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Mountain Hua shan

Situated in Huayin City, 120 kilometers (about 75 miles) east from Xi'an City of Shaanxi Province, Mt. Huashan is known as 'The Number One Precipitous Mountain under Heaven'. It is one of the five sacred mountains in China. The other four mountains are Mt. Taishan in Shandong, Mt. Hengshan in Hunan, Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi, and Mt. Songshan in Henan.  This mountain is celebrated for its majestic breath-taking crags, steep paths, beautiful scenery and it is said to be the most precipitous mountain in the world.  huashan map 

    Until recently there was only one way to reach the top of Mt. Huashan since ancient times. Most of the trail is very narrow and steep; some parts are almost vertical. Iron chains have been set up along the path, but courage and an adventurous spirit are still necessary if you decide to climb Mt. Huashan on foot. Recent developments have added two alternate ways of traveling to the summit. Now you can take the ropeway, or ride in a cable car to enjoy the unique scenery of Mt. Huashan.      huashan map

In ancient times, Mt. Huashan was called Mt. Taihuashan. From a distance the five peaks seem to form the shape of a 'flower' (hua in Chinese), hence the name 'Huashan'. It is famous for its natural vistas of steep and narrow paths, precipitous crags, and a high mountain range. It is home to several influential Taoist temples where emperors of past dynasties made pilgrimages, making Mt. Huashan the holy land of Taoism.  6 Reasons to Visit Mt. Hua

Mt. Hua is home to several influential Taoist temples where emperors of past dynasties made pilgrimages, making this mountain the holy land of Taoism. Many emperors came to pray and sacrifice to the God of Mt. Huashan.  Mt. Huashan boasts a lot of places of interest. Here and there stand Buddhist and Taoist temples, pavilions and buildings as well as sculptures and engravings. Of the ruins, Yuquan (Jade Spring), Zhenwu Palace, and Jintian Palace are, comparatively speaking, famous. Xiyue Temple, seven kilometers north of Mt. Huashan is the place where people of ancient times paid tribute to the Mt. Huashan God.

Along the 12km path leading from the foot of the mountain, where it starts at the Jade Fountain Temple (Yuchuan si), to its five peaks, you will get the chance to see some impressive scenes, including the strangely shaped granite peaks and the twisted pines, that make up this, one of the lesser visited of the holy mountains.

  The peaks from above are said to resemble the petals of a huge plant, with the middle peak as the corolla, hence the mountain's name. Of the five peaks it is the southern peak (2,100 meters) that is the largest, closely followed by those in the east and west. The ascent provides not only natural scenery, but also a number of man-made constructions that, for better or worse, are now a part of the mountain's tourist culture. 

It is said that Lao Zi (Lao Tze), the founder and patriarch of Taoism, once lived and gave sermons here.  Today many Taoism temples are located on Mr. Huashan which helps explain why this area is visited by thousands of people.

Huashan consists of five peaks.   When seen in a certain way, the five peaks of Huashan look like five petals of a flower.  Originally Hua was called Xiyue - meaning 'Western mountain' - because it was the westernmost of the five sacred Taoist peaks. 

Formerly the five mountains were dotted with temples but today only a few remain. These days the majority of visitors to Huashan are Chinese youth on vacation.  However the mountain routes are still trekked by devoted pilgrims and wandering monks intent of visiting the sacred shrines.  

The East Peak is 2,090 meters (about 6,857 ft) high above sea level. It is also called Facing Sun Peak because the top of the peak is the best place to watch the sunrise.

The Middle Peak is also called Jade Maiden Peak. Story goes that Nongyu, the daughter of King Mugong (659B.C.-621B.C.) of the Qin Kingdom (770B.C.-476B.C.), was tired of the life in the court. So she and her husband moved to Huashan and lived alone at Middle Peak.

The West Peak is 2,087 meters (about 6,846 ft) high.  It is always called Lotus Peak because of its unique shape. This peak is formed by a huge rock. Hence it's very steep.

