The city is in a region that is surrounded by mountains that made access difficult until recent decades. This preserved some of the traditional culture of the area. Nearby Mount Huangshan has long been an attraction for travellers for hundreds of years.
747 The name of the nearby mountain was changed to Mount Huangshan by imperial decree, and the mountain became a famous attraction thereafter.
1990 Mount Huangshan was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
2013 Two bullet train lines are scheduled to operate.
Significance of the city: 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites are nearby: Mount Huangshan (the Yellow Mountains), ancient village complex (Hongcun Village and Xidi Village). Mount Huangshan has been a tourist site for hundreds of years and is also a plant and animal preserve.