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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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3-Day Huangshan Essence and Ancient Village Tour
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5-Day Tour: Shanghai and Huangshan

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Takes about 4 hrs. Great views. Even on a weekday it was quite busy. We hiked to the bottom and took the cable car up (100 RMB/pp). My legs (thighs and calves) were sore the next... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
Pauline F
Boston, Massachusetts
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Yingshang County, China
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Walking downstairs for looong time, your legs will feel it. Surrounding is ok, but there were too many people in 1st half of trail. Then took cablecar back to top (100rmb). Be careful, service can be suspended when bad weather! And again many people waiting for the same.

Thank Fran-Svk
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Takes about 4 hrs. Great views. Even on a weekday it was quite busy. We hiked to the bottom and took the cable car up (100 RMB/pp). My legs (thighs and calves) were sore the next 2 days.

Thank Pauline F
Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Get your knee & camera ready, fun ahead but comes at an effort. Love the top view from northern end near cable car station.

Thank Thrill_Advisor
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This is the part you should do early when you still have the energy. It is steep but Not dangerous and the scenery is stunning.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Started off the route from Paiyun (排云亭) and that is the way to go as it is all the way downwards. It gets really steep at various locations, unless u are vertical challenge junkie, there is no reason why u want to attempt to climb upwards. It took me nearly 2 hours for the downward trail towards the rail.

2 Thank liquidatedbrain
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I visit all sides of this canyon , you need 1 to 2 hours to visit it , its nice and at that tie cold and windy

1 Thank Arash_Law
Maumee, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Tremendous scenery and more limited crowds made this section the best! Be prepared for tons of steps, heights, and some narrow steep sections. However, a great option was starting at the top and hiking down to the funicular towards the bottom. Would not have wanted to come back up under my own steam.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

One of the newly developed scenery route. Very strenuous hiking, definiely not recommended if you don't have top physique or have bad knees. But if you do go, the view is absolutely stunning and well worth the effort.

Thank RedRocksPhoto
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Takes about 3 hrs to complete the entire course down the canyon but its definitely worth it. Spectacular views at different parts of the canyon and you will keep stopping for photos. Some parts are pretty steep and definitely not for the faint hearted. There is a telpher to bring you up from the canyon but do take note that... More 

Thank Keith S
Guilin, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

It's newly developed so many parts of it hasn't been named. The view is magnificent but the stairs are narrow and steep.

Thank 86supernova

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