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Shanghai Huangshan Transportation

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
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Huangshan is the best of the best mountains in China in terms of landscape. Huangshan is famous for its peaks, pine trees, sea of the clouds and snow in winter. If you are in Shanghai in process of planning your trip to Huangshan, to choose the right transportation from Shanghai to Huangshan is what you should give priority to.

Normally you have three choices – by flight, by train and by road.

As for the flight from Shanghai to Huangshan, at the time of writing, there is just one flight operated by Shanghai Airline ( now merged into China Eastern Airline). The flight takes 45 minutes.

There is also a direct train running between Shanghai and Huangshan, which is highly recommended. Train K8418 from Shanghai to Huangshan leaving at 17:45 and arriving at 06:55 nexr morning; K8420 from Huangshan to Shanghai leaving 19:10 and arriving at 7:35 next morning. One way trip takes over 12 hours.

The 430km expresway connects Shanghai and Huangshan and its drive takes over 4 hours. If you drive along the Shanghai – Huangshan expressway, you will pass over Hangzhou and Qiandao Lakes.

Shanghai Airline – the flight from Shanghai to Huangshan

Huangshan Airport – 8km from the city center of Huangshan

Add-on:

Anhui Tour
Huangshan Tour
Top 10 Attractions in Huangshan
Where to Stay in Huangshan
Top 10 Attractions in Jiuhuashan
Huangshan Travel Blog
Top 7 Attractions in Anhui

Hassle-free China Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for China guided tours:

China Private Tours
China Small Group Tours
China City Tours
China Train Tour
China Yangtze Cruise Tour
China Silk Road Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Places to Visit in China
10 Fascinating Facts about China
Top 10 Most Essential Things to Pack for China
Plugs and Sockets in China
China Tour Packages
Learning Useful Chinese Phrases for Travellers 
How to Recognise Chinese Currency

Top 10 Travel Experiences in China
10 Most Scenic Drives in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Mountains in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Grasslands in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Rivers in China
Top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in China
Top 10 Places to See Autumn Leaves in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful old towns in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Museums in China
Top 10 China Tourist Scams
Top 10 Souvenirs in China

Any questions, just drop a  line.

How to drive from Huangshan City Center to Huangshan Scenic Area

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
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Huangshan Expressway is part of the expressway of the officially-called “Hefei-Tongling-Huangshan Expressway”, providing access from the city center of Huangshan to Huangshan Scenid Area in one hour. In fact, Hefei-Tongling-Huangshan Expressway is also just one section of Jingtai Exoressway ( Beijing – Taiwan Expressway ).

The 2007 completed-Huangshan Exoressway has greatly shortened the drive hour from Huangshan city to the base of Huangshan Mountain. So the one hour drive often makes it
unnecessary to stay at the hotels in Huangshan Scenic Area, which doesn’t offer any nightlife when night falls.

Huangshan Expressway is a two-way and two-lane (with one extra emergency lane) expressway. Driving from the city of Huangshan to Huangshan Scenic Area, first you get off the expressway from the exit No. 299 at Tangkou Township (汤口镇). Then continue to drive for 15 minutes along the zigzag mountain road before you get to the east gate of Huangshan Mountain.

n the expressway from the city of Huangshan to Huangshan Scenic Area
ou will see lots of Hui-style buildings in the villages along the Huangshan Expressway
Get off from the Expressway NO.299 at Toang Kou
From Tangkou, it takes around 15 minutes’ drive along the zigzag mountain road before you get the Huangshan base

Add-on:

Anhui Tour
Huangshan Tour
Top 10 Attractions in Huangshan
Where to Stay in Huangshan
Top 10 Attractions in Jiuhuashan
Huangshan Travel Blog
Top 7 Attractions in Anhui

Hassle-free China Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for China guided tours:

China Private Tours
China Small Group Tours
China City Tours
China Train Tour
China Yangtze Cruise Tour
China Silk Road Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Places to Visit in China
10 Fascinating Facts about China
Top 10 Most Essential Things to Pack for China
Plugs and Sockets in China
China Tour Packages
Learning Useful Chinese Phrases for Travellers 
How to Recognise Chinese Currency

Top 10 Travel Experiences in China
10 Most Scenic Drives in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Mountains in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Grasslands in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Rivers in China
Top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in China
Top 10 Places to See Autumn Leaves in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful old towns in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Museums in China
Top 10 China Tourist Scams
Top 10 Souvenirs in China

Any questions, just drop a  line.

