Misty Mountain Hop
Qingcheng Shan Travel Blog› entry 6 of 21 › view all entries
April 27th, 2008 – by: Riz7
In the end we agreed to head for Qingcheng Shan, so leaving non-essentials with Sam's girls we head off to the north bus station in Chengdu to catch the bus to Dujiangyan. Two bus journeys and 3 hours later we are at Qingcheng Shan "back mountain" (this must sound better in Chinese than English).
Based on my research I was a little worried whether we might find anywhere to stay here, so was pleased when we were approached by women trying to solicit our interest in taking a room for the night.
In the evening the guest house woman cooks us a surprisingly good meal, based entirely on Phil and Julie pointing to certain food items in her kitchen.
The next day we walk to the temple at the top of the mountain. About 10 minutes walk from our accommodation we reach the "town" where we find plenty of restaurants, a few hotels and masses of souvenier shops. If only we'd known about this before , where was this on our map?
The walk is good but not quite hiking, at least as I know it. The path is paved all the way to the top and because it is Sunday it is busy with locals on day excursions. Nevertheless it makes for a very enjoyable day and the walk back down through a narrow gorge is particularly scenic.
The weather is good and though it threatens, the view never materialised through the haze.
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