Photographs of Mt Huashan (China) to inspire you to visit
Do you know that the whole reason I travelled to China, and in particular Mt Huashan, was because of the 2010 remake of the Karate Kid movie? I loved the scenery in the movie and set to work researching film locations. Mt Huashan was only used in the movie briefly, however it turned out to be so much more amazing in person.
Mt Huashan is well known for its Taoist temples and five peaks of East, South, West, North (Cloud Terrace Peak) and Middle Peak (Jade Lady Peak). There are some dangerous sections on this hike, however they were closed due to snow when I visited. Check out another post I did on Mt Huashan here questioning whether it really deserves the title of world’s most dangerous hike.
It feels fairly safe as there are guard rails to the side and sturdy ground underfoot to walk on. There are chains to pull yourself up in spots however as long as you can physically do this, it feels quite safe. If you don’t have the capacity for hiking, take the cable car up to North Peak for some great views.
Mt Huashan is surprisingly easy to get to with a 30 – 40 minute bullet train ride from Xian. If you are into serious hiking, it’s worth doing a bit more research. Apparently sunset and sunrise are spectacular from certain peaks and you can stay on the mountains in basic accommodation. The only reasons I didn’t do this is because of time constraints.
Below are photos taken on Mt Huashan in the cold of January. I would love to see what it looks like in another season!
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