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What to see in Huangshuan, what to do in Huangshan

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
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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
 
 

When is the best time to visit Huangshan?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
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Located in Anhui Province, Mt.Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, is reputed for its breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heritage around the world. There are four wonders in Mt. Huangshan: strange pines, absurd stones, sea of clouds and hot springs.

Huangshan City has a wet mild monsoon climate which features distinctive four seasons. When planning Huangshan Tour.  one of the frequently asked questions likely to perplex you is “When is the best time to visit Huangshan Mountain?”.

Generally speaking, there is no bad time to visit Huangshan Mountain. Different seasons offer distinctly different views. Use this travel guide to help you make a smart choice about when to visit Huangshan Mountain. Check out below to have some information on each season:

Huangshan in Spring
In spring, the weather is very comfortable in Huangshan. In April the average temperature on Mt. Huangshan is around 10 C. With flowers blooming, streams gurgling, hills turning green and spring wind breezing, the mountains present different colors and fragrance.

You can see the sunrise on the top of the mountain in the morning. The higher you climb the mountain, the colder you will feel. So just remember to take a thick coat with you.

Huangshan in Spring

Huangshan in Spring

Huangshan in Summer
Sea of clouds is one of the four wonders of Mt. Huangshan. Summer is the best season for cloud viewing, especially on clear days after rainy weather.
In summer, the dashing waterfalls contrast with the crystal clear waters from the mountain streams.

Summer in Huangshan Mountain is not hot but cool. People like to climb the mountain in summer. However, some places like Bright Summit Peak or Jade Screen Tower don’t get a summer season.

Huangshan in Summer

Huangshan in Summer

Huangshan in Autumn
Huangshan in autumn looks like a traditional Chinese painting and most suits for the traditional aesthetic standard. When fall comes, it is a great pleasure to appreciate the red autumnal leaves all around the mountains.Autumn is the high season for people to visit Huangshan Mountain.

There always many visitors from every corner of the whole world in this season. You are kindly advised to skip over China National Holiday in October when you plan your Huangshan Tours, since there are so many people during that time.

Huangshan in Autumn

Huangshan in Autumn

Huangshan in Winter
Many tourists recommend the winter landscapes of Mt. Huangshan as the most spectacular. Winter it is the most economic time to visit Huangshan
.You may appreciate the beautiful Huangshan landscape by using the least money in this time.
In winter, the mountains and trees in Huangshan are covered with snow and ice making the entire area appear like a crystal wonderland.

Huangshan in Winter

Huangshan in Winter


Add on:

Top 10 Attractions in Huangshan
Huangshan Winter Snow Scenes
Where to stay in Huangshan
My First Day on Mount Huangshan (1)
My First Day on Mount Huangshan (2)
My Second Day on Mount Huangshan (1)
My Second Day on Mount Huangshan (2)
My 3th Day on Mount Huangshan
She County Photography Tour
Hongcun Village

Any questions, just drop a line.

Huangshan Travel – My 3th Day on Mount Huangshan

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
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Today, October 11, 2010 is a heavy foggy and drizzle day on the top of Mount Huangshan. We start at 8:0am from Baiyun Hotel for White Gooose Cable Car Station and descend the Mount Huangshan.

People slowly walk on the stone stair steps up and down. In the past two days, these stone steps has allowed us to have extensive views of the oddly-shaped pine trees, Weird Rocks, Sea of Clouds…

So, the stone steps has offered us the ability to hike the steep mountains and look for outstanding scenery and a rugged mountain walking adventure, combining hiking experience with a real physical challenge.

We are not disappointed by the foggy day, since in the past two fine days we have visited the major attractions on the top of Mt. Huangshan under the cear sky.

On the contrary, we are all delighted to see Mt.Huangshan in heavy fog as if we are melting in the imaginary heaven with low visibility. It is a unique experience hiking on the Huangshan Mountain in a heavy fog.

2km Walk from Beiyun Hotel to Yungu New Cable Car Station

We are now starting the foggy walking up and down to the Yungun New Cable car Station.

The porter is following us carrying 4 suitcases. A suitcase is charged at the cost of RMB 100 carrying from Beiyun Hotel to New Yungu Cable Car Station.

We have to climb over the Bright Summit again.

On the way, we meet lot of hikers in defiance of the foggy and drizzle day.

The pine trees in the fog.

Similar to a Chinese painting.

Take Cable Car Down the base of Huangshan

 

At 10:00am, we take the cable car down to the base of Huangshan in the fog.

A cable car in the mist

Driving from the base of Huangshan to Tangkou Town

Low visibility driving from the base to Tangkou Town

We arrive at Tangkou Town, finding that there is no fog with good visibility.