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The city of Huangshan is famous for the beautiful scenery of the Yellow Mountain and the ancient villages nearby. Usually, we suggest our clients stay 2-3 nights in Huangshan and take 2 days tours, the first day visiting the Yellow Mountain and Tunxi Old Street; the second day visiting the villages, such as Hongcun, Xidi, Chengkan, and Tangyue.

For luxury travelers, there some outstanding luxury hotels, such as Banyan Tree Huangshan, Tsingpu Retreat, Han Yue Lou Resort, etc.

For travelers interested in Buddhism, Mt. Jiuhuashan, one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains, is only 120 km away from Huangshan. And the local brand hotels, Han Yue Lou Resort, and Demaotang Hotel are excellent options for luxury travelers.
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Basic Information

Huangshan, literally meaning the Yellow Mountain(s), is a mountain range in southern Anhui Province in eastern China. It was originally called “Yishan”, and it was renamed because of a legend that Emperor Xuanyuan once made alchemy here. Vegetation on the range is thickest below 1,100 meters (3,600 ft), with trees growing up to the treeline at 1,800 meters (5,900 ft).

The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks, Huangshan pine trees, hot springs, winter snow, and the clouds’ views from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of China’s major tourist destinations.

Having at least 140 sections open to visitors, Huangshan is a major tourist destination in China. Huangshan City changed its name from Tunxi (屯溪) in 1987 to promote Huangshan tourism. In 2007 more than 1.5 million tourists visited the mountain. The city is linked by rail and by air to Shanghai and accessible from cities such as Hangzhou, Zhejiang, and Wuhu, Anhui.[26] Buses connect Huangshan City to the mountain base, where visitors can take a cable car or hike to the summit.

More than 50 kilometers of footpaths provide access to scenic areas for visitors and staffers of the facilities. Throughout the area, there are hotels and guest houses that accommodate overnight visitors, many of whom hike up the mountains, spend the night at one of the peaks to view the sunrise, and then descend by a different route the next day. The area is classified as an AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.

Source: Wikipedia