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Guilin Laozhai Mountain

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Address: Guilin Laozhai Mountain, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906, China
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Best views in Guilin and Yangshuo

Its a fairly steep but short 30 - 40 min hike up to the top of the mountain. The path is well maintained and there were a lot of people, so no chance of getting lost. It's a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Its a fairly steep but short 30 - 40 min hike up to the top of the mountain. The path is well maintained and there were a lot of people, so no chance of getting lost. It's a little precarious in places, but nothing extreme. The view on the top is superb, and the best view of the Li River... More 

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Ludwigshafen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Getting up there is bit of a challenge, steep steps and you also need to get up a leather. Even if you are in good shape you will probably sweat. However, it is a short hike (30-40 minutes), so it is also recommendable for family with children etc, just plan in more time (~1 hour) to get up. The 360°... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The hike is only half an hour if you are fit, it isn't even dangerous as others have said! Just a ladder on the way! The hike is pretty boring in the trees but as you get to the top it opens up and really is spectacular. Walk a little further passed the pagoda and onto the rocks near the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

One of the mountains to climb in the Yangshuo / xingping area. 1300 stairs and ladders on the way up. watch out when climbing or going down after it rains.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's a lot of steps. A LOT. But it worth it. The view is incredible. It wasn't a clear day, so everything was in some yellowish fog, but, as I already wrote, very beautiful.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Hiking starts from the path near the Pier and right side of the Arch(If coming from the Pier). Ask locals if not able to find. Hiking is short (Around 45-60 Min) and little scary as steps are steep, narrow and no protection. Carry water and don't take heavy bags. View from top is breath taking. Go for Beautiful Sunset, short... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was the best thing we did during our visit to Guilin/Yangshou areas. I opted to skip the Moon Hill and Silver Cave (as too touristy) and glad I did. The path starts adjacent to the boat docks in Xing Ping. It took close to an hour to get to the top, as it was extremely hot and took plenty... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed at a hotel near the Yangshuo North Bus station. Early morning, we took a bus no. 5 to the Yangshuo South Station. The bus fare is only RMB 1. Upon alighting at the South Station, we took another bus to Xing Ping. It cost RMB 10. The Laozhai Mountain is just located at the quay in Xing Ping.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We arrived by bus from Yangshuo, fairly easy to find- look for the TripAdvisor sign drawn on the wall. Fairly steep climb- ladders in parts- so sensible footwear please. Do bring lots of water. Not only is the view the best in the area & there are so few tourists!!! Do climb/scramble over to the communications tower once you get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Climbing this mountain is not too tricky, even for those afraid of heights, though I would caution those with children. On a rainy day the steps up to the top would be incredibly slippery and as it is there are stretches of steep steps with no barrier to stop you falling. Despite this, I highly recommend the climb. It is... More 

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