Huangshan, which means 'Yellow Mountain', is located in Anhui Province just four hours' ride by high-speed train from Hangzhou. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of China's most magical mountains. Having inspired the composition of over twenty thousand poems, countless landscape paintings, and even serving as inspiration for James Cameron's floating summits in his film Avatar, Huangshan is a location well worth a visit.
Shrouded in ethereal mists for most of the year, but just as beautiful in bright sunshine, the mountain consists of several imposing granite peaks, peppered with mountain pines which grow from small cracks and crevices all over the rock. It’s one of my favourite places in Asia.