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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Mount Huashan and other Huayin attractions using our handy Huayin trip maker app.
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  • It is certainly a memorable experience! I am glad I went, but was seriously amazed at how many others were also there. Wow. That aside, there are some stunning views on a fine day and there are so....  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. I was there on a weekday in April, and there were crowds but not excessive crowding. Highly recommended! This is a great addition to a....  more »
  • 1. We booked a tour to prevent hassle of catching first train there and last train back of self make your way there. 2. 7:30am The tour bus picks you up with the guide explaining what route should...  more »
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  • Adventurous place and you can improve your concentration while walking on plank route at 930 meter high. The cliff path gives access to temple the wall will definitely gives you confidence that any thing is possible with focus. The harness provides psychological support and also keep you focused and in action rather than fear
  • great place to hike, be with nature, shout, take pictures, etc. a lot of walking . make sure to wear comfortable shoes with a good traction. some areas are slippery. also plenty of uphills hence train your heart before this journey. this is not recommended for those with disabilities (unfit, no endurance, weak leg muscles -will easily tire). they can use the cable car and walk for a few meters but not travel from south to north then east. not recommended if not ready. bring water. or buy water on the mountains. cloud covered mountains is not unusual. may find trails very heavily trafficked/busy with oceans of tourists. must be in your bucket list if you love mountains, good hike, and beautiful sceneries.
  • Breathtaking, I would recommend hiking instead of taking the cable car up the mountain.
  • Had a great day here. It is very high up and the view is amazing. However it is a very long hike on the top of the mountain to get to all 4 peaks, with going up and down hundreds of stairs, so if you are not used to it you may get tired. There is a great view and you can see the clouds and ground beneath you as well as the mountain beside you.
  • Great mountain bike but the lines are long. We arrived at the ticket station for the West cable car at 11am and it took 3 hours before we stepped into the gondola. Likewise it was 90 minutes from time we arrived at the top of the West car until we stepped into the gondola. The top of the mountain is all up and down so you need to be fit. We spent 4 hours on the top.
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