With jagged peaks entwined in cloud, Huang Shan is China’s foremost sacred mountain.
Take the cable car up through scenes of ethereal beauty and enjoy the walk down, or stay overnight in the summit hotel to witness the sunrise and explore the many peaks as the mists unfurl in the valleys below.
Nearby there are fascinating traditional villages, the likes of which are fast-disappearing from modern China. Nanping and Hongcun in particular are two of the most interesting and picturesque villages in the country, with ancient houses reflected in still ponds.
Suggested itineraries featuring Huang Shan
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Huang Shan, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Accommodation choices for Huang Shan
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Huang Shan. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Crowne Plaza offers modern, comfortable rooms and an exceptionally convenient location, making it a good base for visiting the city before heading to the sacred Yellow Mountain.
A rustic wooden guesthouse, the Pig’s Inn No.2 Bishan is offers guests a chance to enjoy the rural scenery as well as Huizhou architecture from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Xihai Hotel sits at the foot of Danxia Peak, one of the best positions at the summit of Huang Shan close to the entrance to Xihai Grand Valley and an ideal base from which to explore the various trails that lead to scenic viewing platforms.