Mt. Huangshan is widely believed as the most beautiful mountain in China. On this Yellow Mountain Tour from Shanghai with your knowledgeable guide, you will not only explore its unusual granite mountain, also visit the ancient villages including Xidi Village, Shexian County which is surrounded by green mountains and crystal water, it is rich in cultural relics, residences. The high speed train ride from Shanghai to Huangshan is also a very interesting part of the tour. Your'll turly enjoy the nature and experience brilliant Chinese culture in this tour.
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Tunxi Old Street, MT.Huangshan,Shexian County, Xidi Village
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Pick up service is arranged at your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement), you will find a welcome sign "Huangshan Private Tour". Drive you to Shanghai train station to catch the train to Huangshan. Upon arrival, your driver will meet you at the exit of the train station with the same sign.
Our Huangshan Pick Up Sign "Huangshan Private Tour"
Your private driver will be happy to help you put away your luggage. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the car. Your guide will help you check in the hotel in the downtown Huangshan City and provide information you need. If time permits, visit Tunxi Old Street, an ancient commercial street in center of Tunxi Town.
After breakfast at your hotel, check out and deposit your suitcases in the hotel. You can collect it on your way back. Take your valuables, passport and a small bag or backpack for your overnight stay on the mountain.
Later, drive along Huangshan Expressway to Huangshan Mountain (1.5 hour-drive), Then change for the local green bus and continue to drive for about 15 minutes along the zigzag mountain road before you get to the bus station at Yungu where you will take the cable car from Yungu Station to the top of the mountain.
After checking into your hotel and lunch, you will visit the Brush Pen Peak, Which is located in front of the North Sea hotel, northeast of Yellow Mountain and close to the Bijia Peak. The elevation is 1,640 meters. A stone stood lifting and outstanding with a round bottom cuspate top, like a brush pen used for calligraphers.
The Highlight of Brush Pen Peak
There is an ancient pine tree between the gaps of the peak summit windingly with shade, like fresh flower in full bloom.
Then followed by a tour to Begin-to-Believe Peak, Beginning-to-Believe Peak is located east of North Sea in Huangshan Mountain at a height of 1,668 meters. Legend has it that in ancient times a man did not believe in the tales people told of the beauty of the Huangshan Mountain. He then traveled here and when he arrived at this Peak, he suddenly realized the truth in the people's description of the mountains beauty, giving this place its name.
The highlight of Beginning-to-Believe Peak
Ancient twisted pine trees and Rocys
Beginning-to-Believe Peak is noted for generous greenery and its shaped rocks. It is said: "The beauty of Huangshan is not fulfilled until you reach this peak". Every year, numerous visitors come in search of its charming beauty.
Have lunch on the Huangshan restaurant, and have a short rest.
After lunch hiking to the Lion Peak, The peak acquires its fame because the peak rock is exposed; stood towering and confronting like a powerful lion lying on the high mountains. The peak is 868 meters high and there are 680 level stone ladders from the Jiyun temple to ascend the lion peak. and then moving to the West Sea Grand Canyon.
In the evening you will enjoy the sunset from the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion. Stay overnight at the summit.
In the early morning, take the chance to photograph the sunrise on the Yellow Mountain. In good-weather days, you can see clearly the golden light of the sun piercing the mists, and rocky peaks rising above the frothy, ever-changing sea of white clouds. After the sunrise, get back to your hotel for breakfast. Then, go down the mountain by cable car and drive to Shexian County. you can enjoy the ancient Hui Style architecture, one type of traditional Chinese architecture and the breathtaking landscape.
Start at downtown Tunxi and drive to the ancient Shexian County, It's a National Historical and Cultural Town. It was firstly established in Qing Dynasty on, it had long been the seat of the prefecture, called Huizhou Prefecture. Today you will visit five typical spots over there.
