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“Amazing views, greenery everywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Wutong Mountain

Wutong Mountain
Ranked #10 of 486 things to do in Shenzhen
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Hiking Wutong Mountain is one of Shenzhen citizens’ most popular activities (and offers trails for all experience levels). It’s a great way to get exercise and breathtaking vistas. On a clear day you can see Hong Kong.
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“Amazing views, greenery everywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

An amazing mountain hiking place, that I truly recommend to any foreign or local visitors to Shenzhen. Once you leave the entrance gate, you will find greenery and clean air, tough gradients, well-kept facilities including fruit and drink vendors, viewpoints, rubbish bins at regular intervals. Toilets are of a local standard, but at least they are available at each main stop of the tour. The views are amazing and definitely worth the effort. It took me 3 hours to go up to the top, and one our to walk down on the main road. I am in a relatively good health (training for a marathon), so allow more time for a leisurely hike. Also, I do recommend you bring a raincoat with you if there is any chance of rain on the hiking day - it will definitely rain then :)

Visited March 2014
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“Hike in Shenzhen”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

This mountain was a bit tougher than I expected. It took me and my friend 3 hours to hike up and about 3 hours to hike down. We took a couple breaks along the way too. The road path was okay, we took that one on the way up. The alternate paths were okay but nothing too exciting, just trees and a stream. I would recommend taking the road on the way up and the smaller paths on the way down. The view from the top is nice, if you go on a clear day. I went on a smoggy day and the view was just so-so.

Visited October 2013
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“Great Hiking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Take the hiking trail, not the road. Follow signs for the Teishen Gully trail from Wutong Village entrance. This trail pass near water falls to reach the Wutong and the shadows of trees is good on hot summer days. See the guide on every trail for "Wutong Mountain from Wutong Village" and take the "route 1" described.

Visited August 2013
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Shenzhen, China
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“Go for a challenge - don't take the road”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

You have two options for this hike. One is to take the road, but you miss all the cool stuff except for the view at the top (non-existent if cloudy) - we took the road hiking down today and it was extremely boring. It's also exposed and hot during these sunny summer days.

The second option is to actually hike the hiking path - this is a fairly challenging and strenuous stairs kind of hike, but you follow a gully, cross brooks and streams by bridge and by boulders, and pass many cool waterfalls. It's extremely picturesque, and although exhausting, going up this path was the best part of the hike. It's some of the most stairs I've gone up in China after visiting various scenic spots that require hiking over my 2 years here. Seriously, this is a day trip - if you're doing the actual path hike (not road hike), give yourself a good 3-4 hours to get up to the top if you go at a fairly quick pace.

Our legs were killing us when we got to the top, so we took the road down. BTW, there's no longer any shuttle service as is mentioned in comments below - you'll use your legs to haul yourself up there and haul yourself back down. Another option is to rent bikes and bike up the road/coast down it, but that's nowhere near as cool as the gully/waterfalls hiking path/stairs.

Bring some snacks! You'll be starving when you get to the top! Go in the morning, because the early afternoon sun can be a killer near the top where things are exposed more. The misty clouds and light rain was very refreshing this morning, but it clears out as the sun gets more intense by the afternoon. Bringing an umbrella is also a wise idea.

Visited August 2013
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“Wutong Mountain, great day trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Wutong Mountain is the highest mountain in Shenzhen. It's on the eastern side of this large city. It can be reached by subway/bus combination, or by taxi. At about 3000 feet, it's not particularly high, but it affords a nice view of the city on a relatively clear day. It's about a 3-4 hour hike up and 2-3 hours down. If you have time, be sure to visit Hong Fa Temple, a newish Buddhist temple on the side of the mountain, at Fairy Lake. Wutong Mountain is the greatest natural beauty in Shenzhen and worth the time. If hiking is not your thing, go to the base of the mountain and take the bus up to Hong Fa Temple. You can visit the botanical gardens in that area as well. Well worth the trip.

Visited September 2012
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