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Mount Huashan, Huayin
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Part of a chain of peaks towering above the surrounding landscape, Mount Huashan stands as one of the most sacred peaks in Taoism, Buddhism, and Chinese history. Pay a visit to the mountain and you'll find somewhat surreal views of razor-sharp ridges puncturing the sky, covered with hardy shrubs and trees. Follow the harrowing stone pathways and plank steps to cross these ridges, enjoying sweeping views along the way. You can even stop at several temples and shrines as you go. Keep in mind before visiting that the mountain features a number of hair-raising pathways; several involve essentially shimmying along a footboard with nothing but an iron chain between you and a drop of more than 1,524 m (5,000 ft). Carefully consider the risks of venturing off the more beaten paths atop the ridges, as they can be extremely dangerous. Using our custom trip planner, Huayin attractions like Mount Huashan can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This Park is an incredible place, nature and adventure tourism love to us, this place combines both. It is there a fee to enter the Park, one by a bus that takes you to some of the peaks and another for the cable car. There are peaks North, South, East, West and Centre. We went from the highest peak, the West and walked to the North Peak, usually this is the route that the guidelines recommend, or from North to West. West being the highest almost all the way to the North is down, by roads and most stairs. It is a quiet 3 hour hike. The views that exist across the road are spectacular. It is not necessary to have Guide, important if before you go looking for as they say West, North, cable car and other things as well in Chinese. Few people speak English not to say almost no one. They can go from Xi'An train quickly, leaving almost every half an hour. The time that we went was excellent since there was already a bit cold, not so much but there were relatively few people. I do not recommend going in the summer, they say that you can just walk from the amount of people!
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  • Important information: If you take the cable car to the West mount option, plan a good hour because + cable car with zero waiting. If there are waiting for the cable car it may take much longer. Same time for the descent
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  • It is a series of mountains if you are close to worth a day. You must be in good physical condition, because although the worst part there is a cableway, the rest also have to climb many stairs.
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