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Guilin Laozhai Mountain

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Address: Guilin Laozhai Mountain, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906, China
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steep, great views

The stairs to the top are very steep. the chinese waste no time making switchbacks! the views were excellent. a fair bit of trash along the trailside was a disappointment but not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2014
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Managua, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

The stairs to the top are very steep. the chinese waste no time making switchbacks! the views were excellent. a fair bit of trash along the trailside was a disappointment but not unexpected based on our experiences.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Steep climbing but what a reward! I went late in the afternoon for sunset views and had it all just for myself. Just wish people would take their garbage home though...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Great view up at the top. As other reviewers say, I definitely suggest climbing up to the antenna to the full view. The hike should take you somewhere between 25-35 min at a moderate pace. Bring a flashlight if you go to see the sunset, because the path isn't light and the steps are rather steep. If you're coming from... More 

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Dalian, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

After a 30-35 minute climb up a sometimes challenging and steep set of stairs (plus a ladder), we arrived at the pavilion at the top. What a breath taking view of the valley/river below. The climb is well worth the reward of the amazing vista. WARNING: This climb can be rather difficult on the body so if you have lingering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Not far away from the town, and it only costs 30 minutes to climb, it is steep somewhere but full of fun. The rock steps are made by a Japanese tourist who settled down and ran a hostel at foot of the mountain . Nice place to see sunset on top of it, not spectacular as Tai mountain and Huang... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

From This Old Place Hostel in Xingping you need to walk towards the water a little bit and then walk through a white circular archway to the left, from there just follow the signs up to the top. It takes about 30mins and gets rather steep and tiring, including a ladder towards the top but it is entirely worth it!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

It's a toughish climb but worth every breath. The views over the Lijiang (River Li) and the surrounding Karst mountains are breathtaking. You look across to the area of mountains depicted on the 20 rmb note. Many people go for the sunset, but as the sun goes behind other mountains, it is not as colourful a sunset as by the... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

A tall hill in Xing Ping village, between Guilin and Yangshuo. After climbing around 900 (!) steps, you reach the top. From here you can see magnificent views of the Li river, with the cute, green, peaky hills all over the area. Simply beautiful. Tips: - the climb is steepy and exhausting, even for a young and fit person. -... More 

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Panzhihua, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Pity about the pylon on the top but didn't distract from the view. Scramble over the rocks past it and look out from there and you'll get nearly a 360 degree view. The climb up is a bit sketchy at times but that adds to the fun, wear some good shoes.

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malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

The people in Xing Ping is helpful and the food is delicious. At the nearby Li River, we took a ride with the raft. It is so enchanting and pleasant. On top of all, the real painting at the wall of the mountain is so much better than the photos taken or the painting drawn.

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