Wutong Mountain – The highest Mountain in Shenzhen
Wutong Mountain is the highest mountain in Shenzhen. It is altitude is about 943 meters. It is in the connection of Yantian District and LuoHu District. There are many buses stop at its foot, such as line 211,B625 and 68. The most popular entrance to start your pain-taking hike locates at Wutong Village. The bus station nearby is WUTONGSHAN Village. And the bus line arrives there is 211. For people in Yantian Village, the bus station near the mountain foot is Wutongshan Park. Bus line B625 and 68 will arrive there. For people who are strong enough to start their climbing from the foot of smaller Wutong Mountain, there are many buses will take them to the bus station named CHANGLING, for example, bus line J1, 103,103B, 113,214,205.
Wutong Mountain is one of the eight sceneries of Shenzhen. And it is famous for its highest altitude in Shenzhen as well as its beautiful landscape. It is the origin of Shenzhen River and locates near the Water Bank of Shenzhen, which reserves water for people in both Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Thus, the biological system there is well preserved. There is mountain steam running nearly vertically down, big fat birds flying, whistling, jumping among the forest, heavy foist circling around the mountain. The stair is sometimes so steep that we need to climb using our hands.
Normally, it takes about three or four hours to reach the top, and around two hours to climb down. There are many stalls along the way to the top, mostly, they provides cucumber, water, pineapple, cantaloupe, sour spicy radish, sour spicy Chicken fingers… However, there is one unpleasant thing, that is, rare toilets can be found up there. Only at the foot and the waist can you use washroom.
At the top of the mountain, there is a huge stone on which people has carved five characters PENG CHENG DI YI FENG, and marks its altitude as 943.7M. There is also a beautiful horse there, its owner is waiting for visitors to take a picture with it. Of course, you will need to pay CNY20. There is also one guy standing still there, carrying a gun, painting his face dark. Do not photo him if you are not ready to pay him money, as he and his partners will not let you know that they will charge you at the beginning.
There are so many people would like to challenge themselves to climb to the top of the mountain that you will hardly be alone there. However, as the remind says, do not go there alone, as it is not easy for others to reach at your point to offer you help in case you encounter any problem.