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Mt. Song

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Northwest of the county, Dengfeng 452470, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank DebbsWilliams
Reviewed March 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
29  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed September 4, 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank D6303WIcarolinet
Reviewed June 11, 2017

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 - Make...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank Markku S
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank MarkS960
Reviewed October 19, 2016

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.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Stacia R
Reviewed October 8, 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Mt. Song was a great place to visit. I was able to visit during a trip to Shaolin Temple in August 2016. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank David B
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is absolutely beautiful scenery, with some really fascinating rock formations on the way and is great for those who enjoy a hike. General information: Mount Song (嵩山, songshan), is within the Shaolin Temple scenic area, entry for which costs 100 RMB. If you go...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Venkat R
May 3, 2017|
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Response from MarkS960 | Reviewed this property |
It would take a couple of hours to get down from the cable car dropoff. From the cable point you can hike to Sanhuangzai. Dharma cave is one of the peak at Mt.Song.
Hi. My wife and I hope to climb the five great mountains in China. Last week we climbed Taishan in Shandong. I'm 62 and it took us almost 5 hours, which I heard is about average. Song shan is also on our list to cliimb. Here are a few questions I have about Song Shan and I would be obliged to anyone who could give me further information. Thanks in advance for your help! 1. Approximately how long does it take to climb Song shan? Mattodowd in his review said it took him 4 hours. 2. What is the change in elevation of the climb? 3. What city or town is close to the starting point for the climb up Song shan? Luoyang? 4. Mattodowd in his review mentions there is a cable car from the top back to the bottom that costs 80 yuan. When does it stop running? 5. The admission ticket to climb Song shan is 100 RMB? Thank you for your information!
October 3, 2016|
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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
Renato Y
September 6, 2016|
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Many ways - bus, train, taxi, all depends on your pocket