Granite cliffs, decorated with twisted pines, winding paths and bizarre forms of stones (Anhui Province)
Getting there: by train: Hangzhou – Tunxi (district of Huangshan) – 400 yuan (1,530 UAH), Shanghai-Tunxi (district of Huangshan) – 300 yuan (1,140 UAH); by plane: Beijing-Tunxi (Huangshan district) – 1,500 yuan (5,740 UAH).
When to go: September-October.
What to see: Huangshan Gate, Sihai Canyon, etc.
How many days it takes to visit: 2-3 days.
Moving on. From Hangzhou by high-speed train in 3.5 hours and ~ 400 yuan (~ 1 530 UAH), you can get to Mount Huangshan (Anhui Province). Five sacred peaks are scattered across the country: East, West, South, North, Central. Self-respecting Chinese must visit all five or instead of five – visit Huangshan.
Planning a trip to the mountains should always be carefully. And when it comes to the capricious Huangshan, then everything is worth double-checking. It is believed that it rains 200 days a year, so stock up on raincoats against a light drizzle and conquer the summit. The fog constantly runs and runs away, so it can spoil the whole view at the most inopportune moment, just when you finally got to the top. Be prepared for this.
The ideal time to visit the mountains, in terms of weather, are September-October. However, in October, in principle, China is better not to attend, since a multi-million nation has days off to celebrate the formation of the PRC. The number of local tourists simply will not give you a pass, spoil the impression and never want to return.
For the mountains, you need to accurately allocate three days. So you can podgadat best weather to conquer the summit, and in her expectation you can explore the surroundings – the villages of the national Hui minority.
How to get there? By train you come to the city of Tunxi, even though everyone calls it Huangshan. To get to the mountain, you need to take a bus to Tankou, where you can stop for the night, buy raincoats and groceries.
You can conquer the mountain with your two, the Chinese have long built stairs from the foot to the top. And it is possible for an additional fee to relax and climb the lift. If finances allow, it is possible to stay for the night in one of the hotels on the top. They are much more expensive than those at the foot.
And remember, rarely in China, the entrance to the territory of natural monuments or landmarks is free. Tickets are expensive, but the money for them goes to destination. Parks, museums, mountains, rivers – everything is in perfect condition and clean. Huangshan has the same story: even if you decide to conquer the mountain on foot, you need to pay 300 yuan for the entrance ticket (1 150 UAH). And before conquering, be sure to read the maps. There are three main routes to the top of the mountain, choose the most appropriate for you.