Huangshan (黄山) is easily accessible from Shanghai, less than 3 hours on high speed train then you are at Huangshan North station, which is the nearest town to explore the amazing mountain park. The UNESCO World Heritage site is well known for its peculiarly- shaped granite peaks, sunrise, pine trees and hot springs. The walk inside the park can be quite challenging if you are heading to the famous peak of 蓮花峰. But it’s rewarding after all those steep uphill stairs. The scenery is breathtaking! It will take 6-8 hours to cover a big loop include the peak so make sure you arrive the park as early as possible so as to avoid crowds and give enough time for the walk. You can also stay in one of the handful hotels inside the park for the sunrise and a more leisure pace to explore.
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we’ve spent this great day nearby Huangshan mountain in Xixinan village. of course wouldn’t miss a coffee shop , such a peaceful place to escape all the crowds and noise of the big cities! highly recommend to visit if you are in the area! and a great place for filming YouTube videos as well! 🌅😍🐒
If you are seeking for amazing food and a very traditional small town experience, Datong town located a few kilometers away from Chizhou city. This riverside town has started to grow in the last few months, without losing its traditional lifestyle. Main courses varies with seasons, every time I visit seems to be something new to discover and try.
Had the opportunity to sail through the Changjiang (Yangtze) river, enjoy those beautiful sunsets and live the life of a local for few weeks. This town is not popular among tourists, which makes it a special option for those seeking to experience simple day-by-day live without the attractions, appearances or crowds. Datong life flows around the river, were people lives a very healthy and simple lifestyle.
Small towns are great getaways from busy city life, to reconnect with a peaceful life and explore traditional Chinese culture. In your way back to Chizhou city, you can find many natural attractions to visit and also reconnect with nature.
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Huangshan Hotspring!!! What is the next thing to do after 2 or 3 days of travel? of course, rest and relax in this very peaceful and relaxing place. Water is everywhere in Huangshan and the sound of the river is so nice to hear. Birds chirping and you suddenly get lost in the forest where you have nice bamboo trees lined up. Do not forget to drop by and give your body a time to rest in this awesome place!
Mt. Huangshan - Top 1 Tourist destination when you are in Huangshan. You still don't know where to go this coming festival? Make sure you add this one to your list. Spend 1 or 2 days in this wonderful mountain. It is indeed a very good place to forget about your busy lives. It is time to give your body the rest it deserve. Take time to relax and enjoy the magnificent views in this mountain and get back to mother nature.
In a word, Hongcun Ancient Village is beautiful. Despite being much busier and more touristic compared with nearby Xidi and Lucun villages, Hongcun still remains well worth a visit - especially if you can take the time to explore every nook and cranny, every winding alleyway or even extend your exploration away from the crowds and into the countryside that surrounds it.
Of course, visiting Moon Pond is a must, but I think the real beauty lies in the entry way to the village, where a long pathway seems to float above the water leading to an entry point of the village.
If you have the time to enjoy a leisurely stay, then you might want to splurge on Zhang Mansion - a beautiful old-style hotel that extends fantastic hospitality to all their guests - from welcome snacks and tea on arrival, to complimentary fruit, tea and a proper tea set for use in the room and sparkling water in the room, on top of a very generous breakfast of congee plus a whole load of trimmings! However, despite the beautiful interiors and commendable hospitality, do note that the walls are thin...so if you have noisy neighbours, you’re going to hear them for sure...
📍Hongcun Ancient Village, Anhui Province
Price: 104 RMB for entry into the village
One best thing happened because of the rail network extension in China is, we have the high speed train from Shanghai to 黄山 (literal translation Yellow mountain) in just under 3 hours. This wasn't there before 2 years, and it was much awaited by end of 2019; as 黄山 is comparatively a great getaway spot from Shanghai. It's quite a rare sight to see tropical mountains with not much plants and animals, 黄山 is one of them. With now being the transition from winter to spring, the mountains are perfect for a 3 day escape. And most importantly 黄山 has a lot of hiking routes, which I love the most. I'll share one of them here,
On day 1: Plan your arrival before day evening, and take the hotel at the bottom of the mountain. Especially at 汤口 village; there are many of them with decent breakfast. Then day 1 morning, get a bus to Yunggu temple where you buy bus tickets to go to starting point of hiking. After you get the bus ticket, hop on and get down at the starting point. Here again, you can decide whether you want to hike or cable car also available until White Goose ridge station (yes, there are different names for different view points). If you start to hike, there are many amazing view points that are self explorable. After you reach white goose ridge station, visit Begin-to-believe peak and Black tiger pine. Keep walking towards the hotel, using sign boards and reach there before sunset. You can't miss that for sure.
Day 2: It's your day on the mountain, you can choose to wake up early and see sunrise. Then go for little hike to nearby view points like turtle peak, and the tallest peak in 黄山 the lotus peak. Lion peak is also great to go around. After a relaxed day, I had a amazing hotpot at mountain top. It was such a good day.
Day 3: It's time to see the front side of mountain that has exhilarating views. You can choose to hike down on today and finish up an amazing trip. #qingmingtravel #urbanexplorer #anhuitravel #hiking
March / April are the best times to see the bright yellow fields of rapeseed flowers surrounding villages in Anhui - and Lucun is one of those villages you can explore to enjoy an escape into nature.
From Shanghai, you can take a high speed train to Huangshan North Train Station, which is only around 2.5-3 hours. Then, to reach Lucun Village, you can either take a bus from Huangshan North or hire a driver for the day. We decided to hire a driver for a day, at 350 RMB per day, to take us around a number of villages in the area.
Lucun is located near Hongcun Village, so you could easily schedule in a visit to at least two or three villages in one day if you’re pressed for time. Lucun is one of the smaller villages, charming and tranquil, and is said to be around 1,000 years old. while strolling through, we saw locals simply getting about their day prepping meals, washing clothes or heading out into the fields to work. The surrounding areas was beautiful - with bright yellow fields surrounding the immediate area around the village, and huge rolling hills in the distance.
📍Lucun Village, Anhui Province, China
Ticket Price: 50 RMB
For longtime walking barefoot was my practice especially when I'm in mountains; they say it gives a sense of acupuncture with rocks pressing your foot. Hiking is one such activity 🤠I love to. Yellow mountain (黄山) in Anhui province has various hiking trails, and the literal name translation doesn't justify the view 😂.
You can start your hiking from back of the mountain, near to Yunggu temple and hike for around 3 hours to reach White goose ridge. Then some more little hiking will lead you to some view points before finally reaching the Lotus peak 🏞️ where you can see beautiful sunset ❤️. From Shanghai a 3 hour travel in high speed train will lead you to this amazing destination.