Mount Huangshan is located in Mount Huangshan City, Anhui Province. If you come to Mount Huangshan by train or plane, you can only reach Mount Huangshan City (known locally as "Tunxi"), then take the shuttle bus at Mount Huangshan Bus Terminal to Tangkou Town, and then transfer to the transfer center to take the scenic area bus to reach Mount Huangshan Scenic Area. Mount Huangshan is rich in tourism resources, and the most important scenic spot is naturally Mount Huangshan Scenic Area, which is the "most wonderful mountain in the world", taking the meaning of "Emperor's Mountain". Since ancient times, there has been a classic saying "Five Mountains return without looking at the mountain, and Mount Huangshan return without looking at the mountain", which has been engraved in the mind. It is strange before you know it, and only amazing after you travel. Mount Huangshan is famous for its "five wonders" of strange pines, strange rocks, sea of clouds, hot springs and winter snow. And the 82 peaks that have created the "Five Wonders" cannot be ignored, either majestic and majestic, or steep and beautiful, naturally crafted, especially the three main peaks of Tiandu Peak, Lianhua Peak, and Guangming Peak, which are the most fascinating. It is hard to describe the "beauty of Mount Huangshan Mountain", whether it is the masculine beauty of iron and steel standing high in the sun, the charming beauty looming under the clouds and fog, or the romantic beauty of flowers blooming all over the mountains in March, or even the holy beauty wrapped in silver makeup everywhere in the snowy winter. Not far from Mount Huangshan Mountain, there are scenic spots such as Jade Valley (Lover's Valley), Jiulong Waterfall, Taiping Lake, Shimen Gorge, etc. Of course, there are more than just these. Yi County, which contains the cultural heritage of Huizhou, has villages such as Hongcun, Wooden Carving Tower, Xidi, Nanping, and Guanlu. The Huizhou style architecture like ink painting makes people linger and forget to leave; If you have enough time, you can also visit Shexian County. Tangyue memorial archway, Tang model, Chengkan, Qiankou residential buildings, etc. will also make you intoxicated. Finally, Tunxi, including Cheng's Three Mansions, Huashan Mystery Cave, and Old Street. Of course, there are many good scenic spots, such as Qimen County, which are suitable for deep traveling in Mount Huangshan Mountain.

Consumption level

Outside of major holidays like Golden Week, two people can comfortably tour Huangshan for 1500-2000RMB over 3 days, not including transportation costs.

To maximize your budget, opt for mid-range lodging in Tunxi, Huangshan City or Tangkou town. Use public buses to access the mountains rather than private cars or taxis. Pack snacks and lunch to avoid pricey food on the mountain. Focus spending on cable cars and entrance tickets for 150-200RMB daily.

By staying in cheaper towns around the mountains and limiting dining, you can save money for hiking gear rentals if needed. With strategic choices, Huangshan's iconic granite peaks, pine forests and sea of clouds can be enjoyed without breaking the bank. Just steer clear of crowded times when prices surge. Huangshan offers breathtaking natural beauty and hiking at a reasonable cost.

Transportation within the scenic area

To reach Huangshan's ticket booths from the South Entrance, take the “Scenic Shuttle” along the “New National Route.” There are three spots to catch it:

1) 20 meters past the gas station up the hill from the Tangkou West Expressway exit

2) The Huangshan South Entrance (added May 1, 2015)

3) Up the slope towards Emerald Valley on the Dongling side

Shuttles come in bus or taxi form. Buses depart every 20 minutes, taking about 25 minutes for 13RMB per person one-way. Taxis cost 50RMB one-way for up to 4 passengers - a good option for small groups wanting comfort and speed.

With frequent departures from three convenient spots along the New National Route, the Scenic Shuttle provides easy access to Huangshan's ticket booths. Choose bus or taxi depending on your timeline, group size and budget. Then enjoy breezing up the mountain to take in Huangshan's iconic peaks and unforgettable views.

Transportation center

Huangshan Scenic Area has four shuttle stops: Transfer Center, Hot Springs, Ciguang Pavilion, and Yungu Temple. Here are ride times and fares between them on the New National Route:

- Transfer Center to Yungu Temple ticket booth: 22 min, 19RMB
- Transfer Center to Ciguang Pavilion ticket booth: 18 min, 19RMB 
- Transfer Center to Hot Springs: 11RMB
- Hot Springs to Yungu/Ciguang: 11RMB

With frequent, affordable shuttle connections between Huangshan's main attractions like the Transfer Center, Hot Springs, and ticket booths, getting around is easy. Calculate stop times and fares above to plan your itinerary. Then relax aboard the shuttles to enjoy effortless transfers across Huangshan's sprawling landscape of granite peaks and pine forests.

