Situated in Huayin City, Mount Huashan is 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Xi’an. It is famous for natural vista of steep and narrow paths, precipitous crags and a high mountain range. Its five peaks are the representative attractions and each has its distinctive charms: East Peak is the best place to enjoy the sunrise; South Peak has the highest altitude; West Peak is the most elegant; North Peak is famous as the Cloud Terrace Peak and Middle Peak is also called Jade Lady Peak.
The Mount Huashan is also home to several influential Taoist temples including Xiyue temple and Jade Sping Temple where many emperors of past dynasties took part in Taoist activities and sacrificed to the god of mountain, making it a holy land of Taoism. At its foot, are the representatives of its Taoist elements.
Mar. – Nov.: CNY 160;
Dec. – Feb.: CNY 100
1. It includes the main peaks scenic area, Jade Spring Temple, Xianyu Scenic Area and Xiyue Temple.
2. The ticket is valid for two days.
The mountain is open all day.
Xiyue Temple: 09:00 – 17:30
Jade Spring Temple: 09:00 – 19:00
How to get to Mount Huashan
– How to go from Xi’an to Huashan
1. Getting there via high speed train, is extremely quick and easy which is why it is now the most popular form of transport to get there.There are high speed trains running from Xi’an North Railway Station to Huashan North Station, taking 30 – 40 minutes. After arrival, take the free Minibus Huayin 1/ Huayin 2 in green outside the station to Shengtai Guangchang, which is also the tourist center.
2. Take metro line 1 to Fangzhicheng, after you leave from the station, you will see Fangzhicheng Bus Station. Take a bus to Huashan. The bus runs between 07:45 and 19:30. It costs CNY 37.5 and a single trip takes about 2 hours.
3. Take a regular tourist bus from the east square of Xi’an Railway Station to the Jade Spring Temple at the foot of the Huashan Mountain. It operates between 06:30 and 19:00. The one-way ticket costs CNY 39.5 and round-trip ticket costs CNY 66.5. A single trip takes 1.5 hours or so.
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Note: Tourism Bus Line 1 from the east square of Xi’an Railway Station to Mt. Huashan is out of service at present.
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