The great traveler of Ming Dynasty Xu Xiake once praised: "No mountain near or far is comparable to Mt. Huangshan, and after a visit to it, no other mountain is worth visiting." Mt. Huangshan (also named as Yellow Mountain) has acclaimed its fame through art and literature in Chinese history. There are also many ancient villages near Huangshan City which are still well-preserved, for example, Hongcun & Xidi villages.
Spend 3 days here to explore Mt. Huangshan's charm, and linger among the tranquil lanes of the ancient villages, and pay visits to the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street and the 200-year-old Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory. You'll find that you are so close to Nature and Culture!
Glorious sunrise/ sunset above a sea of clouds on Mt. Huangshan
Strolling leisurely in the tranquil ancient villages Hongcun & Xidi
Notice: Due to construction project of the telpher system, the West Sea Grand Canyon will be closed temporarily for safety reasons. Tour itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.
|Today's Activities||On your arrival in Huangshan City, our local guide will pick you up at the airport or train station and escort you to the hotel for checking in. Then we will drive about 1 hour to visit the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site - Hongcun & Xidi Villages (about 1.5h for each attraction) to meet with history.|
|Today's Activities|| Begin today's journey at about 9:00am after breakfast. After a 1-1.5 hours' drive to Mt. Huangshan, we will take cable car from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station to White Goose Ridge Station (11:00). Tour the 1,668m (5,472.44ft) Beginning-to-Believe Peak and the famous Lian Li Pine (Couple Pine). Check in Beihai Hotel and have lunch.
Start at 13:30pm for West Sea Grand Canyon and Cloud Dispelling Pavilion for the breathtaking sceneries. Stay overnight on the mountain.
|Today's Activities|| Enjoy a brilliant sunrise in early morning and then take a tour around Lion Peak for the serene morning sceneries. Take cable car downhill at about 11:30am.
Drive to the city center Tunxi District to stroll along the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street for some shopping and to visit the 200-year-old Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory. Have local featured lunch at a restaurant run by local people. You can also shop for some special souvenirs like Huangshan fritters, love-bean (red-bean) ornaments and Hui ink sticks. At last our driver will take you to the airport or train station for departure.
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: Accommodation in Huangshan city and on the mountain|
|Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel and 3 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to local culinary Anhui Cuisine and highly-praised local restaurants.
As one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, Anhui Cuisine features elaborate choices and handling of cooking materials, ingredients, and strict control of cooking process. Wild herbs, both from land and sea, are widely used in Anhui cuisine cooking. Braising and stewing are common techniques in this culinary art.
-- Learn more about Huangshan Dining or Anhui Cuisine.
To savor the most original Anhui food, tourists are recommended to take one of the local restaurants. Below are some excellent restaurants offering Hui-style dishes and cuisine, each with its distinctive features and specialities.
|Laojie Diyi Lou (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Built in traditional Hui-style
-- Offer both buffet and sit-down meals
-- Feature: Traditional Anhui Cuisine
|Meishi Renjia (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Two-storey Hui-style building
-- Open kitchen
-- Feature: Local specialized foods & snacks
|Leigang Restaurant (Hongcun Village)
-- Hui-style architecture dating back to the year of 1131
-- Surrounded by trees and bamboos
-- Feature: Local food, homely dishes
|Jushantang Hostel (Hongcun Village)
-- Well-preserved old house of traditional style
-- "Jushantang" means a mansion inhabited by kind-hearted people
-- Feature: Anhui Cuisine
Customer: Mr. ScarfUpdate Date: Oct.28, 2012
Destinations: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) - Jingdezhen
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Customer: Mr. TeohUpdate Date: Apr. 30, 2012
Destinations: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)