We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Nice Temple” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Drum Mountain (Gu Shan)

Drum Mountain (Gu Shan)
Fuzhou, China
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice Temple”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2006

Gu Shan is easily accessed from downtown Fuzhou in around 15-20 mins. A taxi ride from the centre will cost around 20RMB or take a local bus from Hudong Lu for 2 RMB.

You can walk the hill comfortably in around 1hr 15 mins, it's 1900m high. Along the way, souvenir and food vendors litter the path. Be sure to buy drinks and snacks in the city before you head there as they're twice or three times the price on the hill.

There's a nice temple at the top, housing over 900 national relics, mainly scrolls written in the monk's blood. A superb vegetarian restaurant is next to the small pond with the statue of Ma Zhu, a locally revered goddess along the Fujian coast.

It an be a really tough climb if it's hot and humid (April - October, but mainly June-Sep), so if you're not fit either don't attempt it or take a mian bao che (small van) to the top. Haggle for the best price. There's also a chair lift, which takes you to the first crown after which there's a gentle 15 minute walk to the temple.

Gu Shan can get really crowded at the weekend at any time of year, so it's better to go during the week if you don't like crowds.

Helpful?
19 Thank mazhenping
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

147 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    68
    29
    1
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first

Travellers who viewed Drum Mountain (Gu Shan) also viewed

 

Been to Drum Mountain (Gu Shan)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing