Huangshan, also known as the Yellow Mountain, gives some of the best views in all of China. We’ve laid out a few things to know before you trek up the mountain:
Reaching heights of 1,864 m, the granite peaks of Huangshan are a site to see. The four most famous peaks are Lotus Peak, Bright Summit Peak, Celestial Peak, and Capital of Heaven Peak. As you travel up the mountain, you will eventually will be in, among, and then above the clouds. The clouds floating around the mountain are often referred to as the Sea of Clouds. The special pine trees and hot springs on Huangshan also add to the beauty of the mountain. It takes about two or three hours to hike up Huangshan (less going down), but there are also cable cars that transport visitors up the mountain.
Spend the Night on the Mountain
Most who hike up the mountain choose to spend the night on the mountain to catch sight of the amazing scene that Huangshan’s sunrises provide. While it is possible to camp on the mountain, there are several hotels on the mountain that provide a more comfortable night.
Tunxi Old Town and Hongcun Village
Tunxi Old Town is a part of Huangshan City. The town can be explored by foot, including the Old Main Street which was built during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Also at the foot of the mountain, is Hongcun Village, one of China’s oldest villages. It dates to the Ming and Qing dynasties and has managed to preserve its historical heritage.
How to Get There
Huangshan is now closer than ever with many new bullet-train-lines added from Shanghai. Huangshan is also accessible by air.
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