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“A great morning here” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mount Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng
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$14.66*
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Private Custom Chengdu Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 340 things to do in Chengdu
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A natural scenic area and a holy mountain of Taoism.
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great morning here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lots of steps..... But we'll worth the climb if you are fit. A beautiful place.

Lots of people selling snacks and drinks on the way up..... You will need all the liquid you can get on a hot day

Visited July 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wow beautiful. And lots of walking. A must for Eco people. The forests and lakes are beautiful and the history breathtaking

Visited June 2014
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“Leave this one 'til the last. Just ok.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Probably better to do this one in Autumn. Summer is hot and humid. Avoid going on the weekends due to the crowds. Get a guide via your hotel concierge and have them book the trip and arrange the bullet trains. Bring a light backpack, reading material (for any waiting on the way back), hand-wipes or small bars of soap, and tissues.

It's a long hike up a mountain and you can take one cable car (Austrian) which is nice to shorten the trip in the middle. There are a few Taoist temples along the way.

Not a spectacular trip, but can be a nice day in the park type journey. I'd rather go to the Dujiangyan Irrigation system, see pandas, or just stay in town and explore there.

Visited July 2014
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“Its nice, special in terms of religion, but a little tricky to fit in in a hurry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you are in Chengdu, there are about 5-6 special places within a day or two's reach. This is one. How much it means to you may depend on how much Taoism is important to you. This is good advice: It takes about an hour by train from the North Chengdu train station, and its nearly impossible for you to miss it, because its the last stop for the train, and at least for some trains, Chengdu is the last stop back. When you walk out of the station, you have to take a 90 degree left and walk about 100 m or more to where the buses are, and take #101, which eventually takes you into the park where everyone gets off. Then you have to walk over to a booth and line for sightseeing mini-cars (about 12 passengers). This line can be extremely long and take you an hour to get one! Try to get off the bus and to the line as soon as possible (its sort of to the right and obvious when you get into the parking lot). But, that shuttle only gets you around and up to the entrance. From there you have to walk a ways slightly up hill to another entrance and fee. After that, you really have to walk up a lot of stairs, and figure out your way to a little lake, beyond which is another building and gate where you have to pay to ride the cable car lift up quite a ways. At the top, you have to climb considerably more stairs to get to the temple. I underestimated the time needed and had to come back from there to make my train back. If you are a man, and don't like asking for directions, change or really study a map. You can wast a lot or time, steps, or the day.

Its a somewhat interesting area, with more oxygen and banana trees than you would expect around Chengdu. But, the pollution from Chengdu is still such that you can't see much at all, even from the top of the lift. I would say that if Taoism is important to you, go there, but go there early and aggressively to get to the Temple. (I am a 67-year old with some problems with stairs, and not in the best of shape, walk fast but take stairs slowly).

If you want a beautiful view, clear sky, lakes, and waterfalls, take 36 hours+ and fly to Juizhaigo, its not that much longer.

Visited June 2014
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“Perfect walk following the waterfalls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We walked the back mountain at the end of May 2014 and it was fantastic. The paths are so well laid that I walked most of it bare foot. It is so scenic, constantly walking alongside some of the best waterfalls I have ever seen in my life. You can buy food off the local farmers/villagers along the path - they will be cooking food in the middle of know where and it is tasty and cheap.

We had a guide called Daniel from Real travel China http://www.chinatravel4u.com/ and he was fantastic- i would definitely recommend!

Visited May 2014
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