Huangshan city is located in eastern China. It is very convenient for you to get there by taking a speed train from Hangzhou or Shanghai for around 2-3 hours. People are attracted to the glorious natural landscape in Mount Huangshan, which is listed in both World Natural and Cultural Heritage. Besides that, Huangshan city is the important birthplace of Hui-Culture, such as Huizhou architecture, Huizhou sculpture, Xin'an painting, and Xin'an medicine.
The historical human culture makes your traveling days even more interesting. Like the ancient villages – Xidi and Hongcun – which display the characteristics of Huizhou architecture and sculpture. Having a go at making traditional handicrafts, and trying Hui cuisine (which is one of the eight major cuisines in China) are activities which are well worth a try.
Here are some sample tours in Huangshan or you can click here to make your own trip.
There is an old saying in China that no mountains can compare to the Five Great Mountains while the Yellow Mountains is way beyond them. Listed in the World Heritage – Mixed Property explains how important it is. There are rich plant and animal resources in the mountains, and you can take a deep breath of the negative oxygen ions in the air.
The Yellow Mountains have undergone a long period of orogeny and crustal uplift as well as glaciation and weathering to form its unique peak forest structure. Spending one night on it, you will have enough time to extend your pace to the Xihai Grand Canyon which is grand, strange and spectacular.
The natural resource of the Yellow Mountains is a gift from Mother Nature while the profound history and culture need the efforts of human beings and a long time to accumulate. On this three-day tour, you will have time to visit another World Cultural Heritage – Hongcun Village, apart from the Yellow Mountains.
Huangshan, named Huizhou in ancient times, is the hometown of the Huizhou merchants. You will walk along the ancient path that many Huizhou merchants in the past tread with their footsteps, and was prosperous at that time, connecting two famous ancient villages – Hongcun Village and Xidi Village.
Huizhou was renamed Huangshan in 1987. It is a valuable place for foreign students to explore the ancient Chinese culture that dates back thousands of years. Huizhou Ancient City and Chengkan Village can represent the urban and rural architecture at that time. The skills for making the Huizhou ink sticks and She ink-stones, and Huizhou bamboo carving are on the representative list of national intangible cultural heritage.