Located in the east of China, Huangshan is a popular tourist destination for its long 2000-year-old history and spectacular sceneries. Literally, Huangshan means ‘Yellow Mountain’ in local language and the city was named after its most lovable scenic spot. Picturesque Mount Huangshan or Yellow Mountain is 64 kilometers away from the city center. This place attracts millions of tourists every year and it cannot be missed for the ones who are into adventurous and ecotourism travel.

What to do in Huangshan?

Visit the Mount Huangshan

Mount Huang (Yellow Mountain) is a destination for those who love adventure travel. This place features stunning mountain peaks, magnificent cliffs, mysterious caves and splendid trails. Frequently covered by mists, this mountain is like heaven on earth that will captivate anyone who admires the captivating nature. Yellow Mountain was awarded as World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1990.

Discover Chinese history and culture in some ancient towns and streets

Hongcun Village
  • Hongcun Village: Thanks to Director Ang Lee who chose Hongcun Village for many scenes in the film Wo Hu Cang Long (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), this village now becomes a popular tourist destination.
  • Xidi Village: Less touristy and crowded than Hongcun Village, Xidi Village is the place for rustic wooden houses from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
  • Tunxi Ancient Street: Located at the center of Tunxi District, Tunxi Ancient Street is well-known for its Anhui architecture and souvenir shops.
  • Tachuan Village: Only 2 kilometers from Hongcun Village, Tachuan Village is really beautiful when the leaves change their color in autumn.
Best time to travel to Huangshan

Huangshan is cloudy, foggy and humid around the year. The best time to visit Huangshan is from April to October. It rains in spring (March – May) and summer (June – August) in this city, so prepare a raincoat. Winter is the low season since it is chilly in the mountainous area.

Huangshan Travel Tips
Yellow Mountain

Trekking to Mount Huangshan is an exciting activity in your Huangshan trip. We have some safety tips for your trekking journey:

What to pack?

  • Warm clothing: The higher you get to the mountain peak, the more remarkable temperature decreases. Keep yourself warm especially in early morning and evening as well as during winters. Waterproof coats are necessary for winters. Don’t forget to bring extra clothes.
  • Raincoat: We don’t recommend an umbrella since the wind is strong here.
  • A good pair of shoes according to the season: Waterproof walking shoes or trekking boots are essential in the winter.
  • Essential gears and equipment
  • Food and drink: Bring high-calorie snacks and some bottles of water, it will be hard to buy food and drink around Mount Huangshan area.
  • A map for reference
  • Don’t forget your camera; the view is spectacular in this place.

Some safety tips:

  • The front of Mount Huangshan is more dangerous than the rear. Walk slowly to ensure that you will not slip.
  • Trekking is not recommended for elderly people and those with health problems. It is advisable to take the cable car to appreciate the beauty of this place.
  • Although the Yellow Mountain is wonderful in winter, we recommend you to take a cable car since it may be too slippery for hiking, especially when it snows.