Mount Huashan hike – Plank walk

Mount Huashan hike – Plank walk

The Mount Huashan hike known by some in China as the world’s most dangerous hike.

An especially exciting stretch of trail in one of China's 5 sacred mountain ranges- Hua Shan.

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Mount Huashan hike – Plank walk

Mount Hua  is a mountain located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) east of Xi’an. It is the western mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China, and has a long history of religious significance.

The route up the mountain has been named as one of the most dangerous hikes in the world.

As tourism has boomed and the mountain’s accessibility vastly improved with the installation of the cable car in the 1990s, visitor numbers have surged. The many exposed, narrow pathways with precipitous drops gave the mountain a deserved reputation for danger, although safety measures — such as cutting deeper pathways, building up stone steps and wider paths, and adding railings — have to some extent mitigated the danger

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