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Mount Huangshan

 Huangshan Attractions

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Introduction to Huangshan Mountain (黄山)

Huangshan Mountain was collectively known as Yishan which means Black Mountains during the Qin Dynasty (221 – 206 BC) due to its dark peaks. Then a follower of Taoism changed its name to Huangshan in June of the year 747. His decree was based on Taoist writings on Huang Di that the Yellow Emperor and ancestor to the Chinese nation and how he created his elixir of immortality on Huangshan. As set out in this Taoist volume, after working on a secret elixir for 480 years Huang Di took seven pills, achieved immortality and flew to Heaven.

Famous for its unique pines, geological formations, dream-like clouds and clear hot springs, Huangshan is known in China as "The Number One Mountain under Heaven." As an international eco-tourism point of interest, UNESCO listed the mountain as an official World Cultural Heritage Site in 1990. 

With close to eighty awe-inspiring peaks in excess of 1,000 meters tall, Huangshan is actually an entire range of mountains and valleys, sure to impress the dedicated outdoor tourist or those in search of China’s best mountain resorts. 

Owing to the peculiar terrain environment, Mt. Huangshan climate is marked by a vertical change, and the vertical distribution of vegetation is also distinctive: plants on the summit, on the middle levels and at the foot belong to the frigid, temperate and subtropical zones respectively. 

Huangshan Mountain occupies an important role in China's botanical research. You will find century-old pines, firs, ginkgoes, Chinese torreyas, Chinese sweet gums, nanmu, camphor woods and the precious Magua trees, remnants of the glacial era. There are more than 1,500 species of plants,  trees comprise of one third. 

There is a rich store of medicinal herbs with more than 300 kinds found at Huangshan Mountain. The most notable are glossy ganoderma ginseng, Chinese gold thread rhizome and Chinese cinnamon. The famous Maofeng Green Tea of  Huangshan Mountain is well known at home and abroad. 

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Huangshan City, the South of Anhui Province, China

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Main Sights

Huangshan Mountain

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Travel Information

Admission for Huangshan Mountain:

230 Yuan (Mar.1 – Nov. 30);

150 Yuan (Dec.1 – Feb. 28 or 29 of the next year);

Children below 1.2 meters or 6 years old free of charge.

Opening Hours: 6:30AM~4:30PM (Sunday – Friday); 6:00AM~4:30PM (Saturdays)

Facilities: cableways, restaurants, shops, hot spring spa.

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1. If you arrivel at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, you can take regular buses outside the airport to the scenic area.

2. The most convenient way is Taxi. The total fare is about 180 Yuan from the airport, which takes around 1 to 1.5 hours.

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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 2 days.

2. Huangshan Mountain may be closed down from time to time during peaks for biological protection. So please always refer to the latest news bulletins.

3. For smokers, please be aware that smoking is allowed only in certain places.

4. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.


Mount Huangshan Winter Photo 5 Days Tour

(We have Mount Huangshan Tours every week. In January and February 2016, tours are available every Monday except 8 Feb.  We also have good price hotel rate in Huangshan area at the best money value deal.)

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