Huangshan Top Attractions
Mt.Huangshan is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks, Huangshan pine trees, hot springs, winter snow, and views of the clouds from above. Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. It is one of China's major tourist destinations.
There is a popular ancient Chinese saying "There is no reason to visit any other mountain after seeing Huangshan Mountain". Huangshan Mountain Scenic Spot is a marvelous mountainous area that has been added into the UNESCO's World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. What most amazes visitors are the four distinctive features of Huangshan Mountain: bizarre rock formations, waterfalls, ancient twisted pine trees, and a sea of clouds. Other attractions like Yuping Peak, Tiandu Peak.
Huangshan is also the famous place for Chinese teas of high quality, such as Huangshan Maofeng, Keemun Black, and Blooming Tea.
Xidi village, was declared a part of the "Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui" World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000, along with Hongcun. It has about 124 ancient residences and three ancestral halls, decorated with the typical local style of brick, wood and stone, carvings, they display the ornateness and elegancy of the traditional 15th-16th century edifices, boasting historical and research value. There are stone archways, white walls, grey tiles, beautifully paned windows and projecting horse-head walls, and the village has been praised by foreign architects as containing some of the best preserved old-time houses and as being one of the most beautiful villages in the world.
Hongcun is a village in Yi County in the historical Huizhou region of southern Anhui Province, was inscribed onto UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List in the year 2000, as well as Xidi village. Hongcun has the history with over 900 years, With its serene environment and traditional features, it is listed as one of China's top 10 charming villages. It has about 137 Ming and Qing style residences, built with pink walls and black tiles, all the residences are better arranged. The layout of Hongcun resembles the shape of an Ox and is crisscrossed by a complex network of water canals feeding into the central half-moon pond and southern lake. The highlights in Hongcun are Chengzhi Hall, Hui Architecture, Southern Lake Academy and so on.
Bao's Family Garden:
Built in the Qing Dynasty (1644~1911), owned by Bao Qiyun, Bao's Family Garden is in Shexian, Huangshan, Anhui Province, about 460 meters away from Tangyue Memorial Archway. It's a private garden, along with Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou and Liyuan Garden in Wuxi, is praised as "Three Great Private Gardens in Jiangnan Area". It feasure for its potted landscapes of different sizes and shapes. Occupying 350 mu in coverage, the garden is home to tens of thousands of delicate bonsais of different genres domestic and abroad. It has applied for World Cultural Heritage and Guinness World Record.
Xihai Grand Canyon:
The Xihai Grand Canyon Xihai Grand Canyon is a newly-established scenic area just opened to public recently, opened to the public in 2001 and remains pure and unspoiled. It is known for the wonderful landscape, Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area (Western part of Huangshan Scenic Area), it starts at Clou-dispelling Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge, and creating a breath-taking circular sightseeing route. Breath-taking visages will greet you on the mountain road, no wonder it's also called Magic Scenic Area.
Chengkan Village is a well-preserved ancient village with appealing scenery of mountains and waters and age-old residences with rich local characteristics. It has the history of 1800 years, feasures for the Hui tyle architectures, builted in Ming dynasty. Eight mountains surrounding Chengkan Village, combined with the S-shaped Zhongchuan River winding its way through the village, forms a pattern of Bagua, meaning Eight Diagrams. Thus, the village is also widely known as Bagua Village. According to the Taiji philosophy, Yang is Cheng while Yin is Kan, so the village is called Chengkan.
Tunxi Ancient Street:
Tunxi Ancient Street is situated at the central area of Tunxi District, the downtown of Huangshan City, was built more than 1000 years ago and today has developed into a historic and commercial street which is 823-meter-long and 5-8 meter-wide. It is one of the best-kept old streets in China and was elected as one of "Ten Historic and Cultural Street of China" in 2009. It's a shopper's paradise. Original built in the Song Dynasty, the street is lined with antique shops, medicine shops, teahouses, restaurants and galleries. some of which have been doing business for centuries. There are curios, Chinese Four Treasures of the Study (i.e. writing brush, ink stick, ink stone, Xuan paper), Hui-school traditional Chinese paintings, engravings, rubbings from the tablets, inscriptions, ornaments and many tourist souvenirs for selling.
Tunxi Ancient Street is a perfect place for visitors to taste Huangshan's local snacks, foods, and the famous Huangshan Mao Feng Tea. You can see the Tunxi Museum, Wancuilou Museum and know more thing about Tunxi town.
Shexian County, a well-known historical and cultural city, located at the southern foot of Mt. Huangshan, under jurisdiction of Mt. Huangshan City and on the upper reaches of the Xin'anjiang River. It was awarded as "a famous historical and cultural city on the state list" in the year 1986. You can fully feast your eyes with the well-preserved ancient buildings of Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties styles almost everywhere. With such wonderful natural scenery and sophisticated architecture, Shexin County win the reputation of water town, mountain town and bridge town.
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