The majestic South Peak is the tallest. With an altitude of 2,160 meters (about 7,087 feet), ancient people called this the 'Monarch of Mt. Huashan' because it is the highest peak of Mt. Huashan. It is also the highest peak among the Five Sacred Mountains of China.

Mt. Huashan has more than two hundred places of interest and fascinating scenic spots. Its five main peaks, the South Peak (Landing Wild Goose Peak), the West Peak (Lotus Flower Peak), the East Peak (Facing Sun Peak), the Middle Peak (Pure Girl Peak) and the North Peak (Yuntai Peak), each of them has its peculiar scene and moving legend.

How to climb up Mt.Hua
The Routes to Climb up Mt.Hua can be divided into three Parts: the way below North Peak, the way between North Peak and Jinsuo Guan (Gold Lock Pass), and the way above Jinsuo Guan.

Three routes ascent to North Peak


The fastest way
In the east side of Yuquan Temple (East Gate) there is an about8-kilometer-long cement road leading up to Wamiaogou where you can take the cable car directly to the North Peak of Mt. Hua. And the top station of theropeway is located on the east cliff of North Peak. The whole ropeway is morethan 1,500 meters (about 4,921 feet) long and it takes you seven or eight minutes to reach the top.

The most exciting way
First you get to Wamiaogou by bus from the East Gate, and then get to the North Peak of Mt.Hua through the Road of Circumventing Hua shan,which is a two-kilometers ascending way consisted of 3999 steps.

The traditional way
It is a 30-kilometer path which start from Yuquan Temple, and in this route,you enjoy lots of spots. So if you are able to finish this route, we strongly recommend t the main spots in this way are as follows:

Yuquan Yuan (Jade Spring Temple)

Usually tourists climb up the mountain assisted by the iron chains along the way and start their tour from Yuquan Yuan (Jade Spring Temple), one of the main Taoist temples in China located at the foot of Mt. Huashan. It has the architectural style of the classical gardens in south China. There is a pond in the center and several pavilions around it. Walking through the Wuyou Pavilion, the Long Corridor of Seventy-two Windows comes into view, and afterwards Qingke Ping where a big rock called 'Huixin Rock' can be seen. It is said that 'Huixin Rock' is a reminder for those who wish to stop their tour at this point. Beside the rock are the precipitous 370 rock steps called 'Qianchi Zhuang' considered to be the primary breath-taking path of Mt. Huashan. When climbing, only a gleam of sky above can be seen, making climbers feel as if they were at the bottom of a well.

Beside the rock are the precipitous 370 rock steps called 'Qianchi Zhuang (千尺幢)' considered to be the primary breath-taking path of Mt. Huashan. When climbing, only a gleam of sky above can be seen, making climbers feel as if they were at the bottom of a well.

Qianchi Zhuang
It is also considered as one of the steepest passes of Mt.Hua. The path is built on the margin of the mountain, so if you wan to pass this path, you have to climb up it with the help of the icon chain.

Laojun Furrow :Huashan is Laojun’s Furrow, a perilous furrow-like path with 570 steps in the deep cragged cliffs. As the legend goes, when Laojun found that there was no path, he led his ox here and let it plough a valley overnight. At the end of the valley is a steep cliff called “Monkeys Cry” (Even monkeys find it difficult to pass the cliff). Then it is near to the North Peak.

North Peak (Cloud Terrace Peak)

Across the 'Qianchi Zhuang' are two similar precipitous paths-respectively called 'Baichi Xia' and 'Laojun Li' above which climbers reach Mt. Huashan's North Peak. There are precipitous cliffs on all sides of North Peak, making it look like a flat terrace in the clouds, hence the name Cloud Terrace Peak. It is 1,614 meters (about 5,295 feet) high. Three sides are cliffs and one side is to the 'Ca'er (the ear rubbing the cliff) Cliff' which is the fourth precipitous path where tourists can climb up only by pressing an ear close to the cliff. In the waist of North Peak trees are luxuriantly green, creating a good rest spot.

