Hua Shan

  • Hua Shan: Hua Shan - Steep Path from North Peak  - © flickr- tefl Search
  • Hua Shan: Chess Pavilion, Hua Shan  - © flickr user- strudelt
  • Hua Shan: © flickr user- Bill Tyne
  • Hua Shan: © flickr user- discopalace
  • Hua Shan: © flickr user- discopalace
  • Hua Shan: Good luck  - © flickr user- Gerben van Heijningen
  • Hua Shan: Hua Shan - West Peak - © flickr- tefl Search
  • Hua Shan: Hua Shan Mountain  - © flickr user- Ewan Cross
  • Hua Shan: Temple on Hua Shan Mountain  - © flickr user- Frank Kehren
  • Hua Shan: The famous Cliffside Plank Path  - © flickr user- Aaron Feen
  • Hua Shan: The Guard Rail, Hua Shan  - © flickr user- Ben Ashmole
  • Hua Shan: Mount Hau Shan  - © flickr user- Marina & Enrique

Key information: Hua Shan

  • One of China's five sacred Taoist mountains, a spectacular mass of granite soaring above the hazy plains of Shaanxi province.
  • A long, tough slog on ancient steps up long slopes of bare rock (can be avoided by cable car), then along a dizzy spine of the mountain to its many peaked crown.
  • Ancient temples and pagodas, pines clinging to cliff faces, but plenty of other visitors.
     

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest14
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points8
  • Total rating85
  • Note: Neg: crowding in places.

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Day or less
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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Hua Shan: The famous Cliffside Plank Path  - © flickr user- Aaron Feen
Hua Shan: Good luck  - © flickr user- Gerben van Heijningen
Hua Shan: Chess Pavilion, Hua Shan  - © flickr user- strudelt

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Hua Shan: Hua Shan Mountain  - © flickr user- Ewan Cross...
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