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Huangshan

Being perched in the south of Anhui Province, Huangshan city is blessed with time-honored history, breathtaking scenery and profound culture, which makes it a great getaway for travel-addicts domestic and abroad. Huangshan city is composed of three districts, four counties and Huangshan Scenic Area, occupying 9807 square kilometers in coverage and hosting 1.48 million in population. Huangshan was called “Huizhou” in ancient times and was inhabited since seven thousand years ago. Being one of the three most prestigious regional cultures in China, culture of Huizhou is profound in cultural background and rich in connotation, pervading among philosophical, economical, historical artistic and other aspects of the society.

Huangshan travel guide offers the most essential information along Huangshan travel, such as Huangshan attractions, Huangshan tours, Huangshan food, Huangshan shopping etc.. This Huangshan travel guide offers a panoramic view of Huangshan travel. Click to get more ideas about your Huangshan travel.

Things To Do

Huangshan City in Anhui province is endowed with breathtaking scenery, time-honored history and profound culture. With its unique charm, it captivates numerous travel-addicts domestic and abroad to pay a visit. No matter what your preference is in your travel, Huangshan has something for you. Huangshan things to do offers the top things to do in in Huangshan and no Huangshan trip is complete without them.

Visit the Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area

Huangshan Scenic Area is world-known for the four scenic features: legendary pines, picturesque rocks, hot spring and sea of cloud. Visitors would never be disappointed after a visit. This is the top things to do in Huangshan.

See sunrise on Huangshan Mountain

Sunrise in Huangshan is particular charming and marvelous and no Huangshan trip is perfect without seeing the sunrise on Huangshan Mountain.

Shopping on Tunxi Old Street

With a history of hundreds of years, Tunxi Old Street, reputedly “the most famous cultural streets in China”, is the best-preserved commercial street built in Ming and Qing dynasties.

Eat the Authentic Anhui Cuisine

Anhui cuisine is one of eight cuisines in China, which is profound in culture, time-honored in history, varied in ingredients and palatable in taste. Among the numerous dishes in Anhui Province, Mandarin Fish, Bamboo Shoots on Wenzheng Hill and Huizhou Fermented Tofu are indeed worth a taste.

Drink the Huangshan Maofeng Tea

Huangshan Maofeng Tea is one of the most famous teas in China. Brewed in cups, the tea appears jade green and slightly yellow, pure in flavor and aromatic in scent.

Buy Anhui Ink and Shexian Inkstone

Anhui ink and Shexian Inks Stone is well-known in the world, which has been presented as gifts to foreign friends by Chinese leaders. Buying some of them as commemoration is a good choice.

Visit the Ancient Hongcun Village and Xidi Village

Hongcun and Xidi are the sparkling pearl embedded on Huangshan trip. Both of them are brimming with Anhui folk custom and traditional culture. They should never be missed.

Watch Evening Performance at Huizhou Theater

The marvelous performance at Huizhou Theater is a great getaway to discover a real Huangshan City. It introduces Huangshan culture in the way of singing and dancing in many aspects, magnificent and elegant.

Best Time to Visit

Located in the subtropical regions, Huangshan climate is of humid monsoon, featuring with four distinctive seasons. The average Huangshan temperature is around 15 degrees centigrade in a year, which offering the favorable Huangshan climate, neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer. The annual precipitation is 1670 mm in Huangshan, with a maximum of 2708mm. From May to August, it rains most in Huangshan. Water and heat resources are abundant in Huangshan, which is fit for the growth of trees, tea plants and crops.

Huangshan climate is distinctive in four seasons. In spring, all flowers are in full blossom and birds shuttles freely among peaks. In summer, it is an ideal summer resort, where verdant pines, mysterious sea of cloud, cascading waterfalls has much to offer. It is the best time to view lush pines, picturesque rocks, red maple, yellow chrysanthemum and other sceneries in Huangshan. If you come in winter, you would be reward with the delicate rimes in Huangshan. Whenever you come to travel Huangshan, it never disappoints you. It was generally agreed that the best time to visit Huangshan is from April to November. During this period, Huangshan has the most charming scenery to offer for visitors. With its unique charm, it captivates numerous travel-addicts domestic and abroad to pay a visit all year round despite of fatigue and long journey. Checking Huangshan weather before traveling is highly recommended.