Jinsuo Guan (Gold Lock Pass)

When climbing over the 'Blue Dragon Range', regarded as the must-pass way to the other four peaks from North Peak, travelers arrive at Gold Lock Pass. Mt. Huashan visitors know that it is customary to buy a golden lock, and then lock it in the iron chains on both sides of the Gold Lock Pass for families and friends to pray for their safety and health. It is a marvelous spectacle to see thousands of golden locks in the iron chains. Within the mountain gate of Gold Lock Pass, a huge golden lock of about 4 meters (about 4.37 yards) long and 1 .5 meters (about 1.64 yards) high stands in a big rock. It is made of pure copper and forged by 9,999 locks left by visitors. It is a popular photo site. This huge lock can only be opened by throwing coins - one coin represent the status of an ordinary person; three coins, a blessed person and nine coins a most blessed one. Gold Lock Pass is the throat to Middle Peak, East Peak, South Peak and West Peak.

Middle Peak (Jade Maiden Peak)

Middle Peak clings to East peak and is in the center of East, South and West Peaks. There is a Taoist temple in the peak named 'Jade Maiden Temple'. Legend has it that the daughter of Qin Mugong (569 B.C.-621 B.C.) loved a man who was good at playing Chinese tung-hsiao (vertical flute) and she gave up the royal life to become a hermit who cultivated her spirituality here, hence the name Jade Maiden Peak. Today Jade Maiden Temple and Jade Maiden Basin for Shampooing can be found on the peak.

Other scenic spots in Middle Peak include Rootless Tree and Sacrificing Tree which have beautiful stories and add to the supernatural atmosphere of Middle Peak.

East Peak (Facing Sun Peak)

With a height of 2,090 meters (about 6,857 feet), the East Peak, also called Facing Sun Peak is like a platform available for visitors to view the sun rising. In ancient times the path to the top was full of hardships and danger, but recently steps were built making it comparatively easy to reach the top.

The East Peak is the best place to watch the rising sun but you should start your climb at night if you want to see the wonderful scenery because it takes 4 to 6 hours to reach the top. There are more than ten scenic spots on the East Peak including the natural stone veins on the cliff that resemble a huge palm. The tranquil and serene environment on the top of the Peak will make you feel completely relaxed and happy.

Tour guides may promote climbing the mountain at night to see the sunrise. Climbing to the top of East Peak requires 4 to 6 hours. East Peak has an altitude of 2,090 meters (about 6,857 feet) forming a platform for visitors to view the sunrise. An astronomical telescope is provided here. The reference time for sunrise and sunset is 5:00a.m.-6:00a.m. in spring, 4:30a.m.-5:20a.m. in summer, 5:00a.m.-5:20a.m. in autumn, 5:30a.m.-6:00a.m. in winter.

 

Huashan area. This disaster was caused by the Queen Mother of the West, who held her 'Flat Peach Carnival' celebration that year. She carelessly spilled a little jade wine down from paradise, causing a serious flood below. This news was quickly reported by Deity Shaohao to the Jade Emperor in Celestial Paradise. He gave a prompt order to Deity Juling to go down to tame the flood. When Deity Juling, full of vigor and vitality, descended from the clouds, he arrived at the precipitous cliff of East Peak. At the moment that he laid his left hand on one side and his right leg on the other, he ripped the mountain into two halves and immediately a flood rushed out. This tale adds luster to East Peak.

At a height of 2,160 meters above sea level and about 120km east of Xi'an , Huashan, literally Flower Mountain, is undoubtedly a sight for sore eyes.

The West Peak (Lotus Flower Peak)

At 2,082 meters (about 6,831 feet) above the sea level, the West Peak is a huge granite rock. Since the big rock in front of Cuiyun Palace is shaped much like a lotus flower, it is also called Lotus Flower Peak. The West Peak is the most beautiful and dangerous peak of Mt. Huashan.

