Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon is a very famous spot in huangshan, which counts for 80% of the total entrance ticket value. But if you are going with the travel group organized by the traval agency, you would totally miss the opportunity of hiking in xihai grand canyon, since it requires lots of time and patience, so travel agency don’t want to do this project. It’s only you do a self-help travelling that you can enjoy the real beauty of Huangshan.
There is a saying goes like: if you don’t come to xihai west sea grand canyon in huangshan, then you are coming to huangshan in vain.
Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon also commonly referred to as the Magic Scenic Area, is one of the most beautiful sites on Huangshan Mountain. Recently hiking trips through this canyon has becoming extremely popular. The hiking route for hiking through the Xihai Grand Canyon follows a “V” shaped route. The two entrances of this tour, the Walking Fairyland Bridge in the south and the Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion in the north, have an elevation of 1320 and 1430 meters above sea level respectively, while the elevation of the canyon’s lowest point, the Tianhai, north of Walking Fairyland Bridge, is just 600 meters above sea level. Beginning at either of the two entrances, a hike through the Xihai Grand Canyon is 9.6 kilometers long and takes approximately four hours. Starting at the entrance, hikers travel downhill deeper into the canyon.
Once reaching the Tianhai (Haixin Pavilion), the lowest point of the hike, visitors will then begin to ascend until reaching the exit. Hiking the Xihai Grand Canyon is a bit of an adventure, so visitors are suggested to pace themselves and walk at a comfortable pace.