The high speed train to Huashan stops at the Huashan north station.
Some statues playing Chinese musical instruments outside the station.
The visitor center of Huashan. The entrance to Huashan is RMB220 (about CAD37) per person.
There is a 3D miniature landscape of Huashan under glass display where we can walk on in the visitor center.
It was a pretty misty day, more so in the mountain. We explore the surroundings a bit before boarding the cable car up Huashan.
A rock carving which commemorates eight warriors at the foot of Huashan.
Well, if you are adventurous and fit enough, these are the steps leading to the strenuous climb up the mountain.
We took the cable car up instead. The cable car ride is RMB150 (CAD25) per person.
View from the cable car.
You can see the covered stairways snaking up the mountain.
View of passing cable cars and the steep mountain face.
Finally we were above the clouds.
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Coincidentally, I read about this mountain in the papers yesterday. It is a week long public holiday this week in China and there were a lot of people at Huashan. It got so packed that many people were stranded at the top until early morning the next day because the cable car could not get everyone down. They had to send something like 200 policemen up to control the crowd. I can imagine how rowdy people will get unprepared to spend a cold night up in the mountain. LOL!
Which paper was this? Is there an online version?
Or would you be able to email me a scanned version?
I would love to share this article with a few friends.
Here it is: http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-10/05/content_15797442.htm
Wow. We had heard the crowding at the Huashan gondola could become unbearable during holidays, but this is even more than I had imagined.
I was startled by the CAD$37 entrance fee (not including the separate CAD$25 gondola fee) that your post mentions for the mountain area… Although with this level of popularity I can see why the area management has perhaps been tempted to charge as much as the market will bear.
After reading the article, it’s interesting to see how micro-blogging sites like weibo can exert an unexpected influence by enabling easy sharing of seemingly mundane information.
Good challenge to walk up on foot. I climbed Emai Shan in Shechuan, Had to overnight in mid mountain at the big monastery.