but a hike of 1300m. Enjoy!
Written December 24, 2018
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MeuterMedia
Seal Beach, CA2,287 contributions
walk and hike
Sep 2018 • Business
Chinese people stated ladies and gentlemen hike up to go to the batrooms. ho,ho,ho. nice overview, only around 700 meters high. bring lots of water! 32 C hot. meutermedia p.s. take the bamboo raft tour instead of hiking.
Written September 23, 2018
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,495 contributions
Looks deserted during Dec
Dec 2017 • Solo
I was advised by hotel staff against climbing the peak. It was Dec, low peak and winter season, hence without any ranger or staff around. Actually I went to the base of the mountain, which can be reached inside Wuyishan Palace. As it looked deserted, I decided not to take the risk and climb myself. If you are keen to do the 2 hours hike to the peak, I suggest to visit on other months.
Written December 29, 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Breathtaking views
Jun 2016 • Family
The 530m Great King Peak is a 2 hour hike along bamboo groves and steep steps cut into rock walls. The trail can be slippery and wet and suitable shoes are advisable. Once at the top views are definitely rewarding. Breathtaking views of beautiful vistas of the river and the resort area can be enjoyed from up here. Worth the climb but only attempt if you are relatively fit.
Written June 27, 2016
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ErvinTan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia114 contributions
The view is worth the hike
Sep 2015 • Family
Amongst Wu Yi Shan's Thirty-Six Peaks (武夷三十六峰), there is Da Wang Feng (大王峰), literally "Great King Peak". While it's just one of many mountains you have the opportunity to explore in the vicinity, the view from the peak is stunning; imagine a whole town spread out below you, surrounded by green hills ......

Unfortunately, the hike up isn't for everyone, especially for those with asthma or acrophobia; while there are cement stairs to climb, they can get quite steep. One particular section stands out; to arrive at the peak of Da Wang Feng, there is a mountain crack one has to traverse vertically. It's dark, it's narrow (to the point where you may have to ascend the steps facing sideways) ...... basically, you don't want to miss your footing.

If you decide to take on the challenge of conquering Da Wang Feng though, expect to be treated to spectacular views and scenic mountain panoramas. Just take care not to be too enchanted by it all, until the sun sets, night falls, and you find yourself all alone on a slightly dangerous mountain trail ......

It can prove quite tricky to get to Da Wang Feng, depending on which entrance you decide to make your way towards. Whichever method you choose to use to access this place, just bear in mind that you're better off exploring Da Wang Feng when the sun's still shining.
Written September 15, 2015
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Selina C
Xiamen, China11 contributions
The mountain is precipitous
Jul 2014 • Friends
Da wang Feng got its name from how it looks like. Look from far away, it looks like a big king's hat .
Hiking to the top of the mountain takes around 2 hours. On top of the mountain, you can see the beautiful view of Wuyi Mountains. It worth for the hike.
Written June 23, 2015
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