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Yellow Mountain Classic Tour

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Huangshan, Flight not included

Airport Transfer (Huangshan)

Day 2: Yellow Mountain
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The Yellow Mountains (6 hours):Located in the south of Anhui Province, with an area of about 1,200 square kilometers, known as "the loveliest mountain in China",famous for magnificent scenery whatever the season: granite peaks piercing the clouds, strangely shaped rocks and gnarled trees, hot springs, waterfalls, wonderful outlooks and over 1500 plant species. No traffic within the core area of about 150 square kilometres, accessible by cable car or on foot. Many enticing walks of all grades, all include some steps.

Yungu Cable Car (10 minutes):You can enjoy the scenery along the way as you ascend or descend the Yellow Mountain by cable car.

Day 3: Shexian Tangyue Memorial Arches, Yungu Cable Car, Tunxi Ancient Street

Shexian Tangyue Memorial Arches (1 hour):Known as the "Town of Arches", Shexian is a must see for fine examples of residential architecture and memorial arches from Ming and Qing dynasties. The Chinese name “Paifang” is given to an arch usually made of fine wood or stone, as memorial and decoration. Shexian has thousands of arches. It is a great place to explore the social culture in China's feudal society.

The Bao Family Garden is near the Tangyue Memorial Arch Group. This private garden once owned by successful businessman Bao was as famous as the Humble Administrators Garden in Suzhou. Built as a Bonsai garden, it showcases the best works of Bonsai from different schools of this art. It blends perfectly with the Tangyue Memorial Arch Group, and is a fascinating way to spend a few hours.

Yungu Cable Car (10 minutes):You can enjoy the scenery along the way as you ascend or descend the Yellow Mountain by cable car.

Tunxi Ancient Street (1 hour): It's located in the center of the old city of Tunxi,there are hundreds of old but well preserved rows of shops, evoking a bygone era in buildings that are simple and elegant. It is a commercial street that is only for pedestrians.

Day 4: Hongcun Village
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Hongcun Village: It's located in the place which is about 10 kilometers off the northeast part of Yixian County. An ancient town over 800 years old leaning against Mt. Huangshan, it is folded in the fog of the Mt. which makes it look like a river and mountain picture. It enjoys the reputation of "The Chinese town in the pictures".

Xidi Village: Xidi is located at the foot of Mt. Huangshan. It's 54 kilometers away from Huangshan City.First built 900 years ago in Song Dynasty with UNESCO, its traditional architecture is well preserved. The buildings and the street patterns, reflect the socio-economic structure of an enduring period of Chinese history. Don’t miss the large memorial archway.


Travel Tips 
1. Be kind to yourself - Travel light! Facilities are available to leave luggage at the bottom of the mountain, so if possible please take a small bag or backpack for your overnight stay on the mountain. If this is not possible and you need to take luggage to the top of the mountain, porters are available to carry your bags. You will need to negotiate a price. RMB 120 would be a fair price to pay for this service 

2. Clothing & Shoes - It is essential to take a jacket as it gets chilly and good walking shoes. Raincoats can be purchased and are a very wise investment for protection from the rain and wind. Don't use an umbrella as it can be dangerous. 

3. Purchase some bottled water and snacks before you start to ascend the mountain. Supplies are available on the mountain but the prices increase with the altitude. 

4. A cable car is available to make your trip to the top of the mountain easier but there are still lots of steep narrow stairs on the mountain if you plan to get the most out of you time. Please take care when climbing and trying to get the best photo opportunity.
Interested? Each tour can be tailored.