Mount Huangshan

Mount Huangshan, or the Yellow Mountain is located in southern Anhui Province of China. It covers an area of 1,200 square kilometers, of which 160.6 square kilometers are main scenic area. The mountain has 72 strangely shaped peaks, of which Celestial Capital Peak, Lotus Peak and Bright Summit are all over 1,800 m above sea level with the impact of abrupt shooting majesty, grandeur, and delicate grace.

The pines on the mountain are tall and have fascinating shapes. The famous Greeting Guests Pine (1, 500 years old) and See-Guest-Off Pine have become a symbol of being faithful, unyielding and hospitable. More than 200 days each year on Mt. Huangshan are misty and cloudy. The vapors coagulate to form a sea of clouds. As the clouds cloak the mountain, they give a feeling of being in fairyland.

Rock Flying From Afar - Huangshan Mountain

Mt. Huangshan holds the charms of all other famous mountains in China, and claims to be "the most spectacular mountain in the world". It is as magnificent as Mt Taishan, precipitous as Mt. Huashan, graceful as Mt. Emei, and has the misty cloud of Mt. Hengshan, the delicate rocks of Mt. Yandang, and the pouring waterfalls of Mt. Lushan. Xu Xia Ke, the famous traveler and geologist of Ming Dynasty, visited Mt. Huangshan twice and praised that "Once on top of Mt. Huangshan, one finds no other match - This is the acme!" and soon after, there is the saying "Trips to the Five Sacred Mountains render trips to other mountains unnecessary, and a trip to Huangshan renders trips to the Five Sacred Mountains unnecessary".

Yellow Mountain Sunrise

Mt. Huangshan has more than 1,000 famous attractions, of which 140 have been developed and opened to tourists. Mt Huangshan is an integrated scenic zone with all the rare beauties of peaks, rocks, pines, clouds and springs, particularly reputed for its four wonders of strange pines, grotesque rocks, sea of clouds, and hot springs. There are not only 2 lakes, 3 waterfalls, 16 springs, and 24 streams that add a charm to each other, but also the ancient traces of Quaternary glaciers found by China's distinguished geologist Li Si Guang. The mountain is abundant with native plants and animal resources, and the wealth of water potentials provide the mountain with an additional amazing beauty. 

Apart from the miraculous views of the natural landscape, the sites of human culture in Mt. Huangshan are even more quantitative and brilliant. The broadminded mountain has accepted and melted together in itself the cultural ideologies and events of all times and classes, and formed the distinctive culture of its own. It is the cradle of the influential school of landscape painting, and it preserves over 200 sites of delicate cliff inscriptions of the past times.

Welcome Pine in snow - Mt. Huanghan

In December of 1990, UNESCO included Mt Huangshan on their World Heritage List as a property of the world, for both its natural and cultural values. In February 2004, Mt. Huangshan National Geopark was approved by UNESCO as a site of the World Geological Parks on its list of World Network of Geoparks.

West Sea Grand Canyon Huangshan Mountain

Famous Attractions in Mount Huangshan

Cloud Valley Scenic Area: Cloud Valley Temple, Arhats Peak, Clear Pond Peak, Eyebrow Peak, Incense Burner Peak, Qianchi Waterfall, Jadeite Valley, Nine Dragons Waterfall

Hot Spring Scenic Area: Mercy Light Temple, Inverted "V" Waterfall, Drunken Rock, Mountain Waist Temple

Pine Valley Scenic Area: Jadeite Pond, Hibiscus Valley, Pine Valley Nunnery, Five Dragons Pond

North Sea Scenic Area: White Goose Hill, White Cloud Stream, Rock That Flying from Afar, Scholar Peak, Bright Summit, Alchemy Peak, Dreamy Flowery Writing Brush, Dispelling Clouds Pavilion, Lion Peak, Beginning to Believe Peak, Flower Scattering Basin

Jade Screen Scenic Area: Turtle Peak, Lotus Peak, Squirrel Skipping to The Celestial Capital, Celestial Capital Peak, Traces of Quaternary Glacier in Mt. Huangshan, Heaven Sea, Greeting Guests Pine, Jade Screen Peak

Beginning-to-Believe Peak