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 Nov. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Huangshan Travel
Asked by Wong CC from MALAYSIA | Nov. 10, 2019 01:46Reply
Travel to Huangshan during winter.
My husband and I used to travel and visited Tibet in 2014. He is eighty and I am 74. would like to make a winter trip to Huangshan in winter. Please advise.
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Answered by Jenny from UKRAINE | Nov. 11, 2019 23:29

Don't worry. Winter will also be a good season for you to tour around Huangshan Mountain. Generally speaking, you can appreciate the beautiful snow scenery. There is one thing you need to pay attention to: Bring enough warm clothes. Have a nice trip!
Asked by jay from INDONESIA | Oct. 20, 2019 10:30Reply
is it possible to explore the yellow mountain and huangshan without a local tour guide?
what do you recommend? is it hard if we cannot speak mandarin very well?
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Answered by Kathy from USA | Oct. 22, 2019 20:08

I think it will be fine. There must be map picture in the scenic area and you also can follow the crowds.
Asked by akhil; from INDIA | Sep. 29, 2019 01:12Reply
im an independent traveler trying to cover xian and huashan mountain.
i expect for an 5 to 6 days travel. can you give me a travel outline like which place should go first and an outline plan.
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Answered by Gemma from THAILAND | Oct. 07, 2019 20:42

Just make sure, do you want to go to Huangshan in Anhui or Huashan in Xi'an? Because this page is about Huangshan. If you want to go to Huashan in Xi'an, here is a reference:
Day 1: You can visit attractions in Xi'an first, like Shananxi History Museum, Muslim Quarter.
Day 2: Bell Tower, Xi'an City Wall
Day 3: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Famen Temple, Huaqing Pool
Day 4: Terracotta Army
Day 5: Huashan
Asked by Mark from USA | Sep. 26, 2019 12:19Reply
Yellow Mountain to Huangshan North Railway Early Morning
I am staying at a hotel on Yellow Mountain and I have a train to catch at 9:30am. Will I be able to go down the Yungu cable car early in the morning and should I take a bus or taxi to the Huangshan North Railway station?

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Answered by Bryson from CANADA | Sep. 28, 2019 23:00

Yungu cable car runs from 7:00 to 17:00 during Monday to Friday, and 6:30 to 17:00 in weekend. Then you can take direct bus at the gate of scenic area, which departs from 8:00 to 18:20 with interval of 20-60 minutes with around 45 minutes on the way.
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.
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