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
Wow! These are terrific pics for the theme, and what an awe inspiring place! Happy photo hunting!ReplyDelete
I've heard so much about Huangshan... yet to visit it. It's beautiful!ReplyDelete
Hey! They sure look like those in typical Chinese brush painting. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Wow! The view is simply breathtaking.ReplyDelete
Hmm... I wonder if I'm fit enough for the trek to the top. :)
Thanks so much for taking us on this wondrous tour of the incredible and beautiful rock formations.ReplyDelete
Those are simply beautiful rocks. Exactly like the chinese water paintings. So inspiring XDReplyDelete
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Stunning images. Oh I am so envious of your trip.ReplyDelete
These are simply amazing shots for this theme, what a wonderful place to visit.ReplyDelete
Happy weekend to you.
Wow that is such a beautiful place. I think I would chosse the cable car too but it looks like an amazing place to visit! Happy weekendReplyDelete
What beautiful landscapes! I'd like to see that part of the world someday.ReplyDelete
The rockscape is truly magnificent with it's grandeur and form. It was a good decision to check out this place when you were there. These are nature's wonders that we don't get to see on a regular basis.ReplyDelete
Have a pleasant weekend dear!
Wow! You went to China for Business? You are a businesswoman? Hehe :D Huangshan? Never heard of it but I bet it must be a breathtaking place to be right?ReplyDelete
Hmm....from your photos, I think these scenery always appear in movies and drama right? Because it is unique. I personally love the 3rd photo. OMG! So gorgeous.ReplyDelete
All in all there are 72 peaks? My...that is a lot. I thought only a few. And they are named after creatures? But there are 72 of them o. Haha :DReplyDelete
Looks like I place I would love to visit and hike in. Amazing shots!ReplyDelete
Huge rocks! Like the ones in Chinese paintings eh?ReplyDelete
Great series of rock photos:) Very nice job!ReplyDelete
wow - that's so beautiful (Such a beautiful place!)ReplyDelete
Simply breathtaking view!ReplyDelete
Ahhh, nature's beauty indeed! Such a serene place!ReplyDelete
Great pictures. Would love to go there some day. How easy would it be to travel around there on one's own and without knowledge of Chinese??ReplyDelete
You are very talented -- I think these do look like the movie CTHDReplyDelete
and the Dragon Fly below is just so special
What a nice view!!ReplyDelete
Great take on this week's theme. :)
Such fabulous rocks there. great choice for the theme.ReplyDelete
Very beautiful :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful landscape, I love these high rocky mountains. Very interesting for me to see some from China !ReplyDelete
Wow! What can I say - another amazing place to think about. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
For my fitness level now, I think I will choose the cable too. The view is truly awesome.ReplyDelete
Absolutely amazing photo shares!!! That last photo is just awe inspiring.ReplyDelete
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How breath taking your photos are! They just capture the beauty of the rocks. And how peaceful one must feel being there.ReplyDelete
My rocks are here.
The landscape is so beautiful. I really like the one with the trees growing out of the craggy sides.ReplyDelete
Wow! This place is so beautiful! I am sure I will love to be there!ReplyDelete
Climbing mountains? I have not even attempted our very own Mount Kinabalu! Haha!ReplyDelete
Will be going to Guilin, China in 2 weeks time! Hope to see beautiful sceneries there! : )ReplyDelete
These are huge rocks, larger than boulders, these are gigantic mountains of rock. Very nice photos.ReplyDelete
Just beautiful! You grabbed some amazing shots here! Thanks for visiting me!ReplyDelete
so beautiful. i wonder if the scenery would still be the ame in 20 years time.ReplyDelete
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