The West Peak has numerous tourist spots including Cuiyun Palace (a famous Taoism Palace), Lotus Flower Cave and Axe-hewing Rock. Each site has its own beautiful myth and legend. The legend of Chen Xiang, a filial son, who split the mountain with an axe to save his mother, is quite intriguing. A popular cartoon film called 'Lotus Lantern' was made to portray this legend.

The Green Cloud Temple at West Peak is also called the Holy Mother Temple. It enshrines statues of three holy mothers. There is a large stone cut into three parts outside. It is the well-known "Ax Cutting Stone" for it looks as if it is being cut by an ax. Beside the stone, there is a huge ax. According to legend Baolian Deng (The Lotus Lamp), it was used by Chen Xiang to save his mother.

One well-known scenic spot called the 'Immortal's Palm Peak of Mt. Huashan' which is ranked as one of the 'Eight Scenic Wonders of the Guanzhong Area (the plain area in the middle of Shaanxi Province)' is located on East Peak. It refers to the natural rock veins of the cliff which look like a giant palm-print. Legend has it that on March 3rd of the Lunar Calendar a torrential flood erupted, destroying the villages within the Mt.

The South Peak (Landing Wild Goose Peak)

Tourists who summit South Peak are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The famous Yellow River wanders far below and everything seems small. Legend has it that the wild geese returning from the south often landed at South Peak, giving the area the name 'Landing Wild Geese Peak'

Of the five main peaks, the South Peak (Landing Wild Goose Peak) is the highest at 2,160 meters (about 7,087 feet), it is also the highest peak of the Five Sacred Mountains. When traveling to the top of the peak, you will feel that you can touch the stars in the sky.

The south side of the Peak has very high cliffs standing erect as if they had been cut by an axe. The summit of the South Peak is the highest point in the sacred mountains and climbers consider it an honor to make it to the Peak. At the summit you will find the Black Dragon Pool and see the Greeting Pines on the southwest cliffs. Around the South Peak are Songhui Peak (Pine Trees and Junipers Peak) and Xiaozi Peak (Filial Son Peak). There is a famous Taoism palace called Jintian Palace, or Baidi Temple. The narrow pass, which is the plank road, is built along the cliff leading to the East Peak. The road is no more than 0.3 meters (about 1 foot) wide and runs above a very deep gorge. The stout hearted can travel this road by hanging on to a chain that is attached to the face of the cliff.

There are two similar precipitous paths by which climbers reach the North Peak. Certain routes on the tough North Peak climb have been given humorous, but quite accurate names such as 'Thousand Feet Precipice' and 'Ear Touching Cliff'.

Mt. Huashan is famous for its egregious cliffs.  Nowhere are the cliffs more difficult to climb than the North Peak. There are rugged cliffs on all four sides of North Peak.

Along the cliff of South Peak is a planked path equipped with an iron chain, with the help of which, adventurers can walk on the frightful path. There is a giant rock in front of Cuiyun Palace on West Peak. As it takes the shape of a lotus flower, the mountain is also called Lotus Peak. As legend has it, Chen Xiang, a filial young man, once split the mountain and rescued his mother out of it. Now a crack can be witnessed in a giant rock beside Cuiyun Palace as if an axe made it. Thus, the rock is called "Axe-splitting Rock," beside which is a huge axe with a long handle. The northwest side of the peak is called Fatal Cliff for it is as steep as if it was cut by a sharp sword.

Three sides are cliffs that are nearly impossible to climb and the fourth side is the 'ear rubbing cliff'.  This route gets its name because there are places on this precipitous path where tourists can climb up only by pressing an ear close to the cliff. 

A tortuous 15 kilometer stepped path leads to the Black Dragon Ridge (Bilong ji) where other trails lead to the major peaks.