Huangshan Attractions

Huangshan is famous for its abundant tourist resources and characteristic landscapes, ranging from enticing natural scenery to ancient cultural landscape. Among the numerous Huangshan attractions, Huang Mountain are the most well-known, which is renowned for its four scenic features: the legendary pines, picturesque rocks, the sea of clouds and hot springs, living up to the reputation of “the most fantastic mountain under heaven”. What is more, the ancient Hongcun Village, Xidi Village and Tangyue Memorial Archway etc. also captivate numerous tourists to pay a visit.

Huangshan attractions page offers the most famous attractions in Huangshan, which are all the must-have along your Huangshan travel. Click for details about each Huangshan scenic spot.

Bao's Family Garden
Begin-to-Believe Peak
Cloud-dispelling Pavilion
Hongcun Village
Huangshan Mountain
Lion Peak
Nanping Village
Tangyue Memorial Archway
Tunxi Old Street
Xidi Village

Huangshan Tours

City Package

5 Days Scenic Yellow Mountain Tour (PT03)

From$999$699
5 Day 4 Nights
Huangshan Mountain is one of the ten celebrated scenic spots in China and the only one in the mountainous region. Bearing many natural wonders, Mt. Huangshan boasts all the charms of the notable mountains of China. Also, we are going to visit the local villages around Huangshan area to experience the traditional culture.
City Package

7 Days Shanghai & Yellow Mountain Tour (INSP0603)

From$2,499$1,299
7 Day 5 Nights
Explore the biggest city in China: Shanghai. Enjoy the historical attractions and modern city views. You will also go to visit the famous Mt. Huangshan, which is undoubtedly China’s most celebrated mountain for all its grandeur and beauty.
City Package

4 Days Yellow Mountain Classic Tour (INTX0401)

From$699$499
4 Day 3 Nights
Mt. Huangshan is undoubtedly China’s most celebrated mountain for all its grandeur and beauty. We will take the round trip cable car to visit Mt. Huangshan to appreciate the breathtaking scenery. Then we will visit some local counties as well. The counties are beautiful and charming.

Huangshan Culture

In the year of 1987, Huizhou was renamed Huangshan City. Therefore, no Huangshan culture is complete without mentioning that of Huizhou. Huizhou culture has a long history and could be dated back to 2200 years ago, abundant in historical resources and distinctive in features. It is just like a sparkling pearl embedded on the page of profound Chinese culture. Huizhou culture covers nearly every aspects of society, ranging from philosophical, economic, historical to medical and scientific, which has great impact on the development of Chinese culture in those social aspects. Huangshan enjoys the most typical characteristic in the following aspects.

Culture

In the year of 1987, Huizhou was renamed Huangshan City. Therefore, no Huangshan culture is complete without mentioning that of Huizhou. Huizhou culture has a long history and could be dated back to 2200 years ago, abundant in historical resources and distinctive in features. It is just like a sparkling pearl embedded on the page of profound Chinese culture. Huizhou culture covers nearly every aspects of society, ranging from philosophical, economic, historical to medical and scientific, which has great impact on the development of Chinese culture in those social aspects. Huangshan enjoys the most typical characteristic in the following aspects.

Hui Opera

Based on the tune-patterns of Yiyang and Qinqiang, Hui opera evolved its own characteristics in Ming and Qing dynasties. In the mid-Qing dynasty, it has been all-pervading and developed into a terrific opera, integrating singing, dialogue, acting and acrobatics together. Hui opera climaxed after being brought into Beijing by the famous “Four Anhui Opera Troupes”. Combined with Hui opera and Han opera, Beijing opera was born in the reign of Daoguang Emperor. At that time, there were 47 Hui opera troupes and 180 actors in Beijing, overwhelming in scale and thriving in prospect.

Anhui Tea Culture

Huangshan is reputed as “hometown of tea”. Such renowned green teas as Huangshan Maofeng, Taiping Houkui, Keemun Black Tea are well-reviewed domestic and abroad. People in Huangshan are embraced by captivating mountains and luring waters, which creates their unparalleled Huangshan tea art. Ancient Chinese prefer tasting tea, not only for distinguishing the quality of the tea leaves, but enjoying the spice of life during this course. People in modern society are quite busy and hardly have time to taste tea with leisure. However, it is not impossible for them to do so. Squeeze a little time, invite several friends, make a pot of tea and select a tranquil place to seek the natural flavor of tea while drinking, whose pleasure is no less interesting than lingering among the blue mountains and green waters, which could not only relieve tiredness but refresh spirit.

