Taibai Mountain National Forest Park
Taibai means 'too white' in Chinese, used here to describe the color of the mountain. Because of the cold climate in the mountain, thick layers of ice have always been covering its summits all the year round. Endowed with prosperous forest resources, rich animal species, odd mountainous physiognomy together with its profound historical scenes, Taibai Mountain National Forest Park has attracted countless visitors from home and abroad.
Titled as the 'Asian Natural Botanical Garden' and the 'Natural Zoo of China', the forest park has more than 1,850 kinds of seed plants and over 1,690 kinds of insects and animals, including more than 230 kinds of birds and over 40 kinds of beasts. Among them are some rare animal species, such as pandas and golden monkeys. Thanks to this natural advantage, the park is also considered to be an inartificial gene warehouse of natural species.
Lively Mountainous Scenery & Wonderful Hot Spring
Profound Historical Sights
Taibai Mountain National Forest Park is a fantastic place for visitors to find relaxation and refreshment. With respect to its climate, it is better to travel here in July and August, but do not forget to bring a cotton coat and rain gear. Traveling by ropeway (with a length of 1.1 km (0.68 mile)) gives visitors the chance to appreciate the marvelous spectacle of glacier relics and sea of clouds.
How to Get to & Travel Around Taibai Mountain
1. From Xi'an:
Take a tour bus to Taibai Mountain at Xi'an Bus Station close to Xi'an Railway Station. Buses depart at 08:00-18:00 and return at 08:30-18:00. The bus fare is about CNY 37.5 per person.
Take a regular bus to Meixian County at Xi'an West Bus Station. The bus fare is about CNY 37 per person. Then transfer to bus No. 203 to arrive, which costs about CNY 4 per person.
Xi'an Bus /Metro Search
2. From Baoji:
Take a tour bus to Mount Taibai at Baoji West Bus Station. The bus fare is about CNY 29 per person.
Take a regular bus (every 30 mins) to Meixian County at Baoji Passenger Station. The bus fare is about CNY 23 per person. Then transfer to bus No. 203 to arrive.
Visitors can travel around by shuttle bus between Tangyukou and Xiabansi.
|Admission Fee|| |
March-November: CNY 90
|Tianxia Ropeway||CNY 130 (single uphill trip); CNY 100 (single downhill trip)|
|Fuyunge Ropeway||CNY 90 (round-trip); CNY 50 (one way)|
|Shuttle Bus||CNY 60 (round-trip)|
|Opening Hours||March-November: 07:30-16:00 |
December-next February: 08:00-16:00
2. I wish to back to Xi'an in the same day of my travel, do i need a buy a return ticket or is that possible to buy tickets from there?
3. In general what about the duration of the climb with help of Rope ways.
4. Any idea about Tianxia Ropeway , Fuyunge Ropeway?
5. Any idea about Shuttle Bus - CNY 60 (round-trip) ??
At least 5h is needed for the trip at the mountain including the shuttle bus. And you can use either rope way. CNY60 is for round trip indeed.
it seems you have been there.That is great.
as you mentioned the last bus is at 18.30 from Taibai to Xi'an.
I dont have a idea about two rope ways and what it is.Is that similar to cable car?
If I select the rope way do i need to take the shuttle bus?
1.what is rope way? is it like the cable car? how long will it take to reach the peak?
2.what is strop? like you will walk the trail of the mountain? how long will it take to reach the peak?
3. is it possible to do camping? we would like to bring tent and stuff to stay for overnight and descend the next morning.
4. can watch the sunrise?
5. any bus that go direct to taibai from weinan linwei? if there is, which bus line?
For the strop, I am not very clear what it exact is.
Camping is available on the mountain, but you need to prepare thick coats and necessary stuff. You can see the sunrise if it is a sunny day. So you are suggested to watch the weather forecast in advance.
There is no direct bus, but I think you can catch a train from Weinan to Baoji and then hire a local car to reach Tangyu, Meixian County. Then you can start your journey. If possible, you are suggested to book a Baoji car in advance.
or just pay one? more info also about the camp site at the peak, any pictures of campers?
i am a little confused on how many buses should we take to reach taibai shan from xian?
enlightened me with this, we just need to choose from three options to travel going to taibai shan right? which are:
A.TOUR BUS NO.2 FROM XIAN RAILWAY STATION EAST SQUARE TO TAIBAI MOUNTAIN DIRECTLY. COST(22RMB) via Famen Temple departs 8am arrives 5pm back in Xi'an.
