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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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5-Day Tour: Shanghai and Huangshan
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By all means: Go!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Horst S
Lauchringen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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....

Thank Tk N
Lauchringen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Horst S
Huangshan, China
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank thomas g
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank gsung
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Good hotel, though we paid for the cheapest room, it is clean and new and small. Food at restaurant was good and taste good. A plus point to our trip up the mountain. Service is good both at lobby when check in and at restaurant.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice hike down this canyon then have a good breakfast and rest before going all the way down to go back up. the sight is quite an experience, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the beauty as well as taking pictures. there is also a way to take the cableway... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Gets you closer to the formation and leaves you some time to muse over things. Worth you staying at the Mountain in order to have time to explore this part of the route. Need to do your knee guarding before and after the walk :) However the queue for the ride down was really crowded, and not really value for... More 

Thank Zinks
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This Canyon is the most beautiful part of the mountain, in my opinion. Many one-days group travelers would not have the time to visit this Canyon, so it is also less crowded part of the scenic area. We stayed in Xihai hotel, therefore, we went to the Xihai Great Canyon after we loaded off our bags and later in the... More 

1 Thank globaltrotte
Yingshang County, China
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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

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