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Huangshan is one of the most popular and most beautiful destinations in China. Travellers usually get confused by "Huangshan city or Huangshan Mountain" especially reading a lot of travel guide and notes on the internet. To get it frank and clear, Huangshan Mountain (also known as the Yellow Mountain) is located about 80km north from Huangshan city, and one usually get to Huangshan city first before getting to Huangshan Mountain. All flights and trains take you to Huangshan city first. Huangshan City is a large area, including three districts - Tunxi, Huangshan and Huizhou, 4 counties - Yixian, Shexian, Xiuningxian, Qimenxian, over 1000 towns, and many ancient villages, such as Hongcun, Xidi, Nanping, etc.
The essence of Huangshan, with no doubt, is Huangshan Mountain, the "loveliest mountain of China". If time allows, it's strongly recommended to visit one or several ancient Huizhou-style villages after your Huangshan Mountain trip.
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In Huangshan City, the world famous Mt. Huangshan is the must-visit attraction. Besides Mt. Huangshan, travelers can explore the Huizhou culture in the nearby ancient villages, like Xidi and Hongcun Ancient Villages. To visit more attractions in Huangshan, please go and see all Attractions in Huangshan.
Your Huangshan Yellow Mountain trip will be much more interesting if you cover one or two recommended activities into your itinerary, such as enjoying a leisure mountain hiking, biking through ancient villages, pick tea along the road to Yellow Mountain, etc. Don't hesitage to discuss with our travel consultants if you need a tailor-made tour.
Mount Huangshan is full of things to see, and travelers are suggested to make a good plan before the final trip, such as choosing the best time to visit, right itinerary to take, suitable hotels to stay in, etc.
Generally speaking, you can visit Mount Huangshan in every season and get different sightseeing. But our suggestion is to avoid the weekends (Friday and Saturday) and the Chinese Holidays, such as New Year Festival, Labor Days, National Days, etc.
Yellow Mountain is located in Huangshan District, about 80km from Huangshan City. Travellers usually get to Huangshan city first by by flight, bullet train or bus, then transfer to the foot area of Yellow Mountain.
Take the cable car up/down can save your time and energy for the highlights scenery. There are totally 3 cableways located in different gates/entrance to up and down mountain area, including Yungu Cable Car, Yuping Cable Car and Taiping Cable Car.
Currently there are only 7 hotels on the top of Yellow Mountain. They are located at different regions. When choosing hotel, you have to consider the hotel location (perfect for watching sunrise or not, reachable or not), price and amenities.
Here we have provided you with the latest maps of the location, transportation, tourist sights, and hotels of Huangshan/Yellow Mountain. All of them are downloadable and printable.
Remember that travel light and take useful items as much as possible is the most important principle of packing ideas for a Huangshan hiking tour. Read our Packing List to get clear about what you should pack before setting out.
This article has explained why is it expensive to travel Huangshan, and listed the ticket prices of Huangshan Mountain and the 4 cable cars, and other items you may spend money on, such as the hotels, meals, sedan chair and porter service.
Getting to Huangshan(City) and getting to Huangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) are two completely different things. Huangshan Mountain is located about 80km's driving from Huangshan City. To get to Huangshan Mountain, one usually have to get to Huangshan City first, then transfer by private vehicle or public buses to Huangshan Mountain. After Huangshan Mountain trip, you can extend your trip to nearby ancient villages, such as Hongcun, Xidi, Chenkan, etc. Below is a Huangshan Regional Map and Full Huangshan Transfer Guide:
- Flights to Huangshan
Huangshan Tunxi International Airport is located 7 km from Huangshan Tunxi downtown area. It has flights from/to Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Chongqing, Hefei, Guangzhou, Xiamen, etc. Shanghai is the best gateway to Huangshan City and many travelers choose go by air. It needs only 1 hour and 40 minutes.
- High Speed Bullet Trains to Huangshan
There are many cities especially cities in southeastern China operate daily high speed trains to Huangshan, including Shanghai (4 hrs and 44 mins), Hangzhou (3 hrs and 38 mins), Xiamen (4~4.5hrs), Guangzhou (7hrs), Beijing (6hrs), Jinan (3.5~5.5hrs), Tianjin (around 5.5 hrs), Hefei (1 hr and 40 mins), Fuzhou (2.5 hrs), Mount Wuyi (1.5 hrs), etc.
It's very convenient to transfer around Huangshan city as most attractions, including Yellow Mountain, Hongcun, Xidi, etc., are located not very far from Huangshan City. There are daily buses running to each attraction from downtown. You are suggested to take our Huangshan tour packages which have covered transfers, sightseeing, tour guide, hotels, to ensure more enjoyable trip.
To help you have understanding about Huangshan City and its top attractions like Mt. Huangshan, Hongcun Ancient Village and Xidi Ancient Village, we have collected some useful Huangshan maps for you. Please feel free to use them when planning your amazing Huangshan tour! For more maps, please check 2020 Overall and Detailed Huangshan Maps.
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