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Cangshan Mountain, Dali

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A prime hiking spot in a biodiverse landscape, Cangshan Mountain boasts 18 peaks, all reaching an elevation of over 3,500 m (11,482.9 ft). Hike from the bottom or take the cable car up the side of the mountain to the popular Cloud Pass trail. A relatively flat, paved path running 12 km (7.4 mi) along the mountains, it offers striking views of Erhai Lake twinkling against the range's highest peak, Malong, some 4,122 m (13,524 ft) high. A temple provides a welcome rest stop, with refreshments and supplies to continue your journey. Look out for the many marble crafts available, extracted from the mountain's rich quarries. Make Cangshan Mountain part of your personalized Dali itinerary using our Dali trip planner .
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  • September 21, 2017
    Depending where you are from, the waterfall is be beautiful but not tall. The view is okay but depends on the weathet.  more »
  • September 3, 2017
    The views are amazing, I took a cable car to the top station. Then, you need to climb a series of stairs before you can reach the summit. There are toilets along the way so don't you worry. You also c...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We have the jade belt path walked on the slope of the Cangshan Mountain. With the cable car to the path gone Gantong and then 11 km run to the Zhonghe cable car. The path is almost flat and runs beautifully over the slope well back. A very nice day trip from Dali. It is wise to be on time at the Gangshan cable car to the many groups for. During the walk is after about 4.5 km a small restaurant (Chinese) serving drinks and a simple noodlemaaltijd for sale.
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