Three Precipices of Mt. Huashan
        Along the cliff path from Jade Spring Temple to North Peak are several magnificent and breathtaking scenic attractions, including the three precipices of Mt. Huashan. The first precipice is near a huge stone east of Qingke Ping (Flatland). The stone is called “Turning round stone” because in the past the guides would advise the tourists not strong enough to go back from here since it was too precipitous from this point up. In front of the stone is the Thousand-Chi (1/3 meter) Precipice with about 370 steps hanging on to the sheer cliff. Tourists should carefully grasp the iron chain to climb up. At one point of this part, if you look up, you can only see a gleam of light. The exit of the precipice, called the Dooryard, is known as the "throat of Mt. Huashan”. If the “dooryard” is covered with an iron board, then the only path is blocked.
   
    The Second Precipice of Mt. Huashan is the Hundred-foot Valley located not far from the Thousand-Chi Precipice. Two steep cliffs sandwiched a huge stone. Tourists should walk through the narrow path under the stone. It is really breathtaking because the stone seems to be dropping at any time. Other minor precipices include the Immortal’s Bridge, Overlooking Weihe River Cliff and Black Tiger Mountain Ridge.

    The Third Precipice of Mt. Huashan is Laojun’s Furrow, a perilous furrow-like path with 570 steps in the deep cragged cliffs. As the legend goes, when Laojun found that there was no path, he led his ox here and let it plough a valley overnight. At the end of the valley is a steep cliff called “Monkeys Cry” (Even monkeys find it difficult to pass the cliff). Then it is near to the North Peak.

Changlong Ridge
       After passing several perilous parts from the North Peak, you will arrive at Chang Long Ridge, a sheer mountain ridge that is tens of zhang (3.333 meters) long and two chi (1/3 meter) wide. 
   
   With steep cliffs on both sides, the ridge is the only way to reach the opposite side. One can’t help trembling when he steps on the ridge. As the legend goes, once Han Yu, a famous writer in Tang Dynasty, called up all his courage and climbed up the ridge. Then he turned around and found it was so dangerous and he was so frightened that he thought it was impossible for him to go back home. He cried and wrote his letter before his death and threw it into the valley, hoping somebody would pick up it and gave it to his family. After crossing Changlong Ridge, tourists can arrive at the South Peak. Then coming down the peak, they can go to the East Peak and the Central Peak.

In order to reach certain temples and the caves of the sages great courage is needed.  The climbers must scale steep cliffs with only a linked chain for support.  To fall is certain death.

Huashan Mountain is famous for its breath-taking cliffs. Along the 12-kilometer-long winding path up to the top are awe-inspiring precipices, looking into which will take your breath away. Among the five peaks, East Peak (Facing Sun Peak), West Peak (Lotus Peak) and South Peak (Dropping Goose Peak) are comparatively high. Standing at the top of East Peak, one can enjoy the rising sun early in the morning. West Peak, in resemblance to a lotus flower, is the most graceful peak in Huashan Mountain. In addition, there are Middle Peak (Jade Maiden Peak) and North Peak (Clouds Stand).

Huashan Mountain boasts a lot of places of interest. Here and there stand Buddhist and Taoist temples, pavilions and buildings as well as sculptures and engravings. Of the ruins, Yuquan Temple (Jade Springs), Zhenwu Palace, and Jintian Palace are, comparatively speaking, famous. Xiyue Temple, seven kilometers north of Huashan Mountain is the place where people of ancient times paid tribute to the Mt. Huashan God. Along the cliff of South Peak is a planked path equipped with an iron chain, with the help of which, adventurers can walk on the frightful path.

The area of Huashan Mountain specializes in gingko, thatch weaving and traditional paper-cutting. The shops are mostly at the foot of the mountain, where one can rent walking sticks, gym shoes, warm clothes, electric torches and so on.

