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Mian Mountain(Mianshan) -Birthplace of the Qingming Festival

Mian Mountain is noted for its natural scenery, and especially for its cultural and religious relics. It is also the birthplace of the Qingming Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day), which is one of China's most important traditional festivals and items of intangible cultural heritage. Read more about Qingming Festival

Mianshan is a beautiful and historic mountain to visit, with clean streams and many traditional Chinese buildings. Basically, Mianshan is not too steep or too high to climb, and you can even make it easier with the help of an cableway.

Chinese: 绵山Mián Shān/myenshan/'Cotton Mountain'

Location: Jiexiu City, Shanxi Province, central North China, midway between Beijing and Xi'an.

Best time: from May to October

Highlights: Shuitao Valley, Qixian Valley, and the Sky Bridge

Suitable for: hiking, photography, seeing the natural scenery

Time needed: at least one day

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The Enchanting Natural Scenery of Mian Mountain


With a history dating back some 2,500 years, Mianshan boasts enchanting natural scenery and cultural significance. It is a national scenic spot with 14 tourist areas containing about 400 attractions.

Several restaurants and hotels have been built overhanging the steep cliffs, which provide a unique dining or accommodation experience for travelers.

The spectacular scenes and cultural relics at Mian Mountain provide tourists with many activities, such as watching a sunset or sunrise at the Dragon Head Temple, visiting Daluo Palace (the largest Taoist temple in China), walking on the Sky Bridge, and enjoying the natural beauty of Shuitao Valley.

Shuitao Valley

Shuitao Valley is very popular among tourists. Water flows between the two sides of the valley. Also, there are about 10waterfalls in Shuitao Valley. In summer and autumn, tourists can often see beautiful rainbows shining in the waterfalls.

The waterfall in Mian MountainThe waterfall in Mian Mountain

Qixian Valley

Qixian Valley is a very long valley and the water in between is fast-flowing. Our ancestors put chains and ladders on the two sides for people to walk through this valley. It is quite amazing to walk across the ladders and experience how brave and intelligent our ancestors were.

The Sky Bridge

The Sky Bridge is famous for its design. It was built on the edge of a steep cliffand is about 300 meters long. The distance to the bottom of the cliff is over 300 meters. Walking on it after a rain shower, you may have the feeling of walking in a wonderland as the fog surrounds you.

Travel Essentials

  • It is open from 9am–9pm.
  • It rains quite often so please take an umbrella with you.
  • You'd better put on a pair of comfortable shoes with good grip.
  • Mosquito-repellent is needed as there might be mosquitoes and worms on the mountain.
  • It is quite crowded in summer.

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