Question:this bus only departs at 8am??? so once a day?
Question:how long to reach the destination?
B.Regular Bus to Mexian County or Baoji at Xi'an West Coach Station. with transfer bus at TangYu. COST (23RMB).
Question:this bus have no specific time of depature and arrival???
Question:how often does this bus travel back and forth xian?
Question:how long to reach the destination?
thank you very much
C.Take bus to TangYu at the Coach Station of Xi'an Railway Station. departs at 3pm in the afternoon. COST(13RMB).
Question: this bus departs once a day?
Question: and what's the schedule of return to xian?
Question: how long to reach the destination?
The buses to Baoji or Mexian County and back to Xi'an leave with interval around 15 to 20 minutes without fixed schedule. The exact traveling time is hard to tell, because you need to transfer several times during the process. As I know, the buses to Baoji costs around two hours. From Baoji to Meixian, it takes round 40 minutes. The buses from Meixian to Tangyu costs around 30 to 40 minutes.
I did not try the third method, so I cannot tell you some information about it. Sorry for that.
so we need to take three buses to reach tangyu where the start of the journey to taibai shan begin?
like bus from XIAN going to BAOJI 2hrs, then BAOJI to MEIXIAN COUNTY 40mins, then MEIXIAN COUNTY to TANGYU 40mins? so its around 3hrs and 30mins?
so each bus have different fare? do you have any idea about it? how much does each bus costs?
my chinese is not very good so might also help if there's a chinese translation of the bus station and coach stations?
CAMPING with tent is free or we need to pay something?
do you think we can reach taibai mountain and ride the cable car up to the peak and reach the camping site if we will leave at 2pm in Xi'an?
please bear with me. we are travelling next week tuesday afternoon.
thank you so much
From Xi'an West Bus Station, there are frequent buses to Meixian County with duration no more than 2 hours and fare around 37RMB per person. The bus will reach Meixian Bus Station (眉县汽车站) and it is just in the same station, you can find the buses for Tangyu (汤峪). This method saves time.
The buses from Meixian County to Tangyu is less than 10RMB per person, but I am sorry that I forget the exact price.
Following the method I give you, I think you can reach the camping site before dark. You do not need to pay for camping after you purchase the entrance ticket.
Hope it helps ~
thanks for the info. its a relief coz i am afraid we might get lost along the way to the camping site.
add on queries:
1.where is the location of the xian west bus station?
2.is there a specific trail or way going to the campsite?
thank you very very much...
2. There is no specific campsite, let alone ways to get there. Just hike onto the mountain to find proper place to put up your tent or something for camping.
its 160y to get into the park (100y admission and 60y for the return bus ticket...) if your idea of being somewhere natural is sitting on a bus for 2 hours with occasional stops at waterfalls and toilets followed by an hour hiking up wooden steps (or a 50y cable car ride and a 15 min hike) then go there... the scenery is stunningly beautiful,and the hut where i stayed is a great place to watch the sunrise (it will be a good sunset watching spot too once they finish building tje viewing platform) but if you want to be somewhere wild and natural, and really "hike" and actually see the places the people who promote the park recommend (they are all above the 3400m mark), i would not recommend it.
Is there anywhere to stay near Taibai - hotel, guesthouse etc ?
Where can a guide be obtained and how long does it take to get to the summit 3700m ?
You can find hostel on the mountain, so please do not worry.
It may be hard for you to get an English tour guide at the attraction, so it is suggested to join a tour in Xi'an, so that you can travel to Taibai without any concern.
To reach the summit, at least you need about 4 to 5 hours.
there is accomodation above this, in small temples but foreigners are not allowed to go there. chinese people can also wild camp on the mountain.
you dont really need a guide, as the path is clearly marked, but maybe if you have a guide you will be able to go to the top of the mountain, as if you are a foreigner travelling alone you are not allowed to go above 3400m. apparently people have been allowed to in the past but on the 2 days that i visited the people manning the checkpoint refused to let me go past and said that foreigners have never been allowed to go there... one of them even said "its a chinese mountain for chinese people..."
i came back to xi an feeling disappointed and someone said i would have been better going to mt tiantai in baoji or to the red river valley instead. i dont have time to go there but maybe they are worth looking at instead.
It said that Jiangziya (a famous politician) in Western Zhou Dynasty waited Wenwang (the first emperor of Zhou Dynasty) to find him. He intended to fish, however, he was waiting for a wise emperor to find him there.