Clouds surrounding the peaks of the Yellow Mountains (also known as Huangshan)

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About Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Widely thought of as the most beautiful mountain in China, Huangshan (the Yellow Mountain)is an absolute must-see for anyone travelling through China. Its sheer, rugged slopes are a breathtaking sight and while the ascent is certainly a challenge, the feeling upon reaching the summit is incomparable. The vistas over the gorges and ravines are unparalleled in beauty and the sight of the tips of the surrounding mountains, peeking out over the perpetual fog, as if they were floating, makes you feel as though you've been transported to another world.

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Covered in thick pine trees, the mountains reach a height of over 1800m. It is said that in total there are around 60,000 steps that lead to the peak. Along the way hikers will get a chance to see the aptly named greeting guest pine, a 10m tall tree that has grown into the shape of a huge man with an outstretched hand. At the foot of the mountain are some natural hot springs, which are ideal for soaking in after the long hike to the top of the mountain. Discovered over a thousand years ago, they are said to have made the Yellow Emperor younger after he bathed in them.

The town of Huangshan itself also has some points of interest. Thanks to its enviable location it has seen a boom in tourism as more and more people flock to the region in order to leave some footprints on the Yellow Mountain. The town has several ancient streets that are worth discovering as they contain some stunning example of architecture from former dynasties. Calligraphy sets and other beautiful items are made locally here and can be bought to take home.

Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) Tours

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Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) Hotels

If you are planning a Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Huangshan Golf Hotel Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Huangshan Golf hotel is an elegant, modern hotel with spacious rooms offering spectacular 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 also boasts an indoor swimming pool, tennis court and sauna where guests can while away the hours in the evening. The hotel is ideally located on the golf course in Tunxi District two km away from the airport.

Huangshan International Hotel Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Huangshan International is a stylish hotel with exquisitely manicured gardens, overlooking the Henjiang River. The guestrooms are spacious and well-decorated and equipped with internet access. When it comes to dining, guests can indulge in some delicious Chinese cuisine in one of the hotel's several restaurants. The Huangshan International Hotel is just 4km from the airport and 2km from the railway station. Free pick ups from the airport are available.

Huangshan Xuan Yuan International hotel Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Xuan Yuan International is a modern, luxurious hotel with good-sized and well-appointed rooms and excellent facilities including a sauna and indoor swimming pool. The restaurant within the complex serves a sumtuous breakfast buffet as well as a range of local dishes throughout the day. The hotel is located in the Huangshan District on the northern side of mountains, close to the popular Taiping Lake. The hotel also has a free bike rental service, enabling visitors to easily explore the region.

Shilin Hotel Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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, where guests can relax after a day of hiking. There is also an onsite restaurant that serves meal both in a buffet style and a la carte. The hotel is situated at the foot of Lion Peak and a 10 minute walk from the sunrise observation site.

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Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

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