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Xihai Great Canyon

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Address: Inside the Mount Huang Scenic Area, Huangshan District, Huangshan 245700, China
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USD 599.00*
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Anti-clockwise direction recommended

We started off the day by ascending the Yuping cableway (i.e. the Jade Screen Telpher) at around 9am, dumped our stuff at the XiHai (West Sea) hotel, and started off for the XiHai... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are fairly fit, you should not miss this route. We took the cable car down to the valley. The ride down itself was interesting. And we walked up the mountain again taking this scenic route. It's a very interesting walk (uphill of course!) as Huangshan always has a surprise at every turn of a corner! You would never... More 

1 Thank Ling101028
Beijing, China
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1,414 reviews
986 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 750 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is just simply amazing. This was perhaps the most difficult part of my Huangshan experience but it is something to behold! Only attempt it if you can take a strenuous hike. Go slow or else you will tire too quickly but it is well worth it.

1 Thank Daniel A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We started off the day by ascending the Yuping cableway (i.e. the Jade Screen Telpher) at around 9am, dumped our stuff at the XiHai (West Sea) hotel, and started off for the XiHai Great Canyon hike from the hotel. We went in the anti-clockwise direction, starting from a high elevation (approx. 5400 ft / 1645 m) at 1pm, and dropped... More 

3 Thank bweeindc
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125 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

At the time of our visit at the end of March the northern side of the trail was closed and the cable car link was not working. I do not know what the situation is with the southern trail, but you will have to backtrack or exit the mountain

1 Thank AntoniaRobinson
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016

A must visit if you are going Huangshan. Awesome views and definitely worth climbing all those steps.

Thank mklam
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17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I've done many hikes in my life, and this was one of my most favourite. it was a very challenging hike - 6hrs of ascending and descending mountains. You will definitely need to be fit as it requires lots of leg strength to climb those thousands of steps. The first half of the hike was not as enjoyable due to... More 

1 Thank Chi N
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86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe the beauty of the natural beauty of the sites. The fog could actually serve to make the sites / view so magically enchanted. Highly recommended for photographers....

1 Thank Tk N
Lauchringen, Germany
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205 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We took the funicular down into the canyon and walked up the several thousand stairs. It was 'hard work' but it was worth it. Even though it was raining (a common event in the area), we enjoyed it immensely. The views are stunning with new perspectives opening up after every corner. Take your time to look around and take photos... More 

1 Thank Horst S
Huangshan, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

huangshan Grand Canyon bring you to the virgin area of nature,cloud ,forest ,rocks,mountains,cliffs,especially the steps,it is from cliff,it take 5 years to bulid by hand only,most old way ,for example ,worker sit in the basket ,use the rope lift them into the cliff,dig the hole first,step by step to bulid the road along the cliff,no demage of natue,all traveller comment:magical... More 

2 Thank thomas g
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Since we were staying overnight at Xihai hotel, we decided to hike the whole of Xihai West Sea Canyon after dropping our bags off at Xihai hotel. We carried two maps (one in chinese and one in english, printed off the internet), but neither maps was actually according to scale! The whole hike/loop was about 10++km, and it is ALL... More 

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