Luxury Huangshan Tours
Huangshan - 黄山, is a breathtakingly beautiful place to enjoy. The traditional villages and natural scenic delights surrounding Yellow Mountain retain their historic attraction for visitors from around the Globe. China Culture Tour offers Huangshan Highlights tours, hiking tours and side tours from Shanghai, Hangzhou or Suzhou and these can be customized to your personal requirements.
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Introduction to Huangshan-Yellow Mountain
Huangshan (Yellow) Mount, Huangshan City boasts 3 districts, 4 counties and Mount Huangshan Scenery Area, have a total area of 9,807 square kilometers and a population of 1.47 million. The history of the city dates back to 2,200 years ago. In the Song Dynasty, the name of the place changed to Hui Zhou, since then successful traders and dealers have brought glory to the region. Many wealthy executives began building lavish houses in their hometowns. That is now we can see the ancient villages of Yi County and She County.
Classic Attractions in Huangshan
Hongcun Village is located in the Yixian County of Anhui Province. It is one of the representative ancient villages in the southern region of Anhui Province. First, it was built in 1131 A.D., the village now has a history of almost 1,000 years. The ancient Hongcun villagers adopted “bionics” to the design of buildings and constructed a cattle-shaped village and man-made water system that has been called, “a uniqueness of China”. The bird’s eye view of the village resembles a large buffalo perking its head and lifting its legs. This can be said as one of the wonders in the history of construction. Today, the water system, streets, folk houses and even interior arrangements of the village are completely preserved in their primitive condition from the past.
The Best Time to Visit Huangshan
The scenery in Huangshan is a feast for the eyes regardless of seasonal changes. It has a lot to offer in any weather.
Spring: If you visit Huangshan in the spring, you’ll get a change to witness the blossoming flowers in various colors, greenish-blue budding shoots of the pine trees as well as singing birds in the extending mountains.
Summer: There is a summer resort for you to stay at to avoid the scorching heat and enjoy recreational activities of all kinds. Additionally, you’ll be amazed by the strange shape of old pine trees and sea of clouds in the summer.
Autumn: The old pine trees, grotesque rock formations, red maple trees and yellow chrysanthemums in autumn won’t fail to attract visitors.
Winter: Dancing snowflakes and frosted pine trees are charming and attractive.
In Huangshan, you can appreciate the strange shape of old pine trees and grotesque rock formations on sunny days, observe the changeable sea of clouds on cloudy days, search deep into the trickling streams and splashing cascades in rainy days, watch frosted trees on snowy days and listen to resounding echoes of the pine trees from deserted valleys in windy days.
Recommended scenic areas: Tiandu Peak, Paiyun Pavilion, Feicui Valley, Welcoming Pine Trees
Gorgeous snowscape: Although the peak time for visiting Huangshan is from April to November, many visitors regard winter as the season when Huangshan is exceptionally beauty. Winter in Huangshan lasts quite long. It starts to snows as early as in October and welcomes most of its snowfalls in December, January and February, which is the best time for you to visit Huangshan in winter.
Generally, you can appreciate the snow landscape as early as in late October. If it doesn’t snow, you can still see the frosted pine trees. Sharing similarities with snows, frosts cover trees, rocks and houses, creating a world full of crystals. The frosts have more to offer as they are whiter, brighter and more magnificent than the snows.
Winter is also the season when a sea of clouds commonly seen. Sometimes, a sea of clouds linger as long as three days. However, you should notice that Tiandu Peak and Baiyun Stream are off limits to visitors in the winter.
Recommended scenic areas: Qingliang Terrace, Shixin Peak, Yuping Mansion, Guangming Peak, Feilai Rock Formation, Shuangshan Hot Spring
Climate: It rains a lot in Huangshan, so cloudy days are predominant. Its annual average temperature is 7.8℃ with most of its rainfalls from April to June. In the hot spring area that is 630 meters above the sea level, the average temperature in the summer is 25℃ and the average temperature in winter is above 0℃.
The Culture of Huangshan
The Hui (short for Anhui) culture is rich and profound. It’s one of China’s three regional cultures, particularly Tibetology, which is the study of Dunhuag and study of Anhui. It covers fields including philosophy, classics, history, medicine, science and arts.
Intangible Cultural Heritages in Anhui
Huangmei Opera came from Huangmei, Hubei Province. It was originally known as Huangmei Tune or Caicha (tea-picking) Opera. It is now popular in Anqing City in Anhui Province, and Huangmei County in Hubei Province.
Safety and Healthcare
Sight-seeing: Sight-seeing while walking can easily distract your attention. So, to avoid injury you should follow these rules: no walking while sight-seeing and no sight-seeing while walking, along with not lingering.
Outpatient services are available in Beihai Hotel and Yuping Mansion. Stretchers are also available if you have difficulty walking down the mountain. If an emergency should happen, there is a hospital at the foot of the mountain.
Tips for Traveling
Due to historical reasons, three similar names came into being after the founding of the city, particularly the City of Huangshan (Tunxi), Huangshan District (Taiping County) and Huangshan Scenic Area (Tangkou). It’s necessary for you to distinguish the three names below:
The City of Huangshan was called Huizhou in the past. It is called Tunxi today, it’s the political and cultural center of the whole city. It is also the south gate into the city.
Shopping in Huangshan
Huangshan was a prefecture of Huizhou in the past. Thus, it boasts time-honored culture and tradition of doing business. Meanwhile, they enjoy favorable natural conditions. As a result, visitors to Huangshan cannot miss the local handcrafts or healthy specialties.
When it comes to souvenirs, the primary choice for you are Maofeng tea leaves as well as inks and ink stones (two of the four stationary treasures of the Chinese study), which enjoy a nationwide reputation.
Recreation in Huangshan
Recreational activities in Huangshan vary. Apart from enjoying the hot springs, experiencing the temple fairs by the rivers and going on a cruise in the local-style boats, you can also enjoy local special night activities have to offer, particularly to the local Hui opera performances in the newly-opened Xiangming Opera House.
A Brief Introduction to the Local Delicacies
Huangshan dishes are a part of Anhui cuisine. Anhui dishes are characterized with frying, stewing, steaming and arts of blending. They attach great importance to the time of cooking and promote original tastes. Generally, people add a lot of oil to dishes. The dishes are also rich in color.
Visitors to Huangshang should definitely taste the local special dish “fragrant mandarin fish,” which is blended with fresh or dried bamboo shoots.
You can taste local delicacies in Yanxi Street and Tunxi Old Street in Tangkou Town or in Mt. Huang.
Luxury Hotels in Huangshan
Crowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng
Crowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng is an international hotel in charge of InterContinental Group. Located at the heart of downtown Huangshan, the hotel is next to Xin’an River. It has enticing scenery and a favorable geographic location. It’s only a 5-minute drive to the old downtown and 15-minute drive to the airport.