 Mount Hua is a huge body of granite,its history can backdate to 120 million years ago.It boasts five imposing peaks with precipices and overhanging rocks:The east one (the Sunrise Peak), which is the best location to view sunrising;The north one(the Clouds Terrace Peak),which is famous for vertical cliffs on its three sides;The west one(the Lotus Flower Peak),and the south one(the Wild Goose- resting Peak) which are the main peaks and also the steepest of Mount Hua;And the central one(the Jade Maiden Peak),which links the east,west, and south peaks.Each presents a unique scenic beauty,surrounded by over 36 minor peaks."Flying outside the clouds and its reflection in the Yellow River",from a distance,these five major peaks look like a lotus flower among the mountains,hence the name of Mount Hua (Hua means flower in chinese). The changeable weather makes"Cloudy Mount Hua","Rainy Mount Hua", "Misty Mount Hua",and"Snowy Mount Hua"on different season.Such special scenes make visitors feel as if they were in a fairland. It has many fog and haze days in winter days in Xi'an area, as well as on Huashan Mountain,so this is a problem for having a nice scenery on top of mountain

Steep peaks, various shaped rocks, cloud seas, waterfalls and cultural relics are everywhere on the mountain. With the changeable climate on the mountain, the formed scenery “Cloud-wrapped Huashan Mountain”, “Rain-wrapped Huashan Mountain”, “Mist-wrapped Huashan Mountain” and “Snow-wrapped Huashan Mountain” will make you feel in the wonderland.

It is one of the 9 places for sunrise-watching in China and the climb there is a more pleasant experience here than at many other holy mountains in China. The best position to watch sunrise is on the East Peak (also called “Zhaoyang peak”). Watching the mountains in the east on the early morning, you can see sunlight occurring and the rosy hue lightening the mountain, then the golden color is everywhere gradually. In such shinning day, you can have a special feeling about the beautiful scenery of Huanshan Mountain.
The scenery is spectacular, the Daoist monks are friendly, and the air is clear enough to make the sunrise worth seeing. The best times to visit are mid-autumn, when the trees are a magical, colorful jumble, or spring, when the wildflowers bloom. And it is picturesque in winter. To watch the sunshine on time, many tourists began their climbing late at night of the former day.

Climbing thousands of steps while holding onto rusty chains, you would be forgiven for wondering why you would put yourself through this, as you stare upwards, and steal a glance downwards, aware that you can no longer see either the top or the bottom of the steep mountain trail you are scrambling on. But upon reaching the summit, climbers are deservedly rewarded, with some truly dramatic and breathtaking scenery. Watching the sun silently rise from the east peak, you will know why Hua Shan has long been considered a sacred place.6 Reasons to Visit Mt. Hua

Special: Xi Yue Temple
If you have time on your way home, and you are interested in the Taoist culture, you can not miss Xi Yue Temple.The Xi Yue Temple is 5 kilometers north of the foot of Mt. Hua and it is one of the earliest temples in ancient China. Palaces and gardens are its main features, resembling the style of the Forbidden City in Beijing; thus the Xi Yue Temple gained fame as the 'Forbidden City of Shaanxi Province'.

Xiyue Temple
Where to live
If you want to enjoy the sunrise, you had better live on the top of mountain,and there are lots of hotels on the top of mountain and the charge is not so high, if you ignore the posted price bargain with the owner, at most of thecase, the final price is only 1/2 or even lower of the posted price.

Tips:
All the hotels in the Mt.Hua do not accept advance booking, so if you want tolive on the top of mountain, you should first go to hotel you want to live after you reach the Jinsuo Guan. And the price mainly depends on your skill of bargaining.

How to Travel:The route to conquer the peaks passes by temples, shrines, pavilions, terraces, carvings, statues, food stalls and hawkers, that appear interspersed between the stark granite paths and forested margins. Along the Green Dragon Ridge (Bilong ji), which connects the northern peak with the remaining peaks, the way is cut along a narrow rock ridge with steep cliffs on either side. Some of this route can be a little dangerous, despite the iron chains that are linked on the more precipitous sections.

By Ropeway: Yuquan Palace, a famous Quanzhen sect of Taoism Palace at the foot of Mt. Huashan, is generally the starting post to climb the mountain. 2 kilometers (about 1 mile ) east away from Yuquan Palace, there is a some 8-kilometer-long (about 5 miles) cement road to Wamiaogou where you can travel to the top of the North Peak by the ropeway. The ride up only takes about eight minutes and the cost is 60 Yuan for a one way ticket and 150 Yuan for a return ticket. The ropeway is in operation from April to October from 7:00 to 19:00, and from December to March 9:00 to 16:00.

