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Huangshan is located at the boundary of three provinces: Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangxi. Nestled in the embrace of the surrounding mountains, this is the birthplace of Huizhou Culture. A long and storied history has left behind countless historical and cultural sites and natural scenery. Climbing the Huangshan Mountains is an absolute must. Enjoy Taiping Lake and get a taste of an unrestrained life of leisure in this open space between mountains and rivers. The Huangshan Mountains are full of wondrous pines and strange stone formations. A sunrise over the spectacular sea of clouds makes for an unforgettable experience. Historic Tunxi Street in the urban area is a representative example of local culture. The Ming- and Qing-era architectural style of the area is preserved in a relatively complete fashion. On the street, there are many old shops selling Huangshan specialties such as tea leaves, iwatake (rock) mushrooms, Anhui Ink, inkstones, and the Four Huizhou Carvings (carved wood, carved stone, carved brick and carved bamboo).
Mount Huangshan is famous for its long history. "You would not want to visit mountains after visiting the Five Sacred Mountains, and you would not want to visit the Five Sacred Mountains after visiting Huangshan." Xu Xiake, a great traveler and geographer of the Ming Dynasty, twice ascended Huangshan to witness its magnificence, exclaiming it as "a wonder in life." Dramatic Pines, grotesque rocks, sea of clouds, and hot springs are known as the “Four Musts” of Huangshan. They are the uncanny workmanship of nature and cannot be missed. In addition, the haze, snow scene, and sunrise are unique landscapes of Huangshan. Each landscape has its unique beauty and makes you feel like you are in a fairyland.
Hongcun Scenic Area is a typical Huizhou ancient village, and renowned as a “village of Chinese paintings.” Visit Hongcun to see the ancient irrigation system, including its lakes Yuezhao (Moon Pond) and Nanhu (South Lake). Visitors can also observe the “three carvings” of Huizhou: brick carving, stone carving, and wood carving. With the same detail as paper cutting, the human landscape blends perfectly with the natural landscape. The scene is perfect for visiting students of art to sketch.
With the Huangshan Mountains to the north and Mount Qiyun to the south, Xidi is a bright pearl strung between two amazing tourism sites. Transportation is extremely convenient. This place has at least three hundred Ming- and Qing-era residences. Among these, 124 are completely preserved. Another name for the village is "Households of the Garden of Eden". The buildings feature three kinds of carvings, including carved brick, carved stone and carved wood. The craftsmanship is all first-class. The flowers, branches and leaves of the carvings look exceptionally true to life. Many students from the Academy of Fine Arts come here to practice landscape painting and it is also a favorite gathering place for photography lovers.
The Grand Canyon of West Sea is also called Baiyun (White Clouds) Valley. One of the newly developed scenic areas in the Huangshan Mountains, this is a fantastical scenic area like something out of a dream. There are very few tour groups and the area is well suited for those visitors who enjoy hiking and exploring. Within the valley, there are a number of bizarre stone pillars and quiet mountain caves. Many of the trails hug the walls of the steep cliffs. The intriguing and wondrous rock formations throughout the valley are this landscape's most outstanding feature. According to your strength and endurance, you can go to Guangming (Brightness) Peak or Dispelling Cloud Pavilion to watch either an entrancing sunrise or glorious sunset. It is a beautiful and romantic experience.