Xihai Great Canyon
Xihai Great Canyon
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Pam F
Sydney, Australia971 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you didn't get enough steps walking up Mt Huangshan, take this side trip. Approximately 1 hour each way with steeper stairs than you encountered before. Worth it? You bet!
Written 1 November 2019
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Lennie M
Shanghai, China57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
In short!

This is the best Mountain View we’ve ever seen. We have altogether seen a lot of Mountain View’s, and nothing have been more beautiful than this. It has scary climbs, but totally doable even for me that are a tiny bit afraid of heights:)!
I would not recommend to climb with small, small children. You need both hands and cannot carry tired kids. Fences are ridiculous low at some parts of the climb, so I was happy my kids were home!
Written 3 October 2019
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shown88
Kota Bharu, Malaysia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
From Beihai then to Xihai then to the Grand Canyon and then back via the Xihai Tramway to Bright Top Peak is a trek worth doing although it is long and tiring. The views of the Grand Canyon are breath taking..deep valleys, verdant and emerald, with stunning peaks and cliffs enhanced by the interplay between light and shadow. It is very different from the views of the other areas around TianHai in which peaks and exposed granitic cliffs predominate.
Written 3 June 2019
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Odyssey394112
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Being to the canyon on my second day of visit after climbing the lotus peak(lianhua feng). I thought that I have seen everything that Huangshan has offered and the canyon would just be another mountain in the national park.
However, when I saw the valley and the rugged canyon (like being axed by Hercules), I was so excited and stunned by the beauty.
The hiking path is fairly steep when you descended down through the loops. My knees feel a little weak being afraid of the height. I had to grab the rope and leaning against the rock side, staying away from the railing at the canyon side.
The pine trees growing on the cliffs are very pretty- shaped like welcoming hands and cascaded platform. Fogs come and go, makes the canyon like a water color painting and fairy tell like. However, when fog gets too thick, it is difficult to see anything. So wish yourself a luck before you go-weather plays a huge part in Huangshan experience- running cloud sea, sunrise and sunset all need the blessing of the Mother Nature.

Written 21 April 2019
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Shanghaiblossom
Bellevue, WA70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We were on Huangshan ( Yellow Mountain ) on March 16th when the train going down to bottom Xihai Great Canyon opened the first day in 2019. The train ride was amazing. Just looking around before we hike up made us very excited. We were told the canyon is 1209m from bottom to top, we took train both ways in order to catch the last cable train to return to the bottom of Yellow mountain. We wish we have time to climb up to the top of the Canyon then hike to our hotel. It probably would take over 2 hours. We hope we can return to Yellow Mountain in near future.
Written 28 March 2019
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David H
Union City, CA9,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
All I can say after this great hiking is that it’s dangerous but definitely worth your every single step into and out of the Grand Canyon. Actually, I was somewhat worrisome the night before because of raining weather forecast (and it indeed rained all night). The rain stopped right before we left and stepped into the canyon. From the first circle, then the second circle (taking the right turn to avoid a big shock). Ten of us decided to challenge the second circle to climb the left turn and then cane to the right turn circle. Lucky us experienced probably the most beautiful scenes In xihai Grand Canyon with all the mist, fog and cloud ocean flowing around and the mountain peaks on and out just matter of seconds. You have to come to personally experience such a gorgeous natural beauty. Definitely a must visit spot in Huangshan trip.
Written 15 November 2018
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,860 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Close to the end of the trail we gave up due to the huge number of people as well as many of them pushing past so didn’t get to the end, but along the way there were great views down the canyon.
Written 27 October 2018
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Craig D
Shenzhen, China59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Loved this hike into the canyon. Amzing scenery - not for people with a fear of heights - plus lots of stairs. The trails are well maintained and provide great overlooks. I would go back in a heart beat.
Written 25 October 2018
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Geefromperth
Perth, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Worth the steep walk to see such beauty. We walked at least 8km, each view top notched world class. The best scenery so far, quite different from Guilin, which is also a must .
Written 1 October 2018
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
As I covered Celestial Capital Peak (Tian Du Feng) in the morning, I headed to Tianhai and took the monorail down to the West Sea Grand Canyon. Monorail ticket of 100 rmb is super expensive, as the ride was only 4 mins. From the bottom, it was a tough, steep and long hike up slope first covering the second ring and then the first ring. This area was peaceful with isolated groups of hikers. Scenery is very much weather dependent, with the mist appearing and passing by occasionally.

I took about 2 hours, with brief stops for rest and photos. From first ring, it was a relax 20 mins hike to Pai Yun Pavilion. Finally I headed for Taiping cable car down, ticket 90 rmb, 12 mins ride. At the base, we took a tout cab, 120 rmb for 3 of us. Journey was long, about 70 mins.

Practical tips:
I strongly recommend to do the opposite direction as mine, i.e. take a cab to Taiping cable car station, take cable car up. Then it is all downhill starting from first ring to second ring. Finally take the monorail up to Tianhai, which is in Western Steps region.
Written 30 September 2018
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