On foot: One can either set off from Yuquan, on the way visiting Returning Rock, Baizhang Cliff and Laojun Ditch, or from North Peak one can go south to Ca'er Precipice, Golden Lock Pass and then Middle Peak. This is a starting point leading to the other three mountains. It takes usually 24 hours to visit all the five peaks on foot, but only five to six hours if one takes the ropeway. If you wish to watch the sun rising on East Peak, you had better start at night. After four to six hours' walk, you will arrive at the very top of the mountain and can enjoy the impressive sun rising.

Transportation
By Bus
1.Tourist Buses No.1 (8:00-20:00) are available at the east square of Xian Railway Station or you can choose to take the coach to Huayin City at Tangdu Bus Station located at No.17 of Changle Zhonglu east of Xian.
2. Visitors can go to Xian Cheng Dong Coach Station and take the regular bus from Xian to Huayin (Mt. Huashan). The bus runs every 15 minutes between 07:00 and 19:15. The bus ticket cost CNY 31.5 and the bus trip takes about 2 hours.

By Train
You can take trains at Xian Railway Station and get to Weinan City. Take a local bus from Huashan Railway Station Square to Jade Spring Temple. The bus trip takes about 45 minutes and the ticket costs about CNY 12.

By Cable Car
Traveling on Mt. Huashan by cable car is another good choice for tourists. In the east side of Yuquan Temple there is an about 8-kilometer-long (about 5 miles long) cement road leading up to Wamiaogou where you can take the cable car directly to the North Peak of Mt. Huashan. And the top station of the ropeway is located on the east cliff of North Peak. The whole ropeway is more than 1,500 meters (about 4,921 feet) long and it takes you seven or eight minutes to reach the top. The runtime of the ropeway is: 07:00-19:00 (Apr.-Oct.); 09:00 - 16:00 (Nov.-Mar.).

  East Route Surrounding Scenic Spots:
 


Huaqing Hot Spring

 

 
Qin Shi Huang Tomb

 
Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses


Banpo Museum

From Huashan Mountain to Xian:
1. Take the Tourism bus line 1 which starts from Dongshanmen Parking Lot to Xian Railway Station at at 17:00. The bus ticket costs CNY 22. It is suspended from January to March.
2. Take the regular bus which starts from Xishan Gate (the middle section of Yuquan Rd.) to Xian Railway Station from 07:00 to 22:00. The bus ticket costs CNY 31.5.
3. Take a taxi from Dongshanmen Parking Lot and arrives at Huashan Railway Station where visitors can take the train to Xian.

 

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 Mt. Huashan Travel Information:
  Open Time: Daily, 9:00 am - 5:00pm
  Ticket Price: High Season (Mar. 1 - Nov. 30) CNY 120
                     Low Season (Dec. 1 - Feb. end) CNY 60
                    RMB60yuan per child 
 
  Chair Lift : RMB150 yuan / round - trip 
                   RMB 80yuan / one - way

huashan Private Tour:

Car rental in Xi'an From 180 USD / Day

Tour Guide Reservation From 65 USD / Day

Kind Note and Good Ideas for Tourist :
 
1. Comfortable clothes and shoes are necessary while there will be a long time's walking and hiking.
2. We commend to take the chair lift up to (or down from).
3.Eat high-calorie food and bring some with you when climbing.
4. Bring mineral water with you. Do not drink too much when thirsty; just sip it to keep your mouth wet.
5. It is windy in the mountain and especially humid in summer, so prepare some warm clothes (even in summer).
6. Sometimes it rains on the mountain, so take along a plastic raincoat.
7. Bring an electric torch when climbing at night.
While all necessary supplies can be bought at the foot of mountain, it is a better choice to prepare them yourself before coming to the    
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