During a business trip to China a few years ago, I made a brief visit to Huangshan after reading that it had become a favourite getaway for hikers, trekkers and nature lovers. Huangshan or Yellow Mountain which is located in the southern part of Anhui Province, is a fascinating place of attraction that is worth anyone's time. From the unique rock formations to steaming hot springs, ancient pine trees to endless sea of clouds, I was totally captivated by the wonders of this place.
Climbing up the mountain can be a challenging yet daunting task which takes about 3 hours. As the hike up was incredibly long and strenuous, we took the cable car to the top of the mountain, stayed overnight and walked down the mountain the following day. Alternatively, you can take the good old-fashioned way depending on your level of fitness and tolerance for crowds. Trust me, the hike wasn't the easiest thing in the world, with lots of steep pathways.
No matter what route you take, you will discover amazing rocks, beautiful pine trees and wonderful views. I felt content for having seen as much as there was to see in Huangshan.
Apparently, the scenes from the Oscar award movie 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' were partly shot here.
There are a total of 72 peaks in all. Interestingly enough, these mountains with unique rock formations are given fanciful names after some creature or figure they resemble.
It was just an amazing experience being able to see so much beauty in the unexpected.
Have a great weekend and happy photo hunting!
First Commenter - Sue