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Song Mountain was very important to Chinese history as it showed the confluence of Confucius/Taoist/Buddhist influence collective. How all three contributed in making China open for all. Very important early precedent.
Went to Mount Song and I must say it was amazing.
I live in Zhengzhou so I took the 7am bus from the Long distance bus station by the railway station. It costs 28 RMB. The bus literally stops at Shaolin Temple so no need...More
Let me share with you my experience hiking Mount Song, one of the famous five mountains in China.
I took the bus from Zhengzhou to Dengfeng the previous day. There are many buses per day, fare 28rmb, journey 2 hours. The Zhengzhou long distance bus...More
Be prepared for a bit of a hike.There aren't really english warning signs, but be warned, it's like a 3 hour hike. I saw some girls doing it in platform heels. They looked like they hated their lives. Don't be those girls.
It's a really...More
I spent a couple of hours walking on the footpath along the cliffs. My observations were the following:
- The cable car ride to the top is a must, otherwise it will take a long time of trekking to reach the best views
You can trek up Mount Song if you are very fit, otherwise you can get to top via cable at a cost of ¥100 per trip. The view up the top is not that fantastic. Not worth sending the money to get to the top...More
There are many paths and stairs to hike up this wonderful mountain as well as 2 cable cars (50-80RMB) to get to the top. After visiting Shaolin, you can hike up to the Dharma Cave or one of the other peaks. Very nice day out.
I preferred this to visiting the temple, the cable car was a good way up (and down) there are enough steps on the hike without needing do the ones up and down.
The plank way walk has some great scenery although the temple at the...More
This is absolutely beautiful scenery, with some really fascinating rock formations on the way and is great for those who enjoy a hike.
Mount Song (嵩山, songshan), is within the Shaolin Temple scenic area, entry for which costs 100 RMB. If you go...More
Response from mattodowd | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sam, sorry I can't answer all your questions but the nearest town to Song Shan is Dengfeng (about a 20 min taxi ride away). Luoyang and Zhengzhou are bigger cities nearby, it takes about 1.5 hours to get there from both... More
Hi Sam, sorry I can't answer all your questions but the nearest town to Song Shan is Dengfeng (about a 20 min taxi ride away). Luoyang and Zhengzhou are bigger cities nearby, it takes about 1.5 hours to get there from both of them. If you want to spend a fair bit of time on the hike and see the Shaolin Temple too, I recommend staying the night in Dengfeng before or after.