Huangshan is abundant in tourist resources. It is blessed with numerous enticing natural scenery and time-honored human landscape, among which Huangshan Scenic Spot is the most famous in the world. Occupying 154 square kilometers in coverage, 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 likes. Huangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) is well-known for its four scenic wonders: legendary pines, picturesque rocks, sea of cloud as well as hot spring. It wad listed into UNESC world heritage in the year of 1990.
Legendary pines. Huangshan Mountain stretches hundreds of miles and legendary pines are ubiquitous. Most pines in Huangshan Mountain stand on the 800-meter-high mountains or squeeze from the cliff cracks, vigorous and intertwining. The guest-greeting pines in Huangshan Mountain are countless with their ever-changing shapes. Some pines lean against cliffs, some stands lonely on the peaks, some suspend on cliffs, and some sprawl on tremendous rocks.
Picturesque rocks. Picturesque rocks, one the four wonders in Huangshan Mountain, is known for its grotesque shapes and numerous numbers. In Huangshan Mountain, rocks named number more than 120 and the nameless ones are countless. 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 cock if looked from Mid-Hill Temple, while it looks like five shoulder-in-shoulder old men if viewed from the Longpan Slope. Great imagination is essentially required 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 picturesque rocks are enveloped by sea of cloud, each of which blends to the others harmoniously. After rain, the sea of cloud appears and everything is under the veil of rolling cloud and mist, mesmerizing and dreamy.
Hot spring. Hot spring, reputedly one of the four wonders in Huangshan Mountain, originates from the 850-meter-high Ziyun Peak. Water in the hot spring is rich in carbonic acid, which is both available for drinking and bathing. It was told that the Xuanyuan Emperor, the first emperor in Chinese history, was rejuvenated after bathing in Huangshan hot spring for 49 days. That is why hot spring in Huangshan is called “magical hot spring”.
Huangshan appeals numerous tourists home and abroad every year with its enchanting and mesmerizing natural scenery.
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.