Yellow Mountain

Mount Huang, also known as Huangshan, is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China, located in Huangshan City, Anhui Province, across the city Yi County, Xiuning County and Huangshan District, Huizhou District.  It is said that Sunrise, grotesque rocks, dramatic pines and seas of clouds, thermal spring are the "five matchless things of Huangshan" and all of them are marvelous to both local and overseas visitors.

Huangshan Resort Area

There are 82 peaks, which are vigorous and bold, or beautiful, well-proportioned .All these are created by the nature. Celestial Peak, Lotus Peak, Bright Summit Peak are the three main peaks.

Huangshan is one of the top ten best scenic spots in China. Mount Huangshan is celebrated for having all the significant features of mountain scenery. Widely recognized as the No. 1 Mountain under heaven, it features numerous imposing peaks (77 exceed an altitude of 1,000m), forests of stone pillars and evergreen sturdy pines; other features include grotesquely-shaped rocks (many of which are individually named, such as "flying-over rock"), waterfalls, pools and hot springs. Due to its mists and clouds, natural scenery in the area changes beyond prediction. Xu Xiake, a noted Chinese geologist and traveler in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), praised Huangshan Mountain as the best of all mountains.

Huangshan Reaort Area

Mount Huang has been declared a World Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO Heritage Committee. Covering an area of 1200 square kilometers, it extends 40 kilometers from south to north and 30 kilometers from east to west, the highlights of which occupy 154 square kilometers.

There is plentiful rainfall in Mount Huang. Therefore there are thick forests. Owing to the peculiar terrain, the Mount Huang’s climate is marked by a vertical change, and the vertical distribution of vegetation is also distinctive- the summit, the hillside and the foot of the mountain belong to the frigid, temperate and subtropical zones respectively.

There are more than 1500 species of plants, of which trees comprise one third. Therefore, the Mount Huang occupies an important status in China's botanical research. Here will you find century-old pines, firs, gingkgoes, actinidia, camphor woods and remnants of the glacial era. Mountains also provide the natural habitat for a wide variety of fauna.