Anhui Architectural Culture

The architecture of Huizhou is a seamless amalgam of its breathtaking scenery and profound folk custom, unique in style, distinctive in structure, and exquisite in art. Art of engraving on Huizhou architecture are brimming with distinct local flavor, either in planning villages and towns or utilizing planer and dimensional room, which is particularly true on dwellings, ancestral temple and memorial archway in Huizhou. Dwellings, ancestral temple and memorial archway are reputed as “the three architectural features of Huizhou”, which overwhelms numerous people in the field of architecture. In the general layout, Huizhou architecture are built on the trend of mountains, blending with the surroundings harmoniously. On graphic layout, it is flexible and diversified in scale. On utilizing dimensional space, it is rich in shapes and beautiful in rhythm. Among the uncountable architectures in Huizhou, horse-head walls, blue roofing tiles are the most characteristic. On art of engraving, arts of stone-carving, wood-carving and brick-carving are blended together in Hui architecture, gorgeous and splendid.

Huizhou Lifted Court

Lifted court, a kind of traditional folk art, is well prevailing in Xiuning and Tunxi regions in Huangshan City. The lifted court is three-storied, upper, middle and lower, on which pretty children are dressed up as heroes in stories and fastened, with its chassis lifted by four strong men. The lifted court is decorated with multi-colored paper-made lanterns shaped in dragon, phoenix, crane, auspicious cloud and the likes. On parade, these colorful lanterns are lit up and the gorgeously-dressed children under the radiance of light are just like fairies if looked in distance. Accompanied with the thumping drums, the spectacle is quite striking despite the soundless actors on the court. At present, the lifted court parades could also be seen on the street in Tunxi district, overwhelming and bustling as usual.

Huangshan Food

Huangshan food is just the representative of Anhui Cuisine, which is one of the Eight Cuisines in China. As the representative of Chinese cuisine, Anhui cuisine is profound in culture, time-honored in history, varied in ingredients and palatable in taste. Cooking techniques of Huangshan food is characterized by broiling and stewing, which is usually seasoned with sausage and freshened with crystal sugar. Special attention is paid to taste, color and appearance in Huangshan food, which is slightly spicy and normally salty in general. The most renowned Huangshan food and several local famous Huangshan restaurants are offered below.

Food

Huangshan food is just the representative of Anhui Cuisine, which is one of the Eight Cuisines in China. As the representative of Chinese cuisine, Anhui cuisine is profound in culture, time-honored in history, varied in ingredients and palatable in taste. Cooking techniques of Huangshan food is characterized by broiling and stewing, which is usually seasoned with sausage and freshened with crystal sugar. Special attention is paid to taste, color and appearance in Huangshan food, which is slightly spicy and normally salty in general. The most renowned Huangshan food and several local famous Huangshan restaurants are offered below.

What to Eat in Huangshan

Mandarin Fish (Chou Guiyu)

Mandarin Fish is a representative dish of Anhui cuisine, which is featured with the mandarin fish living in Xin’an River. It smells smelly but tastes good. After salted for seven days, the fish is smelly. Then fried in oil and braised with lettuce. With the unique cooking techniques, meat and bones are separated when the dish is made. The dish not only maintains the original flavor of mandarin fish, but is well-seasoned with special ingredients, which endows it the appetizing flavor.

Bamboo Shoots on Wenzheng Hill (wen zheng shan sun)

Bamboo Shoots on Wenzheng Hill, another featured dish of Anhui cuisine, is stewed with suger, which is known for its color and fragrance. The main ingredients of this mouth-watering dish are sliced bamboo shoots, dried mushrooms as well as sliced sausage. Seasoned with sesame oil and other seasonings, the bamboo shoots are tender, crisp, fresh and delicious.

