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Mt. Song

Northwest of the county, Dengfeng 452470, China
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Mt Song

You can trek up Mount Song if you are very fit, otherwise you can get to top via cable at a cost of... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Mark S
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Beautiful mountain with lots to see.

There are many paths and stairs to hike up this wonderful mountain as well as 2 cable cars... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Stacia R
Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

You can trek up Mount Song if you are very fit, otherwise you can get to top via cable at a cost of ¥100 per trip. The view up the top is not that fantastic. Not worth sending the money to get to the top...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 20 October 2016

There are many paths and stairs to hike up this wonderful mountain as well as 2 cable cars (50-80RMB) to get to the top. After visiting Shaolin, you can hike up to the Dharma Cave or one of the other peaks. Very nice day out.

1  Thank Stacia R
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I preferred this to visiting the temple, the cable car was a good way up (and down) there are enough steps on the hike without needing do the ones up and down. The plank way walk has some great scenery although the temple at the...More

1  Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Mt. Song was a great place to visit. I was able to visit during a trip to Shaolin Temple in August 2016. I highly recommend it.

1  Thank belles_db
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is absolutely beautiful scenery, with some really fascinating rock formations on the way and is great for those who enjoy a hike. General information: Mount Song (嵩山, songshan), is within the Shaolin Temple scenic area, entry for which costs 100 RMB. If you go...More

9  Thank mattodowd
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Hiking and meditation combined. It took 7hours to make 15km hiking in SongShan path. I really loved monasteries! Choose your favorite and meditate

1  Thank Ponuponas
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Take the cable car to the half way stage and then walk for hours along the edge of the mountain. Amazing scenery and breath taking views. You can walk all the way down if you can arrange for someone to pick you up at a...More

1  Thank kadcfc
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Really nice cable cars,view is amazing would recommend also hiking it's a great experience surrounded by amazing nature

1  Thank Giovanni P
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

One of the best thing you can do after visiting shaolin temple is to visit Song Mountain. It is not a very high mountain, but the view is fantastic.

Thank Lei Y
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We visited the mountains in april and the weather was great. We took the cable car on both ways up and down, because we only had half of the afternoon to visit. If you want to see the cliffs and the plankway, take the new...More

2  Thank Anna J
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Venkat R
If I take the cable car up to the mountain, how much time it would take to come down if I decide to walk downwards. Where is dharma cave located - is it in the same stop where cable car leaves us?
3 May 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
It would take a couple of hours to get down from the cable car dropoff. From the cable point you can hike to Sanhuangzai. Dharma cave is one of the peak at Mt.Song.
Sam B
Hi. My wife and I hope to climb the five great mountains in China. Last week we climbed Taishan in Shandong. I'm 62 and it took us almost 5 hours, which I heard is about average. Song shan is also on our list to cliimb. Here are a few questions I have about Song Shan and I would be obliged to anyone who could give me further information. Thanks in advance for your help! 1. Approximately how long does it take to climb Song shan? Mattodowd in his review said it took him 4 hours. 2. What is the change in elevation of the climb? 3. What city or town is close to the starting point for the climb up Song shan? Luoyang? 4. Mattodowd in his review mentions there is a cable car from the top back to the bottom that costs 80 yuan. When does it stop running? 5. The admission ticket to climb Song shan is 100 RMB? Thank you for your information!
3 October 2016|
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Response from mattodowd | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sam, sorry I can't answer all your questions but the nearest town to Song Shan is Dengfeng (about a 20 min taxi ride away). Luoyang and Zhengzhou are bigger cities nearby, it takes about 1.5 hours to get there from both... More
Renato Y
how do I go there from zhengzhou?
6 September 2016|
Response from Ponuponas | Reviewed this property |
Many ways - bus, train, taxi, all depends on your pocket