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Mount Tai

Hongmen Road, Taishan District, Tai'an 271000, China
+86 538 621 5013
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A symbol of the Chinese Spirit and the royal object of worship, Mount Tai has many spectacular scenic and historic sites.
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Hongmen Road, Taishan District, Tai'an 271000, China
+86 538 621 5013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt Tai is the sacred mountain of China...you walk in the footsteps of every emperor for the last 2,300 years. It is where Confucius taught. His poem and the rock he sat on are at the beginning of your journey. It is a very long...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I visited Mount Tai in the morning in August 2017 with my family. The hotel is in the urban area in Jinan, and it is so expensive to ride a train to go to Tai’an and we lined up for an hour for our tickets...More

Thank Timothy K
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A good walk to the top of the mountain. We wanted to walk up and get the cable car down. However, there was a blizzard so had to walk back down which can be a bit hard on the knees. But good place to see.

Thank teargas
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I m not many people know that Chinese have 5 sacred mountains and Tai is the most sacred among them. Emperors and leaders came bearing gifts during new year for the mountain spirit to bless them. The person known in todays times is President of...More

Thank hopeful1951
Reviewed 28 September 2017

it is not the most scenic hike, if compared with Huashan, for instance. The first part is boring, even (only trees and asphalt path). it gets more interesting from the cable car onwards. can be quite crowded.

1  Thank Ana L
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We started at Red Palace Gate and walked to the top on the central (main) route. Be warned, it is a strenuous climb, especially on a very hot day. We went on a Wednesday, setting off at about 9 am. It wasn't too busy but...More

3  Thank HappyFamily0f3
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I expected a nice strenuous rewarding hike up a mountain. Instead, every step is crowded by tourists, making the whole experience feel rather frustrating. If the weather is right, you do get some nice views on the surrounding mountains/hills, but Mount Tai itself is too...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

History sometimes circumnavigates beauty and when in Shandong the locals all see Taishan as the mountain and it is also on the money so they must be right。 Right? No, this is China there are so many amazing mountains both higher and more spectacular than...More

Thank Poe W
Reviewed 21 July 2017

wear trainers, bring plenty of water & snacks, although you can buy them at various stalls along the way. Crowds weren't too bad in late June but still busy. Lots of people young & old, carrying walking sticks, not necessary, just something else to carry.

Thank yeemai
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Mount Tai is often regarded as the foremost of the Five Great Mountains of China. Although there are stone steps, climbing from the bottom (Red Gate) to the top (Jade Emperor Peak) may be too challenging a task for most tourists. The best strategy is...More

Thank Sara S
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Angela S
27 September 2017|
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Response from Prasey M | Reviewed this property |
There is always construction going on for new roads or facilities. Nevertheless you can still climb the mountain.
Hannah G
16 June 2017|
Response from andr_mo | Reviewed this property |
yes possible. i don't think camping is permitted but there are many travellers' lodge to stay, it is better to stay in will room in case weather gets bad.
Amy W
26 October 2016|
Response from sunjoe075 | Reviewed this property |
yes. people do it all the time. if you don't plan to watch sun raise, you can plan a day trip. going up and down the same day. top of the mountain should not be too crowded in december. you should be able to find lodging on... More