Huizhou Fermented Tofu

Fermented Tofu is the most representative dish of Anhui cuisine and no Huangshan trip is complete without enjoying it. After the tofu is specially fermented, on the surface of it grows layers of white hair-like substance. After fried, tofu appears golden and striated. Seasoned with pepper jam and other spices, the tofu tastes fresh, palatable and fragrant.

Steamed Chukar Chicken

Chukar is a kind of peculiar chicken living in mountain creeks, which is the main ingredient in Steamed Chukar Chicken. Cooked with mushrooms growing in the local mountains, the streamed chicken tastes particularly fresh and tender. Since it is steamed under the cover of pot, the original flavor of chicken is maintained, luring in flavor and rich in nutrition.

Soft-shelled Turtle Stewed in Clear Soup

Stewed Turtle in Clear Soup is another famous traditional dish in Anhui Cuisine. As its name suggests, the main ingredients in this dish is of course soft-shelled turtle, which hangs out in the mountainous area around Huangshan. Turtle, fresh sausage, crystal sugar, sliced ginger, cooking wine and other ingredient are also essentially needed in this dish. With turtle stewed with sausage, the turtle meat is well-mingled with the flavor of sausage, making the soup thick and fragrant. This dish would certainly tantalize the taste bud and inspire the gourmet greatly in the restaurant.

Where to Eat in Huangshan

Recommended Huangshan Restaurants for Anhui Cuisine

The First Restaurant on Ancient Street (Lao Jie Di Yi Lou)

Located at the eastern entrance of Tunxi Old Street, the First Restaurant on Ancient Street is a landmark on this street. It is a must-have when visiting ancient street. This restaurant takes Anhui cuisine as its specialty and is decorated in antique style, which steals the attention of many visitors. Dishes in the restaurant is distinctive in features, enough in quantity and reasonable in price. Specialty in this restaurant varies from fermented Tofu, braised mandarin fish to auspicious chicken and the likes. Address: On the eastern entrance of Tunxi Old Street

Home of Gastronomists (Meishi Renjia)

Neighboring The First Restaurant on ancient street, Home of Gastronomists located at the entrance of Ancient Street is another must-have for your Huangshan travel. This restaurant is elegant in atmosphere and outstanding in quality, which hosts hundreds of home-made Anhui cuisines and snacks. Kitchen in the restaurant is semi-open and visitors could see whole procedure of cooking. No Huangshan trip is complete without enjoying the appetizing dishes made in this restaurant. Address: At the entrance of Ancient Street

Hometown of Anhui Merchants

Hometown of Anhui Merchants is another characteristic specialized in Anhui cuisine in Huanghshan. The restaurant is decorated grandly, brimming with unique Auhui architectural style and folk custom. What makes this restaurant distinctive is the stage set in the magnificent hall, and thus visitor could appreciate marvelous performance while enjoying palatable food. The dried bean curd, dried bamboo shoot, egg dumplings and salt-preserved meat are well-worth a taste. Address: No.12 Xianrendong Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan

Restaurant at Entrance of Ancient Street

Leaning on Tunxi Old Street, the Restaurant at Entrance of Ancient Street is Xin’an River-faced, which is decorated in Anhui architectural style, classical and elegant in atmosphere. Sitting at the window, guests could explore the mesmerizing cityscape of Huangshan while tasting the delicious snakes. Dishes in the restaurant are delicate in appearance and light-seasoned in flavor. Address: No.1 of Tunxi Old Street

Teahouse of Wisteria

Faced the bustling street, Teahouse of Wisteria is a great retreat from earth for visitors. No visitors here fail to be overwhelmed by its unique garden-styled layout. Each tea seat is partitioned off with others by flower-carved windows and bamboo-made curtain, delicate in layout and elegant in atmosphere. Teahouse of Wisteria is not only known for its dessert and beverage, but also for its unique Anhui dishes. It is preferred by visitors domestic and abroad since opened for business. Address: Beside the Yuzhong Garden in Huangshan City

Huangshan Shopping

Called Huizhou in ancient times, Huangshan boasts time-honored history, profound culture and favorable natural environment. Huangshan, of course a great getaway for travel-addicts, has much to offer for shopping-lovers as well. Handicrafts and healthy native products there are brimming with folk customs and local flavor, both of which can not be missed by shopping-lovers. Huangshan Maofeng Tea, ink and inkstone are what can not be missed either. Some of these must-buys is listed in the following.

