This is why Huangshan should be your next trip

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There is a legend about the lover locks on Mt. Huangshan. 


Huangshan, known as 'the loveliest mountain of China', was acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history (e.g. the Shanshui 'mountain and water' style of the mid-16th century). Today it holds the same fascination for visitors, poets, painters and photographers who come on pilgrimage to the site, which is renowned for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of a sea of clouds.

There is a legend...

A long time ago, a beautiful girl fell in love with a poor young man, but her father didn't want her daughter to live a poor life. The father let his daughter marry a rich man. On the day of the wedding, the poor young man stole the girl and they ran away to the Huangshan Mountain. In that situation, they held hands and jumped into the deep cliff.

If you have a chance to climb Mt. Huangshan, do not miss the scenery.
Lots of lover locks which record thousands of couples' forever love.

Their love is locked, because they threw two keys that can open the lock into the deep gulf. Lost forever...


It can boast not only of its magnificence but also its abundant resources and great variety of zoological species, for which it has been listed as a World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site.

Recommended Time for a Visit:

two or three nights

Best times and locations to see the sunrise

The best east-facing viewing areas are Dawn Pavilion, Refreshing Platform, Lion Peak, Rosy Clouds Peak, Bright Peak Summit, Jade Screen Peak, Lotus Blossom Peak and Heavenly Capital Peak; best times to view a sunrise:
Spring ---- 05:30-06:00
Summer ---- 04:40-05:10
Fall ---- 04:50-05:20
Winter ---- 05:30-06:00

Best times and viewing areas to see sunglow:

Before and after sunrise is the best time to see sunglow. As with viewing the sunrise, you should be in position early.

Best times and viewing areas to see seas of clouds:
From September to May is the best season for cloud viewing, especially on a clear day after rainy or snowy weather. Seas of clouds are infrequent in summer. To best experience the beauty of seas clouds, tourists should change their viewing locations points according to the height of clouds.

Admission Fee:

CNY 230 (Mar. 1-Nov.30);

CNY 150 (Dec.1-Feb.28 or 29 the next year)
Children below 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) or 6 years old are free of charge.


How to get to this scenic area from nearby cities

Visitors from Hefei, Nanjing and Anqing

From Shanghai
By Air 

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport has a flight in the afternoon, at 14:20 and arriving in Huangshan Airport at 15:25. Take no. 19 bus to the city's Passenger Transport Terminal (also called Tunxi Bus Station) located at no. 31 Qiyun Avenue. There are regular buses to the scenic area. The most convenient way is Taxi. The total fare is about CNY 180 from the airport and CNY 200 from the airport. It takes around 1 to 1.5 hours.

By Train 

Passengers can take a bullet train from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Huangshan North Railway Station. The travel time is about 4.5 hours and it costs CNY505.5 for a first class seat and CNY 304 for a second class seat. When arriving, change to North Station Special Bus Line, Sightseeing Special Line or taxis in the front square to the resort.

By Bus 


limb Yellow Mountain

Climbing Yellow Mountain For the morning buses, visitors had better go to the bus station for ticket one day in advance. There are also buses here to Tunxi, passing Yixian and Shexian counties. The ticket price is a bit cheaper and it takes about 5.5 hours. Visitors can choose where to go first.

From Hangzhou
By Bus - There is no train or airplane from Hangzhou. Bus seems to be the only and easiest way to get there. Hangzhou West Bus Station has about six direct buses every day, leaving at 08:00, 09:50, 10:50, 12:40, 14:10 and 15:10. It takes about 4 hours and costs about CNY 96 to 115 to get to the destination.
By Train - Take a bullet train from Hangzhou East Railway Station to Huangshan North Railway Station. The travel time is about 3.5 hours and a second class seat costs CNY 231. Upon arrival, change to North Station Special Bus Line, Sightseeing Special Line or taxis in the front square to the resort.

From Qiandao Lake (Thousand Islets Lake)
By Bus - Everyday, there are two blue New National Express buses to Qiandao Lake at 06:20 and 13:30 and back to here at 07:10 and 14:30. The bus fare is CNY 80. It needs around 4 hours.
By Ferry - Take ferry at Qiandaohu Passenger Transport Center to Shendu Ferry Wharf. Then take bus to Huangshan. It takes hours on the ferry, so it is better to choose bus. To Qiandao Lake, visitors can try the ferry to see the scenery of the lake. No need to take the cruise boat after getting to the lake area. It saves some money.

From Hefei
By Air - Hefei Xinqiao International Airport has one flight in the morning, at 08:15 and arriving at 09:15. After arriving, take no.19 bus to reach the passenger transport terminal on Qiyun Avenue and take regular buses to the scenic area from there. Or take a taxi from the airport.
By Bus - there are six buses from Hefei East Bus Station to the scenic area, which depart at 07:40, 09:20, 10:40, 13:15, 13:43 and 14:40. The bus fare is CNY 88 or 98. It takes around 4 hours.
By Train - Since the opening of Beijing-Hefei-Fuzhou High Speed Train, passengers can easily get to Huangshan North Railway Station by bullet train from Hefei South Railway Station. The travel time is about 1.5 to 2 hours and it costs about CNY140.5 for a second class seat and CNY 236.5 for a first class seat. When arriving, passengers can take North Station Special Bus Line, Sightseeing Special Line or taxis in the front square to the resort.

From Nanjing
By Bus - There is one bus from Nanjing East Long Distance Bus Station. It departs at 14:10. The bus fare is CNY94. Another two buses depart from Nanjing South Coach Station, 07:00 and 11:50. It costs CNY 105 per person.
By Train - there are seven trains from Nanjing Railway Station. However, visitors may take K8419 (00:25-07:11), K45 (01:29-07:32) and 7101 (06:00-14:42). When they arrive, they still can take minibus to the resort directly.

From Wuhan
By Bus - There are two buses from Fujiapo Long Distance Bus Station, 09:30 and 17:20. It takes around 8 hours. Another two buses leave from Jinjiadun Long Distance Bus Station, 07:40 and 16:20. The whole bus journey is around 10 hours. The bus fares are CNY 235 and CNY248.



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