Lift the sedan chair/pick the bag

Between Yuping Tower and Tianhai on Huangshan, porters are available to carry visitors by sedan chair or shoulder pole. Rates are capped at:

- Tianhai to Aoyu Peak (1km): 100RMB sedan chair

- Cable car upper station to Yuping Tower (0.75km): 100RMB sedan chair 

- Luggage pole carrying: 1.4RMB per km per kg, billed by actual distance

Sedan chairs provide rest for weary legs on steep trails between scenic spots. Porters can relieve heavy packs when hiking the high mountain paths. Pre-arrange carries at least one day prior by calling 0559-556483. Report any overcharges to the price complaint hotline at 12358.

With porter assistance on demand, visitors can conserve energy for enjoying Huangshan's iconic vistas. Focus on the scenery instead of your feet or backpack weight. Let the porters whisk you and your bags conveniently between sites - just sit back and soak up those breathtaking views on the peaks!

Best Travel Time

In terms of overall scenery, it is the best to visit Mount Huangshan from April to November, when all the scenic spots are open. Among them, the climate in summer and autumn is comfortable. Tourists will generally choose to come to Mount Huangshan at this time to enjoy the green mountains and green scenery, and have a broad vision. But if you pursue the unique scenery of the sea of clouds, winter and spring are the best seasons. Moreover, the winter with the least tourists (late October February of the next year) is known as "the most beautiful season of Mount Huangshan Mountain". You can enjoy rime, ice hanging, etc. At this time, the off-season ticket price is also implemented. If you don't fear the cold, you can visit, but many scenic spots will be closed in winter.

History

Archaeological evidence confirms human activity in Lianyungang's ancient Mount Qushan and present-day Mount Jinping area as early as 10,000 years ago. In 1959 and 1978, the oldest Paleolithic sites in southeast China were discovered at Erjian and Daxian Village with clear stratigraphic layers. Mount Jinping has 19 Neolithic sites, with Erjian being one of China's earliest farming areas.

The 20-meter long, 10-meter wide "General Cliff Painting" discovered in 1979 was appraised by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage as "an extremely important cultural relic and rare major discovery, the earliest 'book' in China."

The Donghan era art treasure "Kongwang Mountain Grottoes Statues" are the earliest Buddhist grotto statues in China, 100-200 years earlier than the Dunhuang Grottoes, and protected at the national level.

The area is also steeped in history, with attractions related to Confucius' sea gazing, Emperor Qin's inspections, and famous poets and officials like Tao Yuanming, Li Bai, Su Dongpo, Shen Kuo, Li Qingzhao, Wu Cheng'en, Li Ruzhen, Wu Jingzi, Lin Zexu, Zhu Ziqing and more.

Self driving

Huangshan City is now accessible by several expressways from eastern China:

1. Huihang Expressway - from Hangzhou to Huangshan City via Lin'an and She County, around 200km and 2.5 hours

2. Hefei-Tongling-Huangshan Expressway - from Hefei to Huangshan Scenic Area and City via Tongling and Jiuhua Mountain, around 300km and 3 hours

3. Huangtao Peach Expressway - from Huangshan to Taling

4. Jingwu Huangshan Expressway - from Jingdezhen to Huangshan via Wuyuan

5. Jixi-Huangshan Expressway - from Jixi County to Huangshan and She County, around 24km

Huangshan Expressway Exits:
She County, Tunxi South, Tunxi West, Tunxi, Tangkou, Gantang, Tanjiabiao, Taiping Lake

Recommended exits for attractions:

1. Tangkou - Huangshan Scenic Area South Gate, Xidi, Hongcun (from north)

2. Tunxi West - Qiyun Mountain, Gucheng Rock, Xuedou Folk Village, Zhuangyuan Museum, Xidi, Hongcun (from west) 

3. Rock Temple (Qianmen) - Qianmen Ancient Dwellings, Chengkan, Tangmo, Pavilion Group

4. Tanjiabiao - Shimen Gorge, Fenghuang Source, Yellow Emperor Source, Puren River Rafting

5. Gantang - Huangshan Scenic Area North Gate, Furong Valley, Feilong Waterfall

6. Taiping Lake - Taiping Lake, Jiuhua Mountain

After exiting at Tangkou, follow signs to Tangkou and Huangshan Scenic Area 3km away.

Medical treatment

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Safety considerations

When at crowded places like train stations, bus terminals, and metro stations, keep a close eye on your belongings to prevent theft. Areas with high tourist traffic like Tiananmen Square also attract scammers, so tourists should be wary of unlicensed guides demanding money upfront. Avoid handing over any cash to solicitations on the street. Use registered taxi companies like the red Beijing taxis whenever possible. Keep valuables secured and hidden, avoid carrying large amounts of cash, and be alert in public transportation hubs and tourist sites. When needing assistance, go to authorized help points like the Beijing Tourist Information booths rather than individuals roaming the streets. Beijing is a generally safe city if simple precautions are taken. Report any incidents or suspicious activities immediately to the nearest police officer. They can also provide directions and other help. Enjoy sightseeing, but remain aware of the surroundings.