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Huangshan Mountain

Huangshan Mountain, commonly known as Yellow Mountain outside China. It is located in Huangshan City, south of Anhui province. The mountain range measures 40 kilometers long from north to south, and 30 kilometers wide from west to east. It occupies a total area of 1,200 square kilometers with a core area of 160.6 square kilometers. It is situated at 118°01'—118°17' E, and 30°01'—30°18' N . The mountain is a landform typical of Mesozoic granite. Its highest peak, the Lotus Peak, rises 1,864 km above sea level. Officially designated as one of China’s top 10 scenic spots, it is the only one famous for mountain scenery. Huangshan Mountain can be regarded as an amalgamation of all the merits of other mountains: grand, steep, picturesque, and with a rich cultural heritage. Xu Xiake, a well-known geographer of the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644), once said, “When I have visited Huangshan Mountain, I don’t even wish to visit others.”

Mt. Huangshan, Yellow Mountain Tours

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Perfect Tour Packages To The Yellow Mountain     

2-Day Huangshan Photo Tour                  4-Day Yellow Mountain Tour                    7-Day Huangshan Hiking Tour

Blessed with a mild climate, Huangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) presents different scenery in four seasons. Its “four major wonders” are the uniquely shaped pines, oddly-shaped rocks, seas of clouds and hot springs, all of which are well known both inside and outside China. The abundant remains of glaciers and water resources, a geological structure unique to Huangshan Mountain, have produced such natural wonders as the Kuzhu Brook, Xiaoyao Brook, Renzi Waterfall. In addition, thanks to a complicated natural environment, Huangshan Mountain has a well-balanced ecosystem, thus becoming renowned as “a natural zoo and a botanical garden extremely rich in plant varieties”. The reason why this mountain is so well-known throughout the world is not only because of its natural beauty but also due to its time-honored culture. According to Huangshan Mountain Historical Records, Buddhism was introduced to Huangshan Mounain as early as in the Liusong reign period (420 – 479) of the Southern dynasty (420 – 479): and some 100 Buddhist temples were subsequently built in the mountain, including the Xiangfu Temple, Ciguang Temple, Cuiwei Temple and Zhibo Temple, which are so famous that they are known as the “four major temples in Huangshan Mountain”.

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In 1990, Huangshan Mountain was placed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO. The year 2004 saw it rated as one of the world’s geo-park, and in 2007 it was included in China’s first batch of AAAAA class tourism zones. Furthermore, it has been granted some other honors, such as a national forest park, and a national geological park. In fact, the natural and cultural tourism resources, all extremely abundant and colorful, have made this mountain a famous tourist attraction not just for Anhui but for the whole country at large. 

Questions & Comments

  • Charlie on April 27, 2018, 9:24 am

    Dear Britt,Huangshan Mt. is good for all four seasons, which features in different sceneries like flower in the spring, cloud in the summer, red leaves in the autumn and snow in the winter. The best month to take hiking tour there is April, May, September and October. We cann arrange both walking tour at Huangshan mountain and hiking trip along Xin'an River. Our travel expert will reach you soon via email to offer more details. - Charlie

  • Britt Madland on April 26, 2018, 11:06 pm

    Hi, I am interested in the 7 day hiking tour and wanted to check when is the best time to do this tour?

  • Jane Reesby on February 20, 2013, 6:45 am

    Hi I have walked the Yellow Mountain to view the sunrise and would dearly like to know how many steps I climbed up and down to get to the Bei Hai Hotel, also we walked up and down to go and view the 'Grand Canyon' so does anyone know how many steps we did for that excursion too? It was well worth it but VERY strenuous.

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