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“Cangshan Mountain” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cangshan Mountain
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Private 1 Day Dali City Tour
Ranked #5 of 64 things to do in Dali
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Cangshan Mountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Had a great day going up to the top of the mountain, we walked for a while before turning back I would recommend wearing a warm jacket up there as it gets a bit cold at 4000m ( we were all in T shirts) then back down the the mountain to the film studio.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A great day's hike.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We took the Gantong Cablecar up to the Jade Belt path. Worth the RMB90 it cost (RMB60 for the cablecar and RMB30 for park entrance) as it would have been a tiring 2 hour hike. The Jade Belt path runs about 15kms north from Gantong even beyond Dali Old Town. A very pleasant hike from Gantong to Dali and relatively easy walking. The path is very well maintained and safe, perfect for families. We descended on a stairway behind the Old Town. Great scenery and beautiful fresh air.

Visited May 2014
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“Enjoyable walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Had an enjoyable walk along the jade belt road (12km)
We had haze so views could have been better, however still don't think it can compare with tiger leaping gorge which we had just walked
The zonghe chair lift is not working and won't be repaired
There are 2 cable cars up onto the mountain
The main one which is about a year old goes to the top at 4,000m and has a middle station where you could get off then take a funicular railway down to the middle of the jade belt road
The top cable car was not operating when we were there probably due to wind, it is generally closed in the afternoon for this reason
It would cost 230Y for the funicular and both ways on both cable cars
However we went up the cable car which connects with the southern end of the jade belt road and walked the length of it north to zonghe temple, then took an easy to find dirt track straight down which comes out at west gate
The cable car is 50Y one way, but you also need a park entrance fee of 30 Y
The road is a flat paved walk way, contouring around the mountain, well constructed
We also explored the stream area at the start, but as other reports other areas are closed and dont look as if they will ever be reopened
Food and drink available at zonghe temple, at South end at top of cable car and in the middle at funicular railway

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Florence, Italy
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“Top of the mountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

I was here on January 2014 and the cable way to reach ZhongHe temple was closed since a lot of months ago. Therefore, you can reach ZhongHe temple only by walking or riding an horse! Still cool, but it will take 2h to go up and 2h down.

Nevertheless this possibility, you could prefer take the other cable way, which will reach the top of the mountain. This cable is really expensive. It costs 200rmb to go up and down, but you will be able to reach 4000m and see snow even if at the bottom of the mountain will be 18degrees.
It could be windy and so it is better that you start your trip prepared for feeling cold up there!

The view from up there is breathtaking, with awesome landscape and clouds that pass by very fast just few meters over you.

On the top you could continue to climb up with stairs reaching a lake that in winter is usually frozen, but still very nice to see and to take pictures at.

Visited January 2014
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Dali, China
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“Trekking along the Jade Belt Path in Cangshan mountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Cangshan mountain also called "Jicaosei" in Bai language is regarded as a treasure house to the local people. It produces a great number of marbles, lots of batanical species like the terracing tea gardens, tranditional herbs and wild flowers and so on. The mountain consists of 19 peaks with 18 steams which provides beautiful waterfalls and amazing cliffs. In 1992, the local government had the Jade Belt walking path paved where the Jade Belt Clound always appears . Once trekking along the walking path, one may enjoy a bird eye's view of Dali basin as well as fresh air and a gallery of wild flowers. In 2007, Mt. Cangshan was adopted as national geogeraphic park and attracts more and more people come and seek the beauty of this land. April will be a good season to go for there are the most flowers blooming in the perfect weather.You may take the cable to get there to make it easier or you may start hiking from the foot of the mountain with local experienced guide. It will be a very delight trip just like returning to the nature.

Visited October 2013
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