The Laozhaishan pathway is steep but the mountain is not high, with around 1100 steps. Through the arched gate, as you approach the mountain top, you will see two iron stairways and following these stairs will take you to the mountain peak. Looking down you can see Lijiang River winding around the foot of the mountain with ships shuttling back and forth. The mountains are very enchanting as they continue into the distance, one after another. The unbroken mountain range looks especially astounding during the evening sun set as the red sunlight and green landscape combine.