My First Day on Mount Huangshan (1)

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
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This morning, at 8:00am, we left Yungu Hotel and had a 5-minute walk to Yungu Telpher Station. Actually there are two cable stations in Yungu. We took the new telpher station and began our first day trip to Huangshan.

It only took 10 minutes to get to the White Goose Telpher Station on the top of White Goose Ridge of Huangshan Mountain.

Yungu Telpher New Station
Walking up to the cable car
Get on the cable car
One the way to the White Goose Telpher Station on the mountain
White Goose Telpher Station

 0.8km Pleasant Walk from White Goose Telpher Station to Stalagmite Peak

We got off the cable car at White Goose Telpher Station and walk along the White Goose Ridge towards Stalagmite Peak, the first peak on our Huangshan Trip.

From the cable car station to the Stalagmite Peak is 0.8 km. It is a pleasant walk teemed with amazing views of pine trees, colourful leaves and various peaks with comfortable temperature under azure sky.

One the way to the Stalagmite Peak
On the way to the Stalagmite Peak (2)
On the way to the Stalagmite Peak
Phenix' tail - still on the way to the Stalagmite Peak

Stalagmite Peak ( Stone Bamboo Peak )

Not long, we got to the Stalagmite Peak. An narrow platform on the stone bamboo peak was filled with tourists taking pictures. Stalagmite Peak is one of the best photographic point of Mountain Huangshan.

The Stalagmite Peak
Stalagmite Peak is one of the best photographic point of Moutain Huangshan

0.2km walk from Stalagmite Peak to Beginning-to-Believe-Peak

This 20-minute walk was a little difficult than that of from the White Goose Telpher Station to Stalagmite Peak. The mountain road was a bit steep.

On the way, you can still enjoy the different views of pine trees and unknown peaks.

Climb steps up to the Beginning-to-believe Peak
The view on the way to the Biginning-to-believe Peak

Beginning-to-Believe-Peak

One of the best photographic places in Mountain Huangshan, a don’t-miss attractions for each Huangshan Mountain tourist. Today we were lucky enough to have seen the sea of cloud below the peak. The view was astounding!

Standing on the Beginning-to-believe Peak to enjoy the sea of clouds
Sea of Clouds and Peaks viewed from the Beginning-to-believe Peak

1km Walk from Beginning-to-Believe Peak to A Flower on Brush Tip

After enjoying the fantastic view of Beginning-to-Believe Peak, we walked 1 km towards to another famous attraction – A Flower on the Tip of a Brush Pen. This 1km walk was also quite interesting. Especially you could see some unique pine trees.

One of the pine trees is called “Umbrella Pine” named by Secretary of United Nations – Mr.Kofi Anna and his wife Nane Anna when they paid a visit to Huangshan on May 20-21,2006.A Flower on Brush Tip
The “A Flower on Brush Tip” is one of the 36 small peaks in Huangshan Mountain. The Brush Peak is 1640 in altitude consisting of the Brush Peak and a pine tree on its top.

The peak body is like a shaft of a brush. On its top stands a pine tree like a booming flower.

A Platform to view the Brush Peak
A Flower on the Brush Tip

Beihai Hotel

Waking just over 100 meters from the Brush Peak, we arrived at our hotel for our first night on our Huangshan Tour of this time. It is a 4 star hotel with over 500 rooms.

In front of Beihai Hotel, there is a row of rooms which accommodate Post, China Mobile, Bank and Police Station.

Beihai Hotel
Beihai Hotel
Hotel Corridor
King-sized Room at Beihai Hotel
Washing Room
Winter Jackets are provided for each room

Add-on:

Anhui Tour
Huangshan Tour
Top 10 Attractions in Huangshan
Where to Stay in Huangshan
Top 10 Attractions in Jiuhuashan
Huangshan Travel Blog
Top 7 Attractions in Anhui

Hassle-free China Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for China guided tours:

China Private Tours
China Small Group Tours
China City Tours
China Train Tour
China Yangtze Cruise Tour
China Silk Road Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Places to Visit in China
10 Fascinating Facts about China
Top 10 Most Essential Things to Pack for China
Plugs and Sockets in China
China Tour Packages
Learning Useful Chinese Phrases for Travellers 
How to Recognise Chinese Currency

Top 10 Travel Experiences in China
10 Most Scenic Drives in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Mountains in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Lakes in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Grasslands in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Rivers in China
Top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in China
Top 10 Places to See Autumn Leaves in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful old towns in China
Top 10 Most Beautiful Museums in China
Top 10 China Tourist Scams
Top 10 Souvenirs in China

Any questions, just drop a  line.