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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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  • We had hotel in Xi'an and its a day to Mount Huashan. Taxi ride to Xi'an North railway station. The train to Beijing, it stops in Huayin. There city bus shuttle (free) and then other bus up the mountain to West peak cable car station. Hefty trip by cable car at high altitude to this West peak with fantastic views. You can on Huashan from one summit to the other hiking/climbing. Lots of variety, lots of stairs, many temples. Very impressive. Highlight was the shelf Trail on the South peak. Unfortunately, we had a lot of fog that day but sometimes pulled this off and then you will see the immense beauty of this mountain. Please note that all transport is one way so rate is double. See Shelf Trail at: Mountain Huashan Plank Trail
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  • I went there at 15:00 and it was just prefect weather for climbing the mountain. Met a swiss guy and climbed a mountain with him. We first took a cable car(two ways 150¥) to north peek and than went t...  more »
  • The whole scenery along and the mountain was astonishing. I was amazed there was several temples up there feel like im living the shaolin temple. The Plank walk was good although we had to wait for an...  more »

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Where to stay in Huayin

In the center of Huayin, to the south of the main train station, a good deal of standard hotels cater primarily to traveling businesspeople. A selection of guesthouses also offer comfortable rooms in the middle of the city, well linked-up with the mountain to the south. That said, many visitors choose to stay closer to Hua, in little Huashan Village, which offers guesthouses and simple hotels close to the main routes up the mountain.
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