Upon arrivel, your first spot is Tangyue Archways, This scenic area is located in Tangyue Village, 10 km away from the ancient Huizhou Town and 27 km away from Tunxi, the seat of the municipal government of Huangshan city. These seven arches in turn are: the Baocanxiao Memorial Arch, the Cixiaoli Memorial Arch, the Jiexiao Memorial Arch of Wang, the wife of Baowenling, the Kindness Arch, the Jiexiao Memorial Arch of Wu, the second wife of Baowenyuan, the Baofengchang Dutiful Son Memorial Arch, and the Baoxiangxian Shangshu(a rank in ancient times in China) Memorial Arch. All these are memorial arches of Bao families of Tangyue village. Seven archways are standing in line to the order of Loyalty, Piety, Charity and Righteousness, each telling a moving and unforgettable story.
The Highlight of Tangyue Archways
There are a large number of beautiful carvings in Hui style around the body of the arches.
The next spot is Tangmo Village, It's Perched at the foot of Mt. Huangshan, near Shexian County. Tangmo Village was constructed originally in the Tang Dynasty and reached its height of prosperity in both the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties as the most representative garden village designed with feng shui principles in Huizhou. And it's also a tranquil village which is famous for both its noticing natural landscapes and the historical and cultural glamour.
The Highlight of Tangmo Village
Tang Gan Yuan Garden
Tang Gan Yuan Garden in Tangmo is a must-see scenic spot in Tangmo Village. This garden was established by a rich man for his mother, who could not realize her wish to be able to travel to the West Lake in Hangzhou. Therefore, some scenic spots of the garden in some how are similar to those of the West Lake. Further to north is a pavilion called Jing Ting (Mirrior Pavilion), where illustrious stone inscriptions of eighteen famous Chinese calligraphists' factual writings are proudly displayed.
After that drive to the Chengkan Village, Chengkan is located on the south foot of Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area, which belongs to the list of World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site, and roughly has 15 kilometers far away from Yansi Town, the administrative center of Huizhou district. Chengkan is the hometown of two people of virtue and the No.1 village of Jiangnan region(呈坎双贤里, 江南第一村).
The Highlight of Chengkan Village
The greatest highlight of this village is its splendid show of ancient architectural complex featured of Huizhou style. Two sits of this village called Luo Dongshu Memorial Temple and Ancient Building Complex of Chengkan Village were both agreed as the two cultural relic sites under the national protection.
After lunch, head to the Yuliang Dam, It is the unique well-preserved overflow stone dam in China. It was built by laying well fitted solid stones to tame the river. The dam is 138 meters in length, 27 meters in base width and 4 meters in apical width, constructed with solid rocks and now being under the national protection.
The highlight of Yuliang Dam
It is called “Southem Anhui’s Dujiang Weirs” Yuliang Town was a port in history. prosperous for more than hundreds of years. It now still looks as it used to be.
After the tour end, drive back to your hotel in Huangshan downtown.
In the morning, after breakfast drive to the Xidi Village, Xidi is a village in Yi County of the historical Huizhou region of Anhui province, China. It was declared a part of the "Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui" World Heritage Site by UNESCOin 2000, along with Hongcun.
The Xidi Village was first built during the Huangyou era (1049–1053) of Song Dynasty Emperor Renzong, the village was originally called Xichuan (West River), owing to the water courses flowing through it.
The Highlight of Xidi Village
Hui Style Architecture
Its well-spaced houses with white walls, elegant decorations and black tiles are surrounded by mountains, which makes Xidi an ideal place for paint from life.
After the sightseeing, drive you back to the Tunxi Old Street and have lunch at the local restaurant.
After lunch, have a short in our air-conditional car, and then walk in this old street, keep sightseeing in this Hui-style architecture groups, here in Tunxi Ancient Street, colorful bazaars of local features are displayed in front of your eyes. It is also listed as one of China's Top Ten Historical and Cultural Streets.
In this street, shoppers will enjoy the oldest stores in Huangshan City, some of which have been doing business for centuries.
After the tour, drive you to the Huangshan train station to catch your train to Shanghai. Your will be escorted to your hotel when your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement).
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