Mt. Huangshan

Mt. Huangshan, Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan, the one famous among all Chinese and even some foreigners and featuring with its beautiful sceneries locates in Anhui Province in southern China. It's part of China Nanling Mountains, the whole mountain area covers about 1,200 square kilometers. The middle part of Huangshan Mountains is the best.

Huangshan in China was originally called Yi Shan before the Tang Dynasty. Yi means black, because the mountain rocks take the color of black, so the ancients named it from this. According to the legendary, ancestors of the Chinese people Yellow Emperor, in his completion of the unification of the Central Plains and creation of civilization of China, he arrived here to pick herbals and make pills for immortality. He bathed in hot springs, and thus got enlightened and rise to the level of God. The famous Tang Dynasty Emperor Li Longji strongly believed this legendary and issued an idect to announce that the mount. will be renamed Huangshan, after the name of Yellow Emperor, meaning that the mountain is the Yellow Emperor's Hill. Since then, the name of Huangshan appeared.

Huangshan is stunning and also can be said as a Medicine Hill. Get on it and see it in all aspects, you'll feel life is indeed a great pleasure. In the long geological history, the endless nature of the shape of the Huangshan stunning charisma and all sorts of strange landscapes have been attracting millions of visitors from home and abroad.

Mt. Huangshan
First feature lies on the Mt.Huangshan are its unique mountain peaks. All the peaks are amazing, each with characteristics and charm. No practice figure showing how many peaks it exactly owns. 36 major peaks are named in history. More than 80 peaks in the vast majority of the high altitude are above 1,000 meters, the highest peak is called Lotus Peak (1864 meters), followed by Guangming Ding Peak (1841 meters), and with Tiandu Feng Peak ranked the third (1829.5 meters). Huangshan is a worth-visiting place with all the lovely sceneries.

Speaking of Huangshan's four features, the first is Qisong (fantastic pine trees). The trees own very strong vitality, you can not help but met amazingly. In general, where the soil in which vegetation and crops might not grow, Huangshan pine trees are able to grow, even from the hard rock in the Huanggang, the trees strived to grow strongly as well. In Mt.Huangshan, growth of pine trees is everywhere, either on the peaks of their long, sheer cliffs, or in the deep mountain glens, they are still lush and vibrant. For thousands of years, even they were sometimes squeezed out of the rocks, but still not afraid of barren, drought, rain and snow, growing healthily and vibrantly. Secondly, the Huangshan pine also surprises us with its unique natural shape. Generally speaking, the Huangshan pine is in a high density with dark green color. Bending branches of health and flat crown show a simple, sound and powerful momentum; According to their different appearances and charm, people appropriately named them with their natural elegance and other interesting names, such as the Welcome Pine tree, black tiger pine, crouching dragon pine and dragon paw pine tree…They are the representatives of Huangshan unique or strange pine trees.

Mt. Huangshan
Unique or strange rocks, is another Huangshan absolutely beautiful feature. In Huangshan, it's able to see the strange odd-shaped rocks almost everywhere, the appearance of these rocks are different, some are like people, some have reflected some Chinese traditional myths, legends and historical stories, all vivid, lively and interesting. Among them, some are of higher visibility, like "flying stone," and "immortal play", "magpie boarding plum tree," "monkeys " and "immortal drying boots" Some of these are in the shape of monsters, some are oppositely delicate; some are like independent "kings", some skillfully combined with the pine trees…

Besides the sea of clouds is the third feature. Though on some other famous mountains in China we can also see the sea of clouds, but no one can match with that of Huangshan, as for its spectacular sea of clouds and endless changes. There is another name of Huangshan, called the "Yellow Sea." It really worth while the name with the support of history. In Ming Dynasty, a famous expert live in Huangshan for decades, wrote a book of 60 volumes of Tai Butou –in which Huangshan Mountain was called "Yellow Sea." Some of Huangshan Scenic Spot, hotels and the naming of many landscape, with a special word of "sea" or some similar in between; and the landscape of cloud surrounding the mountain also looks like sea, so these have proved that the "Yellow Sea" is the real and matching name.

Mt. Huangshan
Finally, the hot springs, in ancient times it's known as Tang Quan (Soup Spring), emitted from the Purple Stone cracks. After the Hot Springs area is the southern gateway into Huangshan .Spa has adequate water, with a temperature maintained at 42 degrees all year around and good quality. Good to the human bodies, it contains useful minerals which has some medical values, and owns good effects for physical problems such as skin diseases, rheumatism and digestive system diseases etc.

In addition to the "four features", Huangshan Falls, sunrise and sunset, are also very spectacular and charming.

Huangshan four distinct seasons: spring  with a high density of greens and colorful flowers ; cool summer time with water falls ; autumn day owns dense fog and dark red maple trees; winter is snow-wrapped and ice-build. Huangshan is indeed an unbeatable mountain in China.

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