Huangshan abounds in tourist resources and attractions. It is blessed with enticing natural scenery and an imposing human landscape, among which Huangshan Scenic Spot is the most famous in the world. Occupying almost 60 square miles (154 square kilometers), Huangshan scenic spot is home to numerous attractions, such as Flower-scattering Valley, Lion Peak, Begin-to-believe Peak, Cloud-Dispelling Pavillion, Qiyun Mountain and the like. Huangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) is well-known for its four scenic wonders: legendary pines, impressive rocks, sea of cloud as well as an impressive hot spring. It was listed as a UNESC world heritage site in 1990.
Legendary pines: Huangshan Mountain stretches hundreds of miles, and beautiful pine tress are everywhere to be found. Most pines in Huangshan Mountain stand on the half-mile (800 meters) high mountains or squeeze out from the cliff cracks. Some pines lean against cliffs, some stand alone on the peaks, some suspend from cliffs, and some sprawl on tremendous rocks.
Picturesque rocks: In Huangshan Mountain, rocks named number more than 120 and the nameless ones are beyond counting. Rocks in Huangshan won visitors with their diversified shapes and vivid facial expressions, which have different images if viewed from different angles. For example, a rock on the Heavenly Capital Peak looks like a crowing rooster if seenfrom Mid-Hill Temple, while it looks like five old men if viewed from the Longpan Slope. Great imagination is essentially required and rewarded when watching these featured rocks.
Sea of cloud: Sea of cloud in Huangshan Mountain is mesmerizing, stunning, unique and magical, living up to its reputation among the world. Sea of cloud is available all year round and the best time to watch the sea of cloud falls into winter. Sea of cloud is visible on most peaks, but the one in Huangshan Mountain are more characteristic. Picturesque pines and rocks are enveloped by sea of cloud. After rain, the sea of cloud appears and everything is under the veil of rolling cloud and mist, mesmerizing and dream-like.
Hot spring. The hot spring originates from the half-a-mile (850 meters) high Ziyun Peak. Water in the hot spring is rich in carbonic acid, which is available for both drinking and bathing. It was told that the Xuanyuan Emperor, the first emperor in Chinese history, was rejuvenated after bathing in the Huangshan hot spring for 49 days. That is why hot spring in Huangshan is called “magical hot spring”.
Chinese Pinyin: huang shan feng jing qu
Opening Time: 0:00-23:00
Ticket price: 230 RMB on peak season (Mar 1-Nov 30) 150 RMB on off season (Dec 1-Feb 28)
Location: Huangshan District, Huangshan City
How to get to: There are buses to Huangshan Scenic Area in Tangkou Town. It costs 13 Yuan and about 20 minutes to get there.