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Xiling Snow Mountain

Introducing Xiling Snow Mountain, Xiling Snow Mountain Guide, Xiling Snow Mountain Travel Guide
Article from Chengdu Municipal Commission of Tourism
Edited by Sharleen

The Xiling Snow Mountains are in Dayi County in western Chengdu and cover a large area of nearly 500 sq.km, and part of the area is open to tourists who come to see the magnificent peaks and alpine scenes (the highest spot in Chengdu, 5, 364 meters above the sea level, is within the area).
The skiing resort of Xiling Snow Mountains is the most popular spot for winter sports in southern China and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

Xiling Snow Mountain features snowy peaks, a sunrise over the clouds and sea, valleys, primitive thick forests, cascading waterfalls and natural caves — all coming together to form the image depicted in Chinese paintings.

Looking out into the distance, Du Fu, the poem sage of the Tang Dynasty wrote the following poem lines for Xiling Snow Mountain during his residency in the Thatched Cottage: “Snow accumulated through thousands years on the Xiling Snow Mountains could be viewed within a glance from the window. While ships from the Eastern-Wu State of miles away, are anchoring in the dock outside the house then”. It is just for this poem that Xiling Snow Mountain got its name.

The traffic from Chengdu to Xiling Snow Mountain is very convenient. Starting from Chengdu, you can arrive at Flying Water, a scenic spot of Front Xiling Snow Mountain in less than two hours, and arrive at the skiing field in about two hours. Situated in a three-dimentional temperature zone, the Xiling scenic spot is suitable for traveling in all seasons.

Quick Facts on Xiling Snow Mountain

• Name: Xiling Snow Mountain
• Location: 95 km from Chengdu City
• Phone: +86-28-88302036
• Best Time to Visit: December to January
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1-2 Days
• Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Front mountain);9:00-18:00 (Back mountain)
• Admission Fee: Front mountain: CNY 30; Back mountain: CNY 120 (on usual days), CNY 160 (during New Year Holiday and Spring Festival Holiday), free (Apr 1 to Nov 30)
• Cable Car: Sun and Moon Platform and Skiing Resort: CNY 50 (a single trip); CNY 80 (a round trip), Mandarin Duck Pond and mountain foot: CNY 70 (a single trip); CNY 120 (a round trip)

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