Huashan Travel Guide

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Huashan Things to Do

  • La Cresta del Dragón Verde/ Green Dragon...

    La Cresta del Dragón Verde es un paso espectacular que une el Pico Norte con el resto de los Picos.Es un paso estrecho de unos 60cm de ancho que sube unas empinadas escaleras con acantilados a ambos lados y tan sólo las cadenas de los pasamanos para agarrarse , sobre todo cuando te cruzas con alguien .Tienes suerte cuando hay niebla por debajo de...

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  • Los Cinco Picos / The Five Peaks

    Una vez que llegas al Pico Norte ( 1.600m ), dependiendo de tus facultades físicas puedes visitar los otros cuatro, tres que tienen el nombre de los restantes puntos cardinales y el Pico Central o de la Doncella de Jade El Pico del Sur es el más alto (2.160m) , pero en todos ellos las vistas son espectaculares Once you reach the North Peak (...

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  • Centro de visitas / Visitors center

    El centro de visitas es un moderno edificio de dos plantas , , puedes sacar los billetes y descansar un poco antes de ir hacia la montaña Antes de ir a Huashan fuimos al Centro de visitas que es un moderno edificio de dos plantas , donde te pueden dar la infomación que necesites pues hablan algo de inglés y allí es donde organizamos y "pagamos" las...

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Huashan Restaurants

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    by bhemak Written Oct 5, 2004

    The food stops on the mountain have a limited food and it is expensive. But, just think do you want to pay to much for instant noodles or do you want to haul it up and down a mountain and get it a little cheaper.

    Items generally got more expensive as you moved up the mountain.

    Mountain vendors at night
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Huashan Transportation

  • GETTING TO HUASHAN

    Getting to Huashan is very easy...I took a 2-hour train ride from Xian to Huashan town for only 20 RMB...Once in the station I took a taxi to the Huashan Visitor Center to buy the entrance ticket. I paid 30 RMB for the taxi and 100 RMB for the entrance fee.From there a bus to the cable car costed 40 RMB and the cable car costed 150 RMB,,..There are...

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  • (Dis)Organized Bus Tour to Hua Shan

    We know there is a tourist bus that takes you from Xi'an Train Station to Hua Shan (or thereabouts), but since we didn't have time to find the bus, we decided to join one of those Chinese bus tours in the brochures we picked up from the airport. The tour costs 270 RMB and includes hotel pick up, return bus transportation, admission fees, and cable...

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  • Andando o teleferico / Cable car or...

    Los chinos no conciven las montañas sin escalones y para subir los 2.200 m de Hua Shan hay unos 5.000 escalones , algunos de ellos tallados directamente en la piedra , con pendientes de más de 60 grados , con una especie de camino colgante y con unos pasamanos hechos con cadenas .La subida tiene cierto peligro y se pueden tardar cuatro o cinco...

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Huashan Local Customs

  • Hua Shan Sword Fight

    Not sure if this counts as local customs. When I visited Hua Shan last August, there were quite a few vendors selling toy swords to tourists. Once in a while, you may see tourists posing with the sword on the North Peak. This is probably based on a series of Wu Xia (Martial Arts) novels written by Louis Cha (aka Jin Yong) that are widely popular...

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  • Candado / Padlock

    Las cadenas junto a los senderos en la parte superior de los picos , están decoradas con miles de lazos rojos y candados , porque las parejas que desean un amor duradero (o buena suerte) atan una cinta roja en un candado con su nombre grabado en él y luego lo cierran para siempre como su amorThe chains alongside the paths were decorated near the...

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Huashan Warnings and Dangers

  • Camino difícil / Hard Treck

    Los caminos no son fáciles para subir ni para bajar , e incluso pueden ser peligrososNosotros no nos metimos en las zonas realmente difíciles en las que hay caminos colgantes de madera y que hay que sujetarse a una cadena que está anclada en las rocas pero si vimos y anduvimos por algunas de sus escaleras que hay que ir por ellas con mucha...

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  • Caminar o ver / Walk or look

    Es peligroso estar distraido cuando paseas por las montañas , por eso los caminos están llenos de letreros que dicen : "No pasees cuando mires y no mires cuando pasees "It is dangerous to be absentminded when you walk in the mountains, so the paths are full of signs that say: "No walking when watching and no watching when walking "

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Huashan Tourist Traps

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    by elpariente Written Apr 1, 2008

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    Tomamos un taxi de la estación de tren a la sala de recepción de Hua Shan.
    El conductor de taxi no hablaba Inglés, pero tenía un amigo que ...
    Tardamos más de el doble de tiempo en llegar a nuestro destino, ya que el taxista conducía muy muy lento, para tener tiempo de localizar por teléfono a su amigo. Cuando se puso en contacto con nosotros, trató de cambiar nuestros planes y llevarnos a un Hotel en el valle y no en la montaña como nosotros queríamos . Insistió con tres o cuatro llamadas de teléfono, tuvimos que amenazarle con llamar a la policía y por fin nos dejó tranquilos
    Si no tienes una idea clara de dónde ir, esta gente puede ser útil, pero si sabes lo que quieres esta gente son unos pesados
    Taxi desde la estación de tren a Salón de Recepción: 20 Yuan

    We took a taxi from the train station to the Hua Shan Reception Hall .
    The Taxi driver didn´t speak English , but he had a friend ...
    It took us more than the double of time to reach our destination , as he was driving very very slow in order to give time to reach by phone to his friend . When he was in contact with us , he tried to change our minds to get a Hotel down in the valley and not in the mountain . He insisted with three or four phone calls , we ought to say him that we were contacting the police and this was the end
    If you do not have a clear idea of where you want to go , this people may be useful , but if you know want you want these people is very unpleasant
    Taxi from train station to Reception Hall : 20 Yuan

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Huashan What to Pack

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    by bhemak Written Oct 5, 2004

    Luggage and bags: Best would be nothing but a wallet, this may be more pricey, but it saves your back and legs from extra work. If you must, bring food in a comfortable bag.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Layers. I went in October with out a jacket (but with three shirts) and was okay. When your moving you're warm. I was only cold when waiting for sunrise. You can buy disposable 1 Yuan gloves in the village at the base.

    Photo Equipment: Yes, any camera would be good.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You can't camp, most just rest on steps somewhere, only a few go to a guest house for the night. No reason to bring camping equipment.

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    • Hiking and Walking
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