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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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  • Take the chair lift and that in itself is a spectacle. Besides the view over the graves and intriguing red hearts that indigenous launch to make them stay hanging from the branches of these trees that I call ignorance Chinese Pines. Then you come to the temple Zhonge and remain fascinated. It reminded me of the situation in our country, when understood in a country church or mountainous. Are not masterpieces in themselves, but in that context will excite and you seem to be able to understand the strength of the traditions of the people. Then a walk of 2 km to the waterfall Toxai, easy, beautiful, well protected on a cobbled Street with great views. Pity that in March the waterfall does not see and low water flows invisibly between large rocks. Return to even more scenic chair lift now that you look into the blue of the Lake.
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  • the trails and sites developed by the tourism establishment is rather boring but we took a hike to huadianba on a trail that only yak farmers know, and that was totally epic. Thank you brian and jeann...  more »
  • We loved hiking up the mountain and walking around the mountain seeing the mountains and the town and lake below. For those wanting to visit, be aware that there are 2 different cable car sites (Ganto...  more »

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