What to see in Huangshuan, what to do in Huangshan

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Huangshan at dawn shot from Dawn Pavilion

Plan your Huangshan Tour ? Huangshan City, established as the scenic support area for Yellow Mountain (Mt. Huangshan), has become a tourist city that includes Yellow Mountain Scenic Spot and many other attractions.
Located in the subtropics, Huangshan City has a wet mild monsoon climate which features distinctive four seasons, shorter spring and autumn ( about 2 months each season ), longer summer and winter ( about 4 mouths each season ). Huangshan City has enough heat and plentiful rainfall concentrated from March to August. Heaviest rainfall occurs from May to August, it often floods in summer and dries in autumn.
 
Features & Attractions
•Huangshan Mountain
•Tunxi Ancient Street
•Hongcun Village
•Xidi Village
•Shexian County
•Mt. Jiuhua
•Tachuan Village
 
Huangshan Mountain
Lied in Anhui Province, Eastern China, about 300 km (200 miles) west of Huangshan and 500 km (300 miles) southwest of Shanghai, the scenic area is about 50 km (30 miles) north of Huangshan City.
Of all the notable mountains in China, Yellow Mountain (Mt. Huangshan) is probably the most famous. Its landscape features “four wonders” of imposing peaks, spectacular rocks, odd-shaped pines, and a sea of clouds.
Mount Huangshan boasts 72 peaks, more than 1,000 meters above sea level, with three main peaks rising majestically. They are both fascinating and dangerously steep. Cliffs, stone forests, stone pillars, stone blocks and egg-shaped stones form the unique granite geomorphological scenery.
Ticket Price: 230 Yuan (1st Mar..-30th Nov.); 150 Yuan (1st Dec.-28th or 29th Feb.)
Opening Hours: 08:40-16:00
 
Tunxi Ancient Street
Tunxi Ancient Street is situated in the center of Tunxi District, the location of Huangshan City. Huangshan Tunxi Ancient street is paved with maroon flagstones with a total length of 1,273 meters (about 1,392 yards), of which 895meters (about 979 yards) is the pedestrian commercial street.
Shops standing on both sides are generally of two or three floors, which feature the local Anhui style of stone base, brick construction and tile roof. The layout of these buildings commonly takes on the appearance of shops in front while houses and workshops are to the rear.
Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: the Whole Day
How to get there: Bus No.6, and 12
 
Hongcun Village
Hong Cun Village of Yixian County, Huangshan City, evolved in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, is located in a beautiful surrounding, with green hills around and clear streams winding through.
The village, covering the territory of 30 hectares, has a great fame for her water-supplying system. The bird view of village’s shape is like a resting water-buffalo. The running water flows in the winding ditches to every household, and is finally gathered in a little lake at the entrance of the village.
Everyday hundreds of visitors are attracted to the village by its beautiful views and more than 140 well-preserved ancient houses.
Ticket Price: 104Yuan
Opening Time: the whole day
How to get there: you can take a taxi or long-distance bus at Tunxi New Bus Station
 
Xidi Village
Xidi Village is located at the south foot of Mt. Huangshan. It is the perfect place for visitors to see typical folk houses, where residents have lived as they have for centuries. It gives visitors the rare opportunity to explore China’s ancient culture, and arts.
With a history of over 900 years, Xidi Village is segmented by over 40 ancient winding and narrow lanes which are paved with bluestones. Encircled by green hills, two streams flow through the village from north and east converging at Huiyuan Bridge. The village has two main streets and about 99 lanes. All the streets and lanes are paved with cobbles or black stones. The residences, lanes and streets combine well with the hills and streams.
Ticket Price: 104Yuan
Opening Time: the whole day
How to get there: you can take a taxi or long-distance bus at Tunxi New Bus Station
 
Shexian County
Shexian County is located at the southern foot of Mt. Huangshan, in the upper reaches of the Xin’an River, surrounded by mountains and streams.
Shexian County, Huangshan City has many well-preserved courtyards, gardens, pagodas and bridges, most of these were built during Ming and Qing Dynasties, some were constructed as early as Song Dynasty. These historical sites are described as “gems of ancient Chinese architecture.”
In particular, the elegantly constructed ancient residential houses, ancestral temples and memorial archways are unique in China. Experts refer to them as “the three wonders of ancient architecture.” The most famous ones are: Tangyue Archways, Xuguo Archway, Doushan Street and Yuliang Dam.
Ticket Price: 60 Yuan
Opening Time: the whole day
How to get there: take a taxi or take a long-bus
 
Mt. Jiuhua
Bordered on the Yangtze River in the north and overlooked the Mt. Huangshan in the south, Mt. Jiuhua covers an area of 100 square kilometers southwest of Qingyang County, Anhui Province , not far from the picturesque Mt.Huangshan.
With its marvelous landscape and pleasant climate, Mt. Jiuhua is considered one of the best summer resorts in China. In addition to its popularity as a tourist destination, it is a holy site where Buddhists assemble– it has been established as one of the four sacred Buddhist shrines, along with Mt.Wutai in Shanxi, Mt.Emei in Sichuan, and Mt.Putuoshan in Zhejiang.
Ticket Price: 190Yuan (Mar.1-Nov.30); 140Yuan (Dec.1-Feb.28/29)
Opening Time: 08:00-17:30
How to get there: take long-bus at Nanjing Zhongyangmen Bus Station, Huangshan Scenic Area, Huangshan city center or Hefei Tourism Bus Station
 
Tachuan Village
Tachuan Village is located only 2 kilometers or 30 minutes’ hike from Hongcun Village, another famous ancient village in Huangshan area.
Tachuan Village boasts numerous ancient giant trees, such as Chinese tallow trees, maples and camphor tree. Many of them have grown for hundreds of years that it needs several people hand in hand together to surround the trunk. The best time to visit Tachuan village is autumn (October and November), when the tree leaves turn multi-colored, creating a gorgeous sight, attracting many visitors and photographers.
Ticket Price: 30Yuan
Opening Time: the whole day
How to get there: take a taxi or take a long-bus
 
 

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