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Review of Mount Tai

Mount Tai
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Owner description: A symbol of the Chinese Spirit and the royal object of worship, Mount Tai has many spectacular scenic and historic sites.
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

A must do! We walked half way and took the cable car to the top!

The views were breathtaking and the climb was exhausting but fun!

Visited May 2012
3 Thank Randi R
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Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good experience”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

The enviroment is kept well, full of old style and not yet modernation.

Visited April 2012
1 Thank ML_Lam
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171 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“6660 steps to heaven”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

You have to do it but try avoiding a summer day with a temperature of over 30°C or on a public holiday. The day we first climbed Taishan was both and it was very tough going. They say there are 6660 steps (rather narrow and high ones too) so it is a hard climb. The summit is rather disappointing - with lots of stalls selling souvenirs. But once you have reached the top you don't really care and the view is magnificent on a fine day (the second time we went up it snowed). We once took the north route down, which was very beautiful but brought us out a long way from the city. If you are a westerner be prepared to have your photo taken at regular intervals: you are still a little exotic in this neck of the woods.

Visited March 2012
3 Thank Ian2109
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Seoul, South Korea
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful mountain but too many people”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

I was unsure whether to give three or four stars. It is a very nice place: the mountain is beautiful, the hike difficult and it holds an important place in Chinese culture - being the most important of the 5 sacred mountains of taoism. However, I think due to its fame, it is very busy, and if you go during holiday periods, when you climb the steep mountain, there are so many people, you could literally lean backwards and not worry about falling! I personally think Hua Shan in Shaanxi is more beautiful and has better hiking.

Visited March 2011
4 Thank xiaoyaoYantai
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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Absolutely not to be passed on!”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

This is another of those places we didn't really know much about, but it was part of our tour, and boy are we glad it was! We took the cable car to the top rather than brave the stairs, and the small village at the top is just incredible, as are the views! There are still the stairs to the top of the mountain, but they are more than worth the aching calves, as the buildings, sculptures and ruins are just incredible. There is a huge incense 'house' that just billows smoke, and small burners everywhere. The carved inscriptions in the rock walls are fabulous, and the two large walls near the top are amazing. This was truly an unexpected highlight of our trip. We loved it!

Visited October 2011
7 Thank janett1957
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