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Enjoy Hiking in Huangshan

 2014-03-29    Yan    Tours    Huangshan    3009  

Declared as a "site of scenic beauty and historic interest" by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Huangshan was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 for its scenery and for its role as a habitat for rare and threatened species.

Much of Huangshan's reputation derives from its significance in Chinese art and literature. In addition to inspiring poets such as Li Bai, Huangshan and the scenery therein has been the frequent subject of poetry and artwork, especially Chinese ink painting and, more recently, photography. Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. Huangshan was formed approximately 100 million years ago and gained its unique rock formations in the Quaternary Glaciation.

The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly shaped granite peaks, Huangshan Pine trees, and views of the clouds touching the mountainsides for more than 200 days out of the year. One writer remarked on the view of the clouds from Huangshan as follows: To enjoy the magnificence of a mountain, you have to look upwards in most cases.

To enjoy Mount Huangshan, however, you've got to look downward. The mountaintops often offer views of the clouds from above, known as the Sea of Clouds or "Huangshan Sea" because of the cloud's resemblance to an ocean, and many vistas are known by names such as "North Sea" or "South Sea." Huangshan is also known for its stone steps, carved into the side of the mountain, of which there may be more than 60,000 throughout the area. The date at which work on the steps began is unknown, but they have been said to be over 1,500 years old.

The area is also host to notable light effects, such as the renowned sunrises. Watching the sunrise is considered a "mandatory" part of visiting the area. A phenomenon known as Buddha's Light is also well-known and, on average, Buddha's Light only appears a couple of times per month. In addition, Huangshan has multiple hot springs, most of them located at the foot of the Purple Cloud Peak. The water stays at 42 °C all year and has a high concentration of carbonates, and is said to help prevent skin, joint, and nerve illness.

In addition, it is known as the treasure land of animals and plants.

The area has also been a location for scientific research because of its diversity of flora and wildlife. There are more than 3,000 kinds of plants and more than 490 species of wild animals here. Many of them are so precious that they are under state-level protection. There are also more than 30 kinds of well-known tea brands both at home and abroad, including Maofeng Tea, Taiping Houkui Tea, Qimen Black Tea and Tunxi Green Tea.

The area has also been a location for scientific research because of its diversity ofYou should not miss the local delicious food and special cuisine there. flora and wildlife. Popular local products are nice for you to buy when traveling there, such as the chrysanthemum flowers, Santan loquats, Huizhou Chinese torreya, gyrophora and She County kumquat. Wan'an compasses and Huizhou carving on wood, bamboo and brick are well-known traditional handcrafts.

Mount Huangshan Winter Photo 5 Days Tour

We have Mount Huangshan Tours every week. In January and February, tours are available every Monday except Chinese New Year Holiday Period.   We also have good price hotel rate in Huangshan area at the best money value deal.

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