Shopping

Called Huizhou in ancient times, Huangshan boasts time-honored history, profound culture and favorable natural environment. Huangshan, of course a great getaway for travel-addicts, has much to offer for shopping-lovers as well. Handicrafts and healthy native products there are brimming with folk customs and local flavor, both of which can not be missed by shopping-lovers. Huangshan Maofeng Tea, ink and inkstone are what can not be missed either. Some of these must-buys is listed in the following.

What to Buy in Huangshan

Huangshan Maofeng Tea

As an old saying goes in China, where there are famous mountains, there are magic herbs. The world-famous Huangshan Maofeng Tea, one of the most famous teas in China, is grown on the mysterious Huangshan Mountain. The tea leave is slightly curly in appearance, which looks like the tongue of sparrow in shape. Brewed in cups, the tea appears jade green and slightly yellow, pure in flavor and aromatic in scent. The best tea is picked in the early spring before China’s Qingming Festival. Therefore, when your Huangshan trip happens in spring, you should never miss buying some fresh teas in that they are fresh and reasonably-priced at that time.

Anhui Ink

As the essential for Four Treasure in Study, Anhui Ink is a sparkling pearl embedded on Chinese ink-producing history. Since it is produced in Anhui Province, it is named Anhui Ink. Jixi County, Tunxi District and Shexian County are the main ink-producing centers in Anhui. It is particularly preferred by men of letters in China. As an old saying went among ancient Chinese, people with good ink could draw as well as Maliang, a prestigious painter with a magic brush in Chinese mythology. In modern times, the four treasures are not much-needed as before because of the popularizing of computer. And thus, it sounds great to buy some traditional ink as a commemoration for your Huangshan trip. Anhui Ink are easily available on Tunxi Old Street and Yanxi Street in Tangkou Town.

Shexian Inkstone

Shexian Inkstone, also called Longwei Inkstone, is one of the four well-known inkstones in China, which is carved from a special stone on Longwei Mountain in Shexian County. Inkstone is a stone stand used for preparing ink used in Chinese brush calligraphy. Shexian Inkstone is featured with its diversified shapes, varying from cobble, crouching silkworms to willow leaves. The inkstone-carvers usually take advantage of the original shape of stone to show its natural beauty. The most renowned She Inkstone is Jinxing Inkstone, which is counted as the representative of Shexian Inkstone. It is high in hardness and easy to wash. She Inkstone is presented as national gift to foreign friends by Chinese leaders for several times.

Anhui Carvings

Carvings of Anhui are well-known since ancient times in China. The Four Anhui Carvings refers to brick-carving, timber-carving, stone-carving and bamboo-carving, which enjoys a history of more than 400 years. Carvings in Anhui are applied as decoration for architectures like dwelling, ancestral hall, temple and garden. Such handicrafts as furniture, pen container and fruit plate are decorated with the four carvings as well. Anhui carving began in Song Dynasty and prospered in Qing dynasty. Anhui carving is highlighted by the sophisticated hollowing-out skills of carvers, which hosts trees, mountains, pavilions, people, bird and animals in a picture, well-interspersed in layout and lifelike in appearance.

Where to Buy in Huangshan

Since counties and towns in Huangshan City are not large enough, big shopping streets and malls are unavailable in these areas. As for downtown of Huangshan, there are some bustling streets available for shopping-lovers, such as Tunxi Old Street, Trade Mart and New Street and the likes. However, Tunxi Old Street is the most well-worthy for visitors, where the traditional folk flavor of Anhui people is strongly-pervaded.

Shopping Streets in Huangshan

Tunxi Old Street Address: Tunxi District, Huangshan City

Huangshan New Street Address: Xianren Cave North Road, Huangshan City

Department Store in Huangshan

Huangshan Baida Department Store Address: Xin’an North Street, Tunxi District, Huangshan City

Commercial Shopping Center Address: Yan’an Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan City

Supermarkets in Huangshan

Shanghai Jiadeli Supermarket of Huangshan Branch Address: Huangshan East Road, Tunxi district, Huangshan City
Hejiafu Suppermarket Address: Xin’an South Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan City
Taikelong Suppermarket Address: Qianyuan North Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan City

Huangshan Maps