Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
Considered the most beautiful mountain in China, Yellow Mountain or Huangshan is one of a range of 72 peaks in the south of Anhui Province. Set amidst rural landscapes and with slopes clad in pine forests, the ethereal scenery is nothing short of breathtaking. It’s said that once you’ve ascended the peaks, you’ll never want to climb another mountain, such is its beauty. The experience is staggeringly scenic, with pinnacles emerging from thick bamboo forests and exposed rock faces dotted with conifers. Frequently shrouded in mist, the many peaks appear to float on clouds.
Huangshan’s landscape has left an indelible impression on Chinese painters, and your local Chinese restaurant may have some Chinese landscape paintings of the mountain gracing the walls. Steps have been neatly carved into the mountain, which rises to 1,870m, for those that want to walk the easier eastern route, though there is a return cable-car journey to the scenic area.
As a pilgrimage site that has attracted emperors and party leaders alike, Huangshan is regarded as sacred in China. Likened to adherents of the Muslim faith making a pilgrimage to Mecca for Haj, indeed, it is the ambition of every Chinese to conquer Huangshan at least once in their lifetime. As such, the crowds are healthy. However, nature is never far away, ready and waiting to reassert itself with the offer of a stunning vista.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to China
Tailormade Holidays to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
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The Huangshan Golf hotel is an elegant, modern hotel with spacious rooms offering views over the golf course and of the scenery beyond. The hotel is home to three restaurants serving a variety of local and international cuisine, and the hotel also boasts an indoor swimming pool, tennis court and sauna.
The Huangshan International is a stylish hotel with manicured gardens overlooking the Henjiang River. The guestrooms are well-decorated and equipped with internet access and the hotel has several restaurants specialising in Chinese cuisine.
The Xuan Yuan International is a modern luxury hotel with good-sized and well-appointed rooms and good facilities including a number of restaurants, sauna and indoor swimming pool. The rooms are elegantly decorated in warm earthy tones, combining luxury and comfort.
Surrounded by mountains and pine trees, the Shilin Hotel enjoys a scenic location and offers guests a selection of fine services and facilities. The guestrooms are practical and comfortable with added extras including internet access. The hotel is equipped with a recreational centre featuring a sauna.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
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