Huangshan Travel Guide

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Huangshan City, established as the scenic support area for the Yellow Mountain, has become a tourist city that includes Yellow Mountain Scenic Area and many ancient Huizhou style villages. It is located at the southernmost tip of Anhui Province. The city neighbors Jaingxi Province in the southwest, Zhejiang Province in the southeast, Xuancheng City in the northeast, and Chizhou City in the northwest.

Located in the subtropics, the city has a typical subtropical monsoon humid climate. It is clearly divided into four seasons with short spring and autumn while long summer and winter. The comfortable weather affords good opportunities to travel to the city and its stunning environs throughout the year.

It is a region with a long history and splendid cultures. Since using Huizhou as its former name, the city is famed for the ancient Hui Culture, including Hui businessmen, Hui carvings, Xin'an school of painting, Xin'an medicine, Hui architecture, Hui cuisine, and Hui Opera (one of the tonalities of Beijing Opera). The current name came in due form since April, 1988.
Huangshan Airport operates domestic flights to most major cities in China such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai as well as international flights to Seoul. Many direct trains run daily to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Hefei. There are also luxury buses everyday to main cities in south China including Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Wuhan and Hefei.

Huangshan Local Food
You should not miss the local delicious food and special cuisine. Local Hui cuisine with more than a hundred years’ history is one of the Eight Major Cuisines of China. The representative dishes include Mandarin Fish (Chou Guiyu), Steaming Shiji, Stewed Shi'er and Chicken and Huizhou Odorous Bean Curd. Besides, the abundant snacks in the city will also satisfy your appetite, specially including Youjian Mao Doufu (Fried Odorous Bean Curd), Xie Ke Huang (Yellow Shell Crab), Laba Tofu and Stir-fried Pond Snail (Chao Tianluo).

Shexian Inkstone
Popular local products are nice for you to buy when traveling there, such as chrysanthemum flowers, Santan loquats, Huizhou Chinese torreya, gyrophora and She County kumquat. Wan'an compasses and Huizhou carvings on wood, bamboo and brick are well-known traditional handcrafts. In additional, travelers can purchase some tea for drinking, since the city has more than 30 kinds of tea brands well-known both at home and abroad.

Nightlife in Huangshan
Nightlife here is not colorful, but it can be leisurely. For locals, drinking tea in a tea house is a popular activity, which you can join. Or you can walk to Xin’an River to appreciate the beauty of the city at night or just taste the local snacks in the night market along banks of Xin’an River. If you happen to be on the mountain, watching the sky with stars is a romantic activity.

Some fast facts and practical information are provided to make your trip easier.
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- Last modified on Aug. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Huangshan Travel
Asked by wendy from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 26, 2019 19:44Reply
Is Tangkou also called Huangshan City ? Or are they 2 different cities ?
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Answered by Jeremy from USA | Aug. 29, 2019 02:11

In fact, Tangkou is a town and belongs to Huangshan City.
Asked by SH from USA | Jul. 19, 2019 13:14Reply
Huangshan road condition.
Tianhai Station to Yuping Station (without detour to Lotus Peak). vs Tianhai Station to Yungu station. Which route is easier? How much walking time respectively? Isn't front mountain (Yuping) prettier?
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Answered by Vance from USA | Jul. 21, 2019 23:19

I see no big difference in these two routes. The former distance is 2km and the latter is 2.2km. Both of them have their own beauty.
Asked by S Huang from USA | Jul. 18, 2019 06:00Reply
Driving distance From Huangshan City to Huangshan scenic north entrance vs South entrance.
KM vs driving distance
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Answered by Katie from USA | Jul. 18, 2019 19:34

If you start from the Main Railway Station, the distance to North Entrance is around 100km and to South Entrance is around 70km.
Answered by SH from USA | Jul. 19, 2019 06:44

Thanks so much. It is indeed very helpful.
Asked by REDNIBBLESNBITS | Jun. 27, 2019 18:13Reply
Traveling to Xihai (Huangshan Mountain) from Shanghai via bullet train on Sept 9th
It looks like the bullet train goes into the North Railway Station. Is this accurate? Secondly, what is the best way to get to the Xihai hotel from the North Railway Station - Bus, taxi, cable car, ...? Would it be "doable" in a couple hours?
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Answered by Ruby from USA | Jun. 30, 2019 18:22

Yes, it goes into North Railway Station. You need to go to Huangshan firstly because your hotel is in the scenic area. You can take bus at Coach Station near the North Railway Station. It departs from 9:15 to 20:20 with interval of 30 minutes and costs CNY20 with 50 minutes. You need to take Yungu cable car to the peak of mountain to your hotel.
Answered by REDNIBBLESNBITS | Jul. 05, 2019 01:03

Very helpful - Thank you!
Answered by REDNIBBLESNBITS | Aug. 21, 2019 07:32

I know people walk at different pace, but how long would it take to "hike" from the Yungu cable station to Xihai hotel (ballpark)? 1/2, 1, 2 ... hours?
Answered by Lily from USA | Aug. 22, 2019 01:32

Around 1 hour.
Answered by Shan Ong from SINGAPORE | Aug. 23, 2019 00:43

Can we take the Taiping Cable car to Purple Cloud Station instead? That station looks nearer to Xihai Hotel.
Answered by REDNIBBLESNBITS | Aug. 23, 2019 13:32

I had originally planned on going to the Taiping cable car thinking it would be quicker and easier. However, I'm not sure that it makes a difference time wise. We would be taking the scenic bus from the North Railway station, which goes to the south entrance, and would need to take a taxi from the southern mountain entrance to where the Taiping cable car was located (north entrance). The hiking from Taiping cable car to Xihai hotel would be shorter, but probably close to equivalent time wise when you factor in the taxi ride. If, we were coming from the north side, then we'd use Taiping cable car.
Yungu cable car is a more appealing route for us, since, I'd rather hike on the mountain than take a taxi.
Asked by Gaston Casco from ARGENTINA | May. 16, 2019 19:13Reply
Hello , can I pay the hotel in yellow Mountain with American Dollars?
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Answered by Emilie from FRANCE | May. 19, 2019 18:38

I'm afraid not and you are suggested to change it into Chinese cash.
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