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Challenge Yourself with Precipitous Cliff Paths in China

Want to see picturesque natural landscapes with cliffs? The six cliff paths below can make your wish come true. These cliff paths were built along the faces of cliffs; some sections are simply chains and several holes in the cliff (for footholds). Walking these paths, you can appreciate broad vistas of natural landscape, see "hanging" coffins and other wonders, and challenge yourself at the same time. If you are a challenge-seeker and want to challenge yourself with some precipitous cliffs along your China tours, the following cliff paths are kindly recommended here.

Cliff Path on Maiji Mountain: Buddhist Sculptures in Grottoes

Maiji Mountain is not high: only 142 meters. The southwest face of Maiji Mountain is a steep cliff, and grottoes with hundreds of Buddhist sculptures were cut into the cliff. Some of these grottos are only 20 meters above ground, and some are 80 meters above ground. All these grottoes are connected by cliff paths. When you are conquering the cliff path on Maiji Mountain along your China travel, you would be overwhelmed by its steepness.

Grottoes: The choice of such a steep cliff demonstrates devoutness in worshiping Buddha. The Maijishan Grottoes are one of China's four Buddhist grottoes, and the other three are: the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, the Yungang Grottoes in Datong, and the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang.

Gansu Province is not a very popular tourist destination, a must-pass for Silk Road tours, though it has several world-class attractions, such as: Bingling Thousand Buddha Cave in Lanzhou (the capital of Gansu Province, 348 kilometers from Tianshui), and the Mogao Grottoes, Echoing Sand Mountain, Yardang National Park, and Crescent Spring in Dunhuang (1,481 kilometers from Tianshui City).

Path on Sanqing Mount: Scenic Area, Near the Yellow Mountains

Sanqing Mount Scenic Spot Area consists of 10 scenic spots, and the most famous four are: Sanqing Palace, Yujing Peak, the West Seashore (not a seascape), and Nanqing Garden.Mount Sanqing is not far from the Yellow Mountains, and has scenery similar to the Yellow Mountains, which makes these two twin scenic attractions. The reason why Mount Sanqing is not very popular, is because its magnificence is overshadowed by the Yellow Mountains, a must-visit for affordable China tours to Huangshan.

Mount Sanqing is always covered with fog and mist, which makes it more mystical. Climbing mountains might be a tiring, but the cliff path at the West Seashore (altitude 1,600 meters, and 4 kilometers long) links several mountains together, which makes the trip more leisurely. Cableways go up from the east entrance and south entrance.

Another two Jiangxi attractions are quite near Mount Sanqing: Jingde Town (the renowned porcelain capital) and Wuyuan Village (a picturesque village especially in spring when the yellow rape flowers bloom).

When it comes to China trip, different people have different preference. To the scenery-seekers, Yangtze River cruises would be seductive to them, while to the challenge-seekers, the above cliffs would be more luring to them.

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