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Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
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Reviewed 6 April 2021 via mobile

We arrived at the cable car station at about 9:30 and waited until about 10am to get on the cable car. We didn’t realise there were different tickets available for routes going up and down (only realised this when coming down). We got to the top after a 30 minute cable car ride and walked on the east line. I would suggest walking the west route so that you can do the glass walkway on the west side. The weather got progressively worse abs by the end of our route we could hardly see a thing. The views first thing were amazing and the glass walkways were brilliant. Not much options for food going around so take snacks. When we got back to the top of the cable car they told us we didn’t have the right ticket and needed to go to the tainted cave and go down that way. We didn’t want to do this as we had seen the cave and were tired and wet by this point. They finally allowed us back down the cable car but it took some effort. My suggestion-walk west route and finish by going down to the cave.

Date of experience: April 2021
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Reviewed 23 March 2021 via mobile

Really nice park to spend some hours walking around on the platform at the top. Easy walks, we especially enjoyed the cliffside walks. The cable car is also worth the ride. When we were there it was not possible to take the bus down, only the cablecar which turned out to be a good alternative. The stairway to the cave was closed which was a bit of a bummer. Would recommend staying at the Hilton Hamptons which is just across the cable car and relatively new.

Date of experience: March 2021
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Reviewed 11 November 2020 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed climbing the steps to the gate, we got there around 09:00, was relatively quiet, and the light was coming through the gate just right as we were ascending the steps. If you don’t want to climb the staircase, there are escalators available.

The plateau above is great to walk around and takes approximately 3 hours to get round, and include a visit to the temple complex.

Please note the cable car from town is not currently operational, we were advised repairs were ongoing into next year. But replacement buses are available.

Date of experience: November 2020
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Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

The only important tip is to figure the most efficient root so that you can save your energy and time. I took the longest cable ride in the world to the top, and the stairs down, (you can either use the escalator or just climb down). Since it was not too crowded when I visited, I was able to spend much time on the mountain and just relax. It’s a must see for every tourist!

Date of experience: August 2020
1  Thank Vendrunad
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Reviewed 24 July 2020 via mobile

To visit the mountain you can take cable car or a bus up a road with many tight turns. We would recommend taking line A cable car but the other routes look interesting as well.

With line A you get to the summit and work your way down and the total cost is 275 yuan. Once you get to the top you can get to the highest point on Tianmen mountain and have views of the temple, the steep cliffs, the city and the lakes and trees below. We spent 3 hours walking around the west and east sides at the top, went over one glass walkway (cost is 5 yuan pp), visited the temple and had many drink vending machines and convenience stores. We took a break in the temple area and had some dumplings which was the halfway point. The east side is nice and offers views of Tianmen Cave from both sides. The escalator from the top to Tianmen Cave is on the east side so it made sense to go west first then to the east. We skipped the chairlift in the middle because it didn't make sense to take it (cost is 25 yuan).

The escalator is a long system and takes about 15 minutes. We spent about 15 minutes in the cave area then walked down the stairway to heaven. This took us around 20 minutes to descend and our legs felt like jelly when we got down. The square at the bottom offers good views of the stairway, waterfall and Tianmen Cave. We spent 20 minutes on the square taking pictures and checking out shops then spent another 15 minutes walking to the Transmountain Cable Car to get down. The cable cars at the lower station are very large so do not expect to wait long. The cable car on the way down went over where the fox fairy show stage and then we took a ten minute walk to get to the bus. There are many buses so the lineup went quick as well and then it took 10 minutes to get back to the cable car station in the city.

Line A was very worth it but if you are looking for a fairly challenging stairway you can go to the Transmountain Cable Car route. Please note that there is hourly admittal periods for the cable car and if they sell out of a line you have to take another cable car route. We arrived here at 8:30 and were admitted to the station at 9:00 am and boarded our cable car at 9:15 am. We lucked out in July 2020 and had a great time with an easy hike!

